Katie - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )
My sister in law has a baby boy about 2 months now and she gives him baby food instead of formula when he is hungry. She says he eats about 8 to 10 oz of formula at every feeding, so she substitutes some formula feedings with baby food. I personally find that too early. Her doctor told her that she is overfeeding and is going to cause him to become obese and having eating problems. He was 8 lbs 12 oz when he was born and he is 2 months and weighs almost 16 pounds. My son is 3 months and weighs 14 and only gets formula. I am not planning on giving my child baby food until around 5 to 6 months like your supposed to. She told me that it keeps him fuller longer and that she doesn't go through formula like crazy. She also started giving her son half rice cereal half formula at 2 weeks old. I think she is trying to rush things and I believe in the long run he is going to get really sick. He like projectile vomits really bad. What do you all think.?