weaning a baby at 2 months

Toni - posted on 05/11/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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hi im toni and my son callum is almost 6 months on the 15th of may im wanting to know how all mums feel about me starting weaning my baby at 2 months old this is because he just wasnt getting a full tummy he was on sma gold to start with he was on that for a month after that we moved him on to sma white now he was having a nine ounce bottle and still screaming for more so eventually at 2 month i gave him his first bit of baby rtice and he loved it he also kept it down now he as a nine ounce bottle and a bowl of food every meal except frm the nite do u think i was wrong starting him at that age.

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Darcy - posted on 05/14/2009

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Quoting Cathelijn:

It is dangerous becaus it is a choking hazard. Anyone I have spoken too has told me never to put cereal in a bottle for risk of choking, all packaging I have seen says the same thing If you want to give the baby cereal to give it by spoon.. Bottles are for milk only...


I guess I just looked at it as spoon feeding is just as much a choking risk as bottle feeding is. I figure were I was right there feeding her the bottle if she started choking I was right there to help her.

Toni - posted on 05/13/2009

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Quoting Cathelijn:

It is dangerous becaus it is a choking hazard. Anