Jennifer - posted on 05/06/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
Hi all, my mother in law watches my son while my husband and I are at work. She is really adamant that he needs some cereal. She says that he tries to hold the bottle when he's eating; he also is hungry every hour or hour and a half right now (though this is not the case at night); she also says he is spitting up a lot during the day b/c he's "too full of liquid." My son is three and a half months old, and my doctor told me we'll talk about starting cereal at his four month visit in just a few weeks. I'd like to wait until then; I'd just be more comfortable. Am I crazy for waiting? Am I depriving my baby of something he needs and wants? I think he might be more hungry because he's going through a growth spurt. Also, he won't take a pacifier, so eating/sucking a bottle is kind of soothing for him. Any thoughts would be appreciated.