Yesterday I started him on rice in the formula. He is having a hard time sucking it through the nipple. So do I put a fast nipple on the bottle? I tried hm with a fast nipple and He is drinking it but alot faster, and wants more when hes done the 6 ounces. They other thing he hasnt pooped since Sunday afternoon, is something wrong with him? Plus hes drinking a bottle every 4 hours, ashould I be waking him up after 3 hours so he gets more formula in?
Note: I dont want to be bashed about not breastfeeding my child, I didnt have the option to breastfeed him....
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It is generally not considered a good idea to put cereal in a bottle. If you are determined to give him cereal then go with the spoon and the bowl. If he won't eat it that way, then he's likely not ready for it yet. All babies are different and there is no magic age. Your pedi saying you could start cereal doesn't mean you have to. It just means you can if you want to and if he will take it. Rice does tend to be constipating though so if yours is constipated then ask your doc what to do about it (I was told to add prunes) If you would like to read an article about readiness signs, reasons to wait, etc.. then click HERE
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