My baby is only 3 months old but she is always hungry and it seems formula isn't enough. Is 3 months too early to introduce rice cereal? When did you introduce cereals?

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gusti...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:12 PM four months is when you spoon feed them but you could but just a tiny bit in the bottle that will work then she wont be as hungry

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darli...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 9:10 PM

No no no, don't start any solids until 6 months!!! My Dr. told me that it can affect them in the long run if you start solids to early, they could have diabetes later on in life, plus at such a young age their digestive systems haven't fully developed, also all the nutrients your baby needs is in breast milk and formula, you could actually go up until around 8 months w/just giving your baby just formula/breast milk.  How many oz are you giving her now:? You may need to increase the amount of formula you give her.

Also this site is pretty helpful as far as starting solids, on there they recommend waiting til six months:

www.wholesomebabyfood.com

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SlapI...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 9:34 PM

Babies should not have any solids before 6 months because their gut is still open until around that time.  Also babies at your child's age are not yet producing the enzymes needed to digest solid food including cereal.  Introducing solids this early puts your child at risk for dype 1 diabetes later in life as well as allergies.  It's not worth it.  Babies should only have breastmilk or formula until 6 months.

We don't do cereal at all.  Baby cereal has no nutritional value.  We start with fruits and veggies like avacados and bananas.  HTH! 

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