Is 2 months to young to start to introduce rice cereal and things like that?

Kelly - posted on 05/30/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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my little girl is 2 months and drinks alot but seem to still be hungry after it im unsure if it is ok to try and give her a small amount of rice cereal of something?

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Veronica - posted on 07/14/2009

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Make sure you sit the baby up a bit so that they wont choke on it. Do this for about 2 days to make sure that it can be handled. If your little one can handle it do it for another week to ensure no allergic reaction if they do ok with it then go to about a scoop of cereal for every 4 scoops of formula

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Dinea - posted on 07/17/2009

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The doctors tell you that, but you know your baby better than anyone. I learned that from his pediatrician.I introduced it to my son because of the myth it will make him sleep through the night. He did sleep longer, but I realized the formula alone wasn't filling him up, so he'd be hungry. My son also hasn't had any food allergies thus far, and is a good eater. Like I said it worked for me, but it's not for everyone.

Michelle - posted on 07/16/2009

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i'm a mom of 3 and a mema of 5 and if they are hungry the start them with cereal that u will mix half and half with formula give them 4 ounces before they go to sleep and they will sleep tru the night i know that drs will tell u that it is not good to do this but my girls 27, 25, and21, are all heatthy and atctive

JENNY - posted on 07/15/2009

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I dont think it is to young. When my boy was around 2 1/2 to 3 months old. I put just a little cereal in his formal and it was so much better. He was full and he did not fuss anymore. Some babies are just hungrier than others

Breanne - posted on 07/15/2009

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I wouln't reccommend it until they are 6 months unless the doctor tells you to do it for a medical/nutritional reason. There is no benefit giving them cereal that early and it can cause many problems.

Kayla - posted on 07/15/2009

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I mixed cereal with formula in the feeder by 2 months. Cerallin had teeth well before 4 months so she went onto baby food around 3 months.

Veronica - posted on 07/14/2009

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Youll want to wait for a bit for the cereal but how many scoops of formula are you giving your little one? Try 4 Scoops in a 6 oz bottle. If nothing else try oatmeal cereal in the bottle try about 1/2 scoop to try it out with 4 scoops of formula this might help.

Kimberly - posted on 07/14/2009

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No, 2 months is not to young. I started my son early like at 2 months also. I fed him rice cereal every night before he goes to sleep plus formula. My mom told me that when she has her kids the doctor told her if they are hungry fed them. I live by that. Just an FYI, if you do start feeding him rice you might what to use a feeder bottle and make it like it says on the box. Believe me it works. My son is 6 months old and I never had a problem with rice and he sleeps great for me. Give it a try and see what happens.

Belva - posted on 07/12/2009

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My Youngest son had a problem with keeping formula down in the Hosp. after he was born and 2 hrs after his birth the Dr. had the nurces put 1-2 tsp. of rice cerial in his bottle ao he could keep it on his stomic long enough to do some good ! So No I do not thik it is to early . You just make sure it is not thick and it still is sopie in the bottle ! Let her drink it ! Burpp really well before laying her Down !

Sarah - posted on 07/07/2009

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Hello .. is this your first baby .. congratulation .. 2 mons is very early ..dont give her anything until between 5 to 6 mons .. and always ask your pediatrician what she can recommend and is she ready now... to eat solid ... she will tell you what you need to do ....and you have to consult that too your pediatrician .. is she crying when shes hungry .. you have to get use to of finding out the sound of the cry.. sometimes she is crying because her diaper is wet or she is tired .... or she have gas ... babies are unpredictable .... I have 3 .. i raise them newborn to toddler to preschool .. my eldest now is 11 .... anywho ... ask your doctor ...

Angela - posted on 06/24/2009

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I use to add a little to my kid formula not alot it was still runny but it helped them to sleep through the night, Just don't add to much.

Leanne - posted on 06/14/2009

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Two months is not to young.. We started our son, Skyler, on stage one rice cereal.. We just added more liquid than the packed said to, to make it easier for him to swallow.
It has helped a lot with him sleeping through the night. We only give it to him the last feeding right before bed.

Debby - posted on 06/13/2009

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When my son was born in 1975 he was started on rice cereal at

about 1 week or 2 old. He was never overweight and he was an

extreemly happy baby. I don't know why the doctors changed the

rules over the years. If the baby is hungry I would start with a teaspoon

of rice cereal in the last bottle before he/she goes to bed at night. My son

slept through the night after only 2 weeks old or so.

