I was wondering when is ok to give juice, he is 4 months old, but alot of times he acts hungry after about 2 or 3 hours after a 7 oz. bottle, he has not had cereal yet, except when his mother puts it in his bedtime bottle. I really think he just needs cereal during the day, but I wasn't sure about juice yet either. I ask a question earlier and someone said I should probably start cereal. I know that he is hungry more than 7 oz. of formula every 4 hours. Thanks ~ I am the grandmother and it has been a while since I did all this. LOL.
Juice isn't necessary, but if you do give him any, just make it one ounce of juice mixed with an ounce of water, and only do it once a day. He still needs mostly formula/breastmilk right now, so don't overdo it on anything else. And there are checklists on-line (I just saw one on www.verybestbaby.com the other day) that can tell you if he's ready to start solids or not; basic requirements are if he's eating more than 32 ounces of formula/breastmilk a day, able to hold his head up, can sit up when supported, can move food to the back of his mouth with his tongue (the only way to test that one is to try it), etc.
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