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when did u give baby rice cereal

just wondering for those moms that did do it and maybe early.when did you give your baby rice cereal in their bottle and how much? how old was baby?
my baby will be 2 months old on the 8th of aug. he is now on 4oz but i think he may need cereal i know its early but i know there are ppl that do that so i was just wondering how much i should put in his bottle because sometimes he acts like he isnt getting full,wanting more bottle and stuff like that.

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Asked by alyssa1 at 8:41 AM on Jul. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 3 months old.

    Answer by Supermamato4 at 8:46 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • 4 months

    Answer by baby1mom at 8:49 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • oh i forgot to say i started with a tablespoon and gradually increased from there and the nipples on the bottle got bigger

    Answer by baby1mom at 8:51 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • First kid, 2 months and not even 1 tblspoon, second one, 3 months and about 1-2 tblsp in one or two bottles a day. If they are satisfied with the feedings now i wouldnt start cereal yet. With my son the doc said i was feeding him twice the amt. he should have been eating! But he never seamed to get enough so it was time for cereal, and we started it and never looked back! He did great with it. My daughter was starting to get that way, we would increase the oz per bottle, but it wasnt doin it, come an hour or so later she was screaming again. So i started cereal and shes satisfied for longer. Im going to start trying the spoon soon though, shes already trying to sit up!! :)

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 9:13 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Cereal in the bottle can be a choking hazard; don't do it. Recent studies have show that cereal too soon can actually disrupt sleep patterns. 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 little about).Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many now recommend 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.
    Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food www.superbabyfood

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:30 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • 4wks bc of bad acid reflux

    Answer by christina10140 at 10:02 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Have you tried a paci? Bottle fed babies have a non-nutritive sucking need just like an EBF baby does only difference is a bottle fed baby would get it from a paci where as an EBF baby would get it at the breast. So try a paci instead of giving cereal WAY to early. I gave my DS1 cereal too early at around three months and we've battled with tummy troubles ever since then. I regret it all the time, he has a hard time digesting certain proteins like the ones in nuts and he's had problems with constipation ever since then which are finally getting better with the help of some prescription meds. So if you want to still give cereal be prepared to regret it later because for every person that says their child did "just fine" there are two or three who had children like mine which is why they have the six month for solids rule now.

    Answer by GigantaursMommy at 11:19 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Babies can not digest anything other than breastmilk and/or formula until they are at least 4-6 months old. Plus, giving cereal in the bottle can cause choking and lead to aspiration. If he's still acting hungry, first make sure he just doesn't need to burp or see if he just wants to suck on a paci or fingers. If he's truely still hungry, then just offer more formula. Check out this article for more info.

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 11:38 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Babies can't digest cereal. They do nt have the digestive maturity or the proper digestive enzymes to break it down. All you will do is create gas and likely constipation. And if you are lucky and don't, then you aren't feeding the baby more calories, but LESS because they can't extract nutrition from it. This can interefere with their ability to know when they are full and how much they eat.
    Last, cereal in a bottle is a choking hazard. It changes the viscosity of the milk and can clog the nipple, then the baby sucks harder and it can suddenly unclog and they can choke. Don't ever put cereal in a bottle. Growth spurts happen periodically so babies MUST eat more and they eat ravenously. This is by design, so they need more breastmilk/formula. Spurts happen approximately 3 days, 6 days, 9 days, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, etc


    Answer by amileegirl at 12:24 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • never gave in a bottle, introduced cereals around 6 months old but can't remember exactly

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 1:35 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

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