Debby - posted on 06/13/2009

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Quoting Kelly:

Is 2 months to young to start to introduce rice cereal and things like that?

my little girl is 2 months and drinks alot but seem to still be hungry after it im unsure if it is ok to try and give her a small amount of rice cereal of something?


 

Ellen - posted on 06/12/2009

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My three sons were hungry all the time it seemed. The doctor told me that if I was breastfeeding to just feed them when they wanted to be feed, but when I switched them to formula, not to go over a certain number of ounces in a 24 hour period. Don't remember the exact amount, if you are giving formula, call your doc. Giving to much formula can cause allergies also. If you have to give something solid, try a really small amount of rice cereal, it is the easiest to digest. Start with like 1/2 to 1 tsp to be sure it doesn't upset the stomach and gradually increase until your baby can go 3 to 4 hours without being feed. There are a lot of variables to consider, so best to contact your doctor and he/she will have your baby's history so far. My sons had rashes when they was born, so I had to be more careful. Best of luck.

Miller - posted on 06/11/2009

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Try the AR Lipil if you arent breastfeeding. It has a rice starch in so it is thicker. It also helps for babies who spit up frequently. Although, the powder gets REALLY thick & foamy (I like the pre-mixed cans) You can order from enfamil.com and they dont charge you any shipping. Although the prices are about the same at walmart, I cant remember if it was a little cheaper to order from the website. Check it out though.

Also you could try increasing how much milk amount given at one sitting. That way she'll have more in her stomach to hold her. Now is not the time to get her on a strict feeding schedule.

But I waited till she was between 4 & 5 months to give her rice cereal. Ive heard that if you introduce foods too quickly to babies, it creates allergies for them later in life. You're supposed to wait till she can hold her head up & turn away when she doesnt want any more food.

Give her a couple more months before you go with the cereal. ANd make sure you feed it to her with a spoon. It helps with their coordination & motor skills.

Lavern - posted on 06/09/2009

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You would have to put a pinch in her formula if you wanted to give her rice cereal. I started my daughter at 3months because she was drinking and weting her diapers and then huggry again like she was just drinkining water. Most people will advise against it because of digestion problem and concerns of obesity but you know your child and can feel that she is still hingry a pinch wont hurt don't try and spoon feed her cereal until she can sit up with support.

Jan - posted on 06/09/2009

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Hi I had a baby that weighed 5lb 6ozs and was really hungry, the nurse told me that they have given premature babies baby rice before. My son was 2months 1 week when i gave him a couple of spoon fulls before every feed and he was more content and had less wind. He is now 18 in September and hasn't stopped eating since. It didnt harm in the least. But i did only give him a couple of spoonfulls (teaspoons) just before his feed. Each baby is individual.

Charity - posted on 06/08/2009

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my baby was 3 months when i finally had to give her something my breastfeeding was slowing down and she was not getting enough so i started with the first step with the cereal but nothing else and she started to sleep through the night otherwise i was up all night and day with her and it was a crazy schedule just ask your doctor if you are not sure and feel more comfortable.

Breezie - posted on 06/08/2009

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2 months is too early kelly. wait till she's 5-six months. my pedia once told me not to rush thing when it come to their food cuz if we do there are effects and consequences like pneumonia in the long run.- msg me if you have questions on this

Chris - posted on 06/06/2009

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I started by boys on rice cereal around 3 months. I mixed it in with the formula, made it really runny and fed by spoon. It's a bit messy, but it seemed to help them not be so hungry.

Kate - posted on 06/03/2009

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Have you tried hungrier baby milk? I think it has more protine in it or something so it'll keep your little one fuller for longer, I've never used it but I know a few friends who had the same problem and it worked for them. x

Kate - posted on 06/02/2009

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The baby needs to be able to hold her head up independently before you can give solids. But ask your doctor about maybe putting a tiny bit of rice cereal into her formula. Some doctors will ok this and it might keep her full for longer. Otherwise, just feed her whenever she seems hungry. My daughters both went through a ton of bottles a day at that age. Good Luck!

Kiloshini - posted on 06/01/2009

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2 months is still too young and it would be advisable to wait until she is at least 5 months.

Rose - posted on 06/01/2009

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Yes Kelly 2 months is a lil too early to start introducing cereal. the digestive track of a baby that young might have a really hard time processing it. the best age to introduce cereal is around 4-5 months. so just give ur lil one another couple of months

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