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Is it okay to mix cereal in with breastmilk?

i have a set of twins that are 4 months old and i only breastfeed, is it okay to mix baby cereal in with it?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sure~
    surfcitymom

    Answer by surfcitymom at 11:08 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • oh, yes please.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:09 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • of course it is
    mamakarlie

    Answer by mamakarlie at 11:10 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • YES. It's better then water, juice or formula.
    boizmom

    Answer by boizmom at 11:11 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • No it is not ok. At 4 months old it is too young to give cereal or rice or whatever. I don't get what American doctors/paed's say.
    keyaziz

    Answer by keyaziz at 11:13 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • No, not to mix cereal in with the breastmilk, as in, in a bottle, but you can mix cereal with breastmilk in a bowl. Personally, I think 4 months is too young, and that cereal is unnecessary, but it's your call.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:07 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Yes you can in a bowl with a spoon. but they are much too young for cereal and cereal will take the place of needed breastmilk and they will be getting less calories because they can't digest it. The iron in it is also difficult to absorb, interferes with the absorbption of iron in breastmilk, and can cause constipation and gas. If you were told it will make them sleep longer or they need it to feel satisified, that isn't true.

    Skip the ceral. Wait until at least 6 months (or longer is okay) and go direct to table foods like avocado, sweet potato, butternut squash , ripe pear etc.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 1:31 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • 4 months is too young for any solids, cereal is solids. I know its frustrating now becuase they are having a growth spurt and want to nurse more or eat a bit more from a bottle, but it will ease up again. Giving solids now will mess up weight gain and lower supply. PLEASE do not start solids.

    WHO and AAP both agree exclusive breastfeeding til 6 months then slow introduction of complimentary solids.
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 6:43 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

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