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What age is cereal okay?

at what age is it okay to feed a baby cereal? I have read everything from 3weeks to 6 months is okay.

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malleymom106

Asked by malleymom106 at 9:38 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My DD doc said 3 weeks up is fine as long as they can handle it without choking.
    ABusyBee

    Answer by ABusyBee at 9:41 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Typically it is 4 months for a formula fed baby and 6 months for a breast fed baby. I would suggest talking to your doctor to see what is right for you baby as his/her needs might be different.

    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:43 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I agree 4 months for a formula fed baby and 6 months for a breast fed baby.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:04 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Ask your Baby Doctor first before you feed your baby cereal. I started feeding my child baby cereal at six months old.
    Glo402813

    Answer by Glo402813 at 10:12 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Depends on what your doctor says. He gave us the go ahead at 2 months since that's when my baby had good head control and the signs of readiness. He said to start with rice cereal.
    EverydayMomma

    Answer by EverydayMomma at 10:18 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • your right mama! i was giving both my boys cerial at 3-4 weeks. it kept them fuller longer at night too, mixing it with breast milk. or you can use formua.
    dfwhite

    Answer by dfwhite at 10:24 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • My pediatrician told me I could start feeding my daughter rice cereal when at any time after 4 months. She is exclusively breast fed.
    08MrsAllen

    Answer by 08MrsAllen at 12:36 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Dr advised us to make small amounts of cereal to feed her at 4 months just to learn to eat off a spoon. Then at 6 months we serve her cereal for breakfast and fruits and veggies for lunch and dinner.
    Kitkat61277

    Answer by Kitkat61277 at 12:39 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • ask your doctor
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 10:49 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

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