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Asked by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Not sure what your question is but i fed my son gerber cereal, still do and he's 14mo. I mixed it with formula and now milk. And usually mix it with some kind of fruit.

    Answer by kelka24 at 12:01 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • I didn't give baby cereal to my first child. Nurses told me not to and I honestly don't remember why! But I give my baby cereal now! He likes it and I use it to thicken up his baby food so that it doesn't get all over his clothes and his face. :)

    Answer by winkie_pinkie at 12:02 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • its up to you, my son had cereal in his bottle at 2 months, daughter had it at 6 weeks because of reflux. It's more for children learning textures, and it's a filler. No real nutritional value

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:02 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • I've been told by some moms and other people not to give my bay cereal... i'd like to know who and who doesnt give their baby cereal and why?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:03 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Honestly it's nothing but pure choice for the mom. Age of recomendation for feeding a child anything but formula or BM is anywhere from 4-6 months. It's a choice. Some choose to, some choose not to. Either way a baby isnt' going to suffer for either choice in the majority of cases

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:07 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • My son loved the stuff. It has the digestive qualities of fruit and whether added or not, it has vitamins and minerals. And it is a grain..we need grains. So, I say try it. As long as your baby is old enough.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:09 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • I started all my kids on cereal before we started other solids. It has iron in it, and all 4 of my kids have had low iron levels (anemia runs in my family) so my ped always recommended we continue it until a year - I breastfed so they weren't getting large amounts of iron from any other source. I started cereal with them at 4 months - none of them really like the rice, but loved the oatmeal!

    Answer by missanc at 12:13 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • I skipped it. I think it's gross. We started with zucchini around 8 mos, but even then, he only ate a few spoonfuls every few days until 11 months, when he became very interested in food and ate at least once a day.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:58 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • No. Babies never need it. It's highly processed, has many chemical additives, and is over priced.

    Answer by Gailll at 1:09 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • I don't, because I don't feel it has nutritional value besides the iron. For formula fed babies, they get their iron from the formula. Mine are breastfed, and I take iron supplements while pregnant and while nursing. I have my children's iron checked early at 9 months, and so far they've both been in a good place. For first foods, we give mashed bananas, mushy fruits and vegetables, etc.

    Answer by whiteroses82 at 2:29 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

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