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Cereal for baby?...

When is it ok to start my son on some single grain rice cereal, mixed with breast milk? He's almost 16 weeks old...

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KalebzMommy1313

Asked by KalebzMommy1313 at 10:14 AM on Nov. 10, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Now is a good time if you like. You will know if he can handle it.
    Christinemg0813

    Answer by Christinemg0813 at 10:16 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • But he seems to become way to fussy... every time I have tried to give it to him... He gets very very angry with me. How can I give it to him? In a bottle, or in a bowl. When I put it in the bowl, it is like he can't get enough and he screams.. how can I change that?
    KalebzMommy1313

    Answer by KalebzMommy1313 at 10:19 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • I wouldn't ever put it in a bottle. If he seems to be getting angry just try again in another month. He may not be ready. You can mix it with water, breast milk or formula.

    Christinemg0813

    Answer by Christinemg0813 at 10:23 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • If he is eating and seems like he can't get enough, give him a bit more I did.
    Christinemg0813

    Answer by Christinemg0813 at 10:24 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • He loves eating it. It just seems like he can't get enough. And everyone else in my family thinks that I am crazy for wanting to give it to him already. How many times a day or week should I be giving it to him? and should I still be feeding him afterward with either a bottle or breast milk?
    KalebzMommy1313

    Answer by KalebzMommy1313 at 10:26 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • I gave mine cereal in the morning followed by milk. But do whatever works for you.
    Christinemg0813

    Answer by Christinemg0813 at 10:31 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • BTW, you are not crazy. Every baby is different some are ready at that age and some aren't. You are the parent you do what you feel it best and don't listen to anyone else. If you aren't sure on things call your pedi.
    Christinemg0813

    Answer by Christinemg0813 at 10:34 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • Ok. But what if it makes him constapated.. What can I do for that. (Sorry, I can't spell.)
    KalebzMommy1313

    Answer by KalebzMommy1313 at 10:36 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • LOL. That I don't know. Never happened with my kids, I think maybe this one you do need to call your pedi about. Have to go and pick up my son from preschool, feel free to add me to your friends if you like.
    Christinemg0813

    Answer by Christinemg0813 at 10:39 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • YOu should wait untill they are 6mo. See www.kellymom.com and click on the delaying foods link.
    AJmamma

    Answer by AJmamma at 3:03 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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