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Alisha - posted on 03/19/2009

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My daughter Dakoda is nearly 4 months old. I started her on rice cereal at 2 months. I started with a little for lunch, then after a few days started breakfast and then dinner a few days after that. Now over the last couple of weeks I have started introducing different fruits. Dakoda has settled so much, she loves her food now... She even gets angry with me now when she has finished a jar because she wants more. So cute!!

Ashley - posted on 03/19/2009

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i have my baby is 14 weeks and she gets 1/2 oz of formula mixed with it so its a lil runny and i give her 5 oz of formula first then when there is like 1 oz left i give her the cereal mixed with fruit then she finishes the rest of the formula and i feed her every 4 hours

Rena - posted on 03/19/2009

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my lil angel was born very tiny.. 5 lbs 8 oz.. and was extremely hungry and never satisfied.. so shes been on rice cereal in her bottle 2 tsp every feeding and as of 3 weeks ago i started her on stage one apple sauce once a day and this all seems to be helping satisfy her.. shes now a healthy 13 lbs

Fran - posted on 03/19/2009

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My daughter is 4 months old today and has been on baby rice and food for the last 3 weeks, she suffered really badly with reflux and also an intolarance to milk so she is much happier now on food and I give her 3 meals a day and then juice and 2 bottles of soya milk stuff by heinz shes a completely different baby.

I would recommend if you are going to start weaning your LO to use baby rusks and milk in the morning and build it up from there. Fruit purees and vegetables etc I dont use the cereal as she doesnt like it but thats just her. Good luck and have fun its great to see how much they enjoy it and how much mess they can create lol.

Stephanie - posted on 03/17/2009

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Our doctor advised me to start my daughter (born Dec 9th) on cereal last week, and she loves it. She has a weak tummy and spits up quite a bit at each feeding (despite being a breastfed baby), and as a result wasn't gaining as much weight as the doc would have liked to see. She's still very healthy at 12.5lbs, just a bit skinny. Since starting cereal an hour before "bedtime" she has started sleeping through the night (YAY!!!), although it hasn't had any impact on her spitting up. We started her on one tablespoon of rice cereal with two tablespoons of milk, and quickly moved her up to about 2tbs cereal and milk. Now she's on to oatmeal cereal. She seems to like the thicker cereal and when we feed her we can't seem to shovel it into her mouth fast enough! I started feeding her cereal from a bowl so she can learn how to eat, and she caught on by the 3rd spoonful. By the time she's done her face and hands are a sticky mess, but Mommy is just so proud of her!!!

Blake - posted on 03/13/2009

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my son is 8 1/2 weeks and I have not started on the rice cereal yet but I have been thinking about it lately because he is not a good sleeper. He does not take long naps (under 1 1/2 hours) during the day and only sleeps for 3 hours max at night. I am curious about amounts too.

Erika - posted on 03/13/2009

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A couple weeks ago I started giving my daughter rice cereal. She is just 3 months old now. It isnt on a regular basis, and she wears more than she eats. I give it to her on a spoon, cuz I want her to eat food from a bowl and spoon. I dont agree with it being given in a bottle, bottles are for fluids.

Nicole - posted on 03/13/2009

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My daughter has been on cereal since 2weeks old. I started giving it to her at night to help her sleep better and then in the morning for breakfast! The doctor told me to just put some in the bottle (1 tsp for every 2 oz) but i started her on a 1/2 tsp. now she eats 2-3tsp mixed with fruit in a bowl everynight.

Karen - posted on 03/12/2009

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All of my boys were very hungry lads & started on pureed fruit mixed with cereal between 2 & 8 weeks of age. Mix 1/2 teaspn cereal with 1 teaspn pureed fruit (stops them from becoming constipated). Offer once a day to begin & bump it up as required. Your baby will let you know how much & how often.

Brandi - posted on 03/12/2009

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I give my son one teaspoon at bedtime and it helps him sleep better. He's starting to cluster feed again, so my doctor told me to give him another teaspoon in the morning too !  

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