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Rice Cereal

I have heard conflicting stories...some people and Dr.s say you can TRY it as soon as 4wks, some say 8 wks, and others say4 months. What is your experience?


Asked by cristie1276 at 11:13 PM on Nov. 12, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Discuss it with your doctor, every baby is different. My guy started at two months.

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 1:16 AM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • My daughter is 9 weeks old and her pediatrician said I could give her rice cereal to help with spitting up. I've been adding some to her bottls for about 3-4 weeks.

    Answer by sdms at 11:19 PM on Nov. 12, 2008

  • wic said not to give it until 6 months but i've been giving it to my son as soon as he could hold his head up good. and wasn't ever full. around 4 months.

    Answer by humboldtmama21 at 11:23 PM on Nov. 12, 2008

  • my doc told me about 4 months. I started giving it to him at about 3.5 months.

    Answer by proudmama1207 at 12:13 AM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • babies bellies cannot handle solids early ..that is so old school... keep baby on the bottle or boobie as long as youcan they really do not need anything extra until they are 7-8 months old

    Answer by Dunty at 12:47 AM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • My son started on rice cereal around 8 weeks because he just wansn't getting full. Do what you think is best. That's been my rule since he was born and I haven't been wrong about what to give him/not give him yet!

    Answer by KimberlySnipes at 1:14 AM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • The AAP states that it recommends only breastmilk or formula until at least 6 months of age.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:23 AM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • Every child is different. My greedy son got rice cereal in his bottle at night at a week and a half, and he is fine today at two years old.

    Answer by LyTe684 at 8:24 AM on Nov. 13, 2008