I have a 3 month who primarily eats breast milk from a bottle. I can't get her to eat more that 4oz at a feeding and she was eating about every 3-4 hours but now wants to eat every 2-3. I've tried increasing the amount she eats but she won't take more than the 4oz. I'm wondering about adding some rice cereal into the breast milk to slightly thicken it up so it sticks with her a bit longer. I don't want to make a shake, just add a little substance. Obviously the pediatrition is against eating cereal before 4 months and says I should hold her off for 3-4 hours between feedings and just let her cry. My insticts as a mother are telling me she needs more than just the breat milk. Has anyone else done this?
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:28 PM on May. 26, 2009
Answer by angie_david at 8:19 PM on May. 26, 2009
According to La Leche League's Breastfeeding Answer Book, 3rd edition, on average most breastfed babies take between 2-4 ounces about 8-12 times per day, consuming about 28-32 ounces total per day. Every 2-3 hours sounds about right!
Read this article: Baby Bottles and Cereal
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against adding cereal to the bottle. You will find lots of moms who gave baby cereal in the bottle (for reflux, or because they wanted to) and their baby is now "fine". Just because their baby did not have a negative reaction does not mean that your baby won't.
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