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Did anyone start there little one on rice cereal at 7 weeks?

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Asked by kade23 at 7:27 PM on May. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I started my child at about 8 weeks. It became VERY clear that the formula wasn't do it for her anymore. I would give it to her only at night, before bed time. And in the morning for breakfast. They only need about a tablespoon. Make sure you don't over do it. It seems like very little but they have extremly small stomaches.

    Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 7:31 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • thats dumb, their stomachs arent fully developed until about 6 months. so doing that can cause digestive problems for them along with many other things.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • If giving it to them early could cause stomach problems..then why do they tell you to start way before 6 months anyways?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • No solids until six months. Many nutritionists now recommed avocado as baby's first solid.

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:38 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • feeding standards change.

    when i was a baby my mom gave me solids before 6 months. I believe i had cereal and fruit around 1 month and was at meats by 3 months. i have no digestive problems.

    i myself do however follow my doctors reccommendations and current standards. You can give cereal at FOUR months. this is according to WIC and my doctor. you start baby food/solids at SIX months. WIC doesn't have you start juice until 9 months, but my doctor said she could have it at 6. She has no interest in it though.

    listen to your doctor, your instincts, and your baby.

    Answer by aly38914290 at 7:44 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • i gave my boys cereal at 4 month old and 6 months to baby food

    Answer by ilovemyson2002 at 7:50 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I started at 8 weeks with my oldest but that was because he had reflux that wasn't being treated with medicine. I also used oatmeal instead of rice cereal.

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:28 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • We started my little girl on cereal in a bottle (1 tsp per 4oz bottle) at 4 wks old. People will bash me for that, but oh well. My doctor didn't seem to mind. We started her on cereal from a spoon at 3 months, and fruits and veggies at 4 months. Every doctor or pediatrician or mom will say something different as far as what's "best" for "every" baby, but only you know what's right for YOUR baby. I know what's right for my little girl, and I feed her according to my own judgment.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 8:48 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • WOW well no its not a good idea and I think waiting 6 months is best, my older 2 started at 4 months..
    heres mroe info on solids

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 9:47 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Hey people, cereal is SOLID FOOD!!! LOL! Silly people. We started solids at 5 months due to my daughter's extremely bad reflux. Off a spoon or she fed herself.

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 10:17 PM on May. 9, 2009

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