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When making your baby cereal do you use expressed milk or formula?


Asked by bugfin at 5:16 PM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I had a hard time pumping too....I did GREAT with just feeding...but never could get too much to pump.

    I used formula, dont worry about it, use your formula :)

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 5:21 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I actually use formula. I can't pump if I tried. But now that she is older, 7 months, I just mix the cereal with baby food. She likes it thick like that now.

    Answer by keisha613 at 5:17 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • we skipped cereal it really has no nutritional value, i recommend reading up on delaying solids
    but if you are for sure wanting to do cereal use your milk or water, with the recalls on formulas lately i wouldnt let my child eat it if i had other options!

    Answer by Riosmommy at 5:29 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • The only nutritional value in infant cereal is the milk it's mixed with... so what kind of milk that is determines how "good" it is. Personally, we never did cereal. So many more yummy foods to try!

    Link to reasons to wait on solids:

    Answer by LeanneC at 6:43 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • formula its thicker and helps keep her fuller longer

    Answer by newchapternlife at 5:17 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • when i did i used expressed milk

    Answer by Gen at 5:17 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I always used water....DS wouldnt eat it if it had my milk or formula in it. I would try with your milk first. Why pay for formula if you can use breast milk.

    Answer by Shelii at 5:18 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I'm having a hard time pumping...I feel like she barely gets enough milk as it is. And I have formula from the hospital that I doubt I will need to use, so it wouldn't be an expense.

    Comment by bugfin (original poster) at 5:20 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I used breast milk, but I dont think it would be a big deal to use formula.

    Answer by nsrush83 at 5:21 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I did mine (when they were little) with mama milk. And then when older via water.

    Answer by MamaWolf1981 at 5:24 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

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