My son is 2 months old and is already having to have cereal put into his formula because he isnt getting enough to eat... is this a bad thing that im doing this???Answer Question
Answer by luvsmysonjames at 2:14 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 2:16 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Yeah, it isn't good to put it in the bottle and his stomach doesn't need cereal. His stomach should be no bigger than his fist, meaning he should only need 3 or 4 ounces max every little bit. He shouldn't be eating 5oz every 2 hours. Maybe you are mistaking stomach pain or reflux for hunger. Bottle fed babies act like they are hungry when in fact their stomach hurts.
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:55 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by micheledo at 7:06 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by Finkette at 7:58 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by rileymommy at 8:07 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
No baby should have cereal before 4 mo. Do not just do whatever you feel like doing or what you think is right, you are not an expert on infants and you can cause harm that lasts a lifetime. The baby should have only the amount of formula that is recommended for his age. If he is fussy after that you need to use other ways to try and make him happy. An infants digestive system is not able to digest cereal even at 4 mo. Cereal is hard to digest. It causes something called leaky gut syndrome, damage to the lower digestive system. It also causes constipation. You can not formula feed on demand.
Answer by Gailll at 9:42 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by carsonsmommytam at 11:35 AM on Aug. 31, 2010