My dd is 11 weeks old. She is ebf- for the last 3 weeks she has been demanding to eat every hour. This is a very long growth spurt... I am considering trying to offer very diluted rice cereal to try to satiate her for longer periods of time. She is able to hold her head up very well and already weighs almost 15 lbs. I have called lactation consultants, pediatritians and have tried to go for 2 or more hours between feedings (this last one didn't go so well...)
Any input or personal experience with starting rice cereal at a relatively young age is appreciated. Thank you!
Asked by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on May. 21, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by preacherskid at 4:53 PM on May. 21, 2010
Answer by my2luvbugs at 4:56 PM on May. 21, 2010
Answer by ThrivingMom at 5:16 PM on May. 21, 2010
My Ped ok'd rice cereal for my daughter at a little over 2 months too. The WIC lady informed me I was going o cause my dd's death. I was in hysterics ( I was a young mom, this was 10 yrs ago). I called her pediatrician he told me to tell the WIC people what they wanted to hear :) There is NO one size fit all answer for this. Some babies really DO need more food! That dd was born 6 weeks early and astonished the NICU nurses with how much she wanted to eat! Talk to your pediatrician. If he Ok's it dont listen to anyone on here (or at WIC ;) and do what YOUR baby needs!
Answer by momof030404 at 5:46 PM on May. 21, 2010
Answer by balagan_imma at 8:03 PM on May. 21, 2010
Answer by RutterMama at 8:48 PM on May. 21, 2010
Answer by LindaClement at 1:36 AM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 8:47 AM on May. 22, 2010