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how much do i gave 4month oatmeal?

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Asked by princessliset at 5:07 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • None. Keep in mind that solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know nothing about). Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many are now recommending skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    The best book on feeding babies, toddlers and their families is called Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. You should be able to find it at your local library. There is some great information on the website:

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:13 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • I am not sure I understand the question, but here goes...A 4 month old should not have oatmeal. It contains gluten, and baby's belly is not ready for that until at least 6 months old. Start out with rice cereal, and give very little the first time, just to try it. Breastmilk or formula should still be the main nutrition at this age, and cereal comes second. Hope this helps.

    Answer by LilyandEmmasMom at 5:15 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Are you referring to Gerber baby cereal in oatmeal? We don't give our infant that. We give him the Gerber rice - easier to swallow. =)

    Answer by firenicecream at 5:15 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • MY doctor recommended that my 5 month old eats 1 tablespoon of RICE cereal twice a day.

    Answer by amber1216 at 6:59 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • We started our kids on oatmeal baby cereal before 2 months. (Bash aways, moms, bash away!) We used a spoon and fed them about 1/4 cup twice a breakfast time and right before bed. Our kids hated the rice cereal.

    Answer by fluud7 at 7:00 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • I fed my son gerber cereal at 3 and a half months. Start with a finger day move to a teaspoon. After that feed him until hes done. Start very thin...then thicken it up down the road.

    Answer by Amberoz at 6:59 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

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