Brittany - posted on 04/05/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
my son was born at 29 weeks and had apnea do to being a preemie, so they put him on caffeine to help him with that and it did. when he came home we still had to give him caffeine for awhile. then the doctors took him off the caffeine before he was ready so we had to do what they called a load dose. we had to give him a bunch of it the first time and then after that it was smaller doses. well during that load dose the caffeine burned his throut down to his tummy and he got really bad acid reflux. so he was but on medication for that. well now he is 8 months old and 13.7 pounds and the meds aren't enough so my doctor told me to feel him cereal 3 times a day and put a teaspoon of cereal in every ounce of formula i put in his bottle. it seems like a lot to me and now he isn't eating like he used to. has anyone else been told to feed their child that much cereal? and do you think it would be smart if i just put 1/2 a teaspoon an ounce?