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Can i give my 2 month old baby cereal?

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Asked by alliep2011 at 11:50 PM on May. 19, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i started putting it imy ds bottles at 2MO. He eats like a cow and still at 14 mo. only weights 20lbs..

    Answer by kgrine at 11:53 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • It is not a good idea because baby's gut is not mature enough yet. There is lots of research showing benefits for waiting until 6 months, and lots of research showing risks for starting too early. Why not just wait? It won't help baby sleep longer (lots of studies have shown thus). Lots of people will tell you that they gave cereal at a young age and their kid is "fine". How do you know your baby won't be one that it harms?

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:54 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • i don't want her to sleep longer i want her to get full her milk just isn't doing it

    Comment by alliep2011 (original poster) at 11:56 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • You aren't supposed to.

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 11:56 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • No it is too soon!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Guess you dont know unless you try eh.

    Answer by kgrine at 11:56 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Can you? Yes. Give him a t-bone steak if you want. Should you? NOOOO!!

    Babies need only breast milk/formula for the first 6 months. SIX months. Then just tasts of this and that if baby seems interested in food, but the best first foods are things like soft ripe banana, mashed up, or crushed up pawpaw or avacado. Baby cereal is difficult to digest, it is iron fortified so that can cause constipation (and all the screaming and pain that goes along with abdominal discomfort). Don't start Baby on cereal until he or she is at least a year (or two) old.

    Also all food should be given on a spoon so it can mix with saliva in the mouth before being swallowed. Only breastmilk/formula should be swallowed and doesn't need to be mixed with saliva before being swallowed. If baby just pushes food from a spoon straight out of his mouth with his tongue, he is too young for solid foods. Stick to b'milk.

    Answer by judimary at 11:57 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • can you yes, should you no. their bellys arent mature enough for it yet. you should wait until 6 months before starting cereal and they are sitting up on their own. If given early it can give constipation (which is very painful to baby, especially rice cereal), among other digestive issues.. it can also cause diabetes problems, and weight issues.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:59 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Waiting a year or two is too much. Six months is enough time to wait, but you can try and see now. Mix it in with the formula/breastmilk and see.

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 12:00 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • lol judimary we started our answers th same way lol

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:01 AM on May. 20, 2011

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