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Baby cereal

my nephew is 1 month old he is drinking 5 to 6 ounces bottle can his mom give him baby cereal ?

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Asked by mommy_of_jacob1 at 1:57 AM on May. 7, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • NO!!!! NO solids should be given before 6 months (some people start some around 4 months, but it's best to wait until at least 6 months to prevent allergies).

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:00 AM on May. 7, 2011

  • Starting cereal depends more on head control than the age. My son had good enough head control, that his doctor recommended rice cereal at 2 months. Just a little bit, and just for practice.

    Answer by EverydayMomma at 2:04 AM on May. 7, 2011

  • i started giving my daughter cereal around 3 3 1/2 months but just basic plain stuff.. some babies need a little extra though just to keep their belly full my mom told my aunt just to put a tiny bit in his bottle n when she started he acted completely dif wasn't fussing or anything but he was about 2 months old!

    Answer by Alyson_Torres09 at 2:07 AM on May. 7, 2011

  • My baby wasn't fussy, cranky, slept fine, and never had any problems with allergies when we started him on cereal at 2 months and baby food at 4 months. He is 9 months now. Just saying...

    Have her ask her doctor at the next well child check. He'll let her know if her baby is ready or not.

    Answer by EverydayMomma at 2:11 AM on May. 7, 2011

  • I started eating baby cereal at 1 month old and im 19 now. i turned out just fine. I plan on doing the same with my little girl.

    Answer by campbellb3421 at 2:20 AM on May. 7, 2011

  • It's best to wait until 6 months at least. There is no hurry. It does not help them sleep any better and it is easier to just deal with formula anyway.

    Answer by whitepeppers at 6:52 AM on May. 7, 2011

  • Not a great idea. Maybe she can try offering smaller amounts of formula, but more frequently. At 1 mo old, that baby is too young for anything other then breast milk or formula.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:54 AM on May. 7, 2011

  • I started my son at 4 months and he has no allergies but you can always ask the pediatrician, my pediatrician told me to start him at 4 months and he's perfectly healthy

    Answer by toybar02 at 9:46 AM on May. 7, 2011

  • I started my son on cereal when he was 2 months old. I put a little in his bottle. (now he's 5 months and i spoon feed it to him). I think waiting until they are 6 months is neglectful. You go 6 months on only liquids!

    Answer by xmama_bellax at 9:49 AM on May. 7, 2011

  • oatmeal, my girls loved oatmeal, added apples for an extra treat, i started them on cereal at about 4 or 5 months,the doctor said "if they want solids ,go for it" !!! (i was all for food is way overpriced ) !!!

    Answer by ron57 at 9:55 AM on May. 7, 2011

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