when you start to feed your baby rice cereal...

Jennifer - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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and how old did you start?? Brayden is 5 months today and last month I tried and he just wasnt havin it lol but IDK how much exatcly to feed him lol ya know, I know he should be getting the same amount of formula, but how much cereal should I start feeding him a day??

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Viola - posted on 03/11/2010

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Brianna - posted on 03/11/2010

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they say to start feeding them solids at 5 to 6 months so its a good time to start. your right to start with rice cereal its easiest on there tummy. start with just a spoon full a day and increase from there. GOOD LUCK :)

Tashia - posted on 03/11/2010

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depends on the child. My oldest was on rice at 3 weeks. breastmilk and formula? she wasn't remotely having it. I mix it with 2-3 baby spoons of different types of baby food, to get a feel for what she liked, and i made the consistency of lose grits. Wal-Mart sells these nifty little feeder bottles. they're perfect!

Jennifer - posted on 03/11/2010

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thanks ladies!!!!!!! well.. im torn just a little because brayden is 5 months old... n I have a REALLY old pediatrician LOL like Im talkin....old dinasaur ages, really old fashion... no tv for your baby... absolutly no food till thier six month... yadda yadda yadda and when I keep asking him, like how much I should give him when it comes to ceral he answers me... hell let you know! LOL ugh! so its frustrating BUT since Ive posted this, ive been brayden at least once a day usually in the morning after his first bottle vefore his second and he seems to do alright... hes getting better and since hes teething I think hes starting to like the spoon in his mouth LOL he kepy pushing it into his mouth HAHAHA but I dont wanna try the first foods yet, the veggies or fruit until my husband is home. ( hes deployed and has been since the baby was a month old ) so hes suposed to be home end of march early april for 2 weeks leave and I kinda want to give him like the oppertunity to bond with his son, like feeding him baby food for the first time since he is gonna be gone for the first year of his life ya know??? LOL at least try ,,ahaha

Keeshea - posted on 03/11/2010

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I started feeding my son rice cereal when he was 5 months old. Like Nicole, I started with a little bit. He had at once a day - for breakfast. He ate rice cereal for a couple of weeks before becoming constipated. Then, I switched to oatmeal.

Ericka - posted on 03/10/2010

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My daughter is 4 months and what my doctor told me to do was start with once a day for a week or two. Then feed her rice cereal twice a day for a couple weeks. Then feed her rice cereal 3 times a day.My pediatrician also had me start my daughter on baby food.

Vanessa - posted on 03/10/2010

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i started @ 3months because he was nursing every 2 hours and i was so exhausted! anyway, my son hated rice cereal alone, i had to mix it with a bit of applesauce for the sugary effect =)

Amber - posted on 03/10/2010

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I started giving my daughter rice cereal at four months. At first she did not like it so I added some baby bananas or apple sauce and it helped get her to eat it. I feed her rice cereal for breakfast, fruit for lunch and veggies and fruit for dinner. She has been on the routine since about four in half months.

Nikki - posted on 03/09/2010

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you can start now, my son hated rice cereal , he would constantly spit it out and close his mouth completely, plus it made him unbelievably constipated, my doctor said because he was formula fed, that he really didnt need rice cereal b/c it had no added nutrional value, so we moved on to veggies and fruits and started at 5 months, he LOVED veggies, it was much easier and he would actually open his mouth and invite food in, and the constipation went away.....



On another note LOVE the name Brayden, that's the name I picked , my husband comprimised with Ayden

Andrea - posted on 03/09/2010

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I started my daughter on cereal at 2 weeks old. Her doctor was fine with it. I just made it more runny than normal. I always fed her cereal from a spoon. Even at 2 weeks she did quite well. At 2 weeks I was giving her 1 tablesoon of cereal to 4 T of milk at bedtime. At 5 months, you could give him significantly more and back down the milk. My daughter prefers oatmeal cereal to rice. You might try that instead. And since he's five months, you can add fruits like apples, peaches or pears. making it with milk helps too for a flavor that he's used to.

Melissa - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son took to cereal really well. We started at 4 1/2 months. They say that babies need to get used to the idea of eating food, so it might take some a few weeks to really get used to eat. Keep trying, it isn't uncommon for a baby to only eat a teaspoon per feeding. Just do it once a day and your baby will eventually get the idea, and I am sure he'll even like it. We started with rice cereal, but at 5 1/2 months switched to other cereal, my dr. said there really weren't any nutritional values to rice cereal. A lot of people I know start with oatmeal, which is healthier. Until my son was 6 months old we fed him two tablespoons of rice cereal a day (mixed with formula). Now he gets it twice a day, same amount but we also give him purees. I started finger foods about two weeks ago. He is now just over 8 1/2 months.

Nicole - posted on 03/09/2010

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my daughter started at almost 4 months and i started with a little bit and made it soupy like. now she eats about 4tbs when she wakes up with a 4 oz bottle. cereal tends to constipate as well so now i give her like 3-4 baby spoonfulls of pureed prunes :)

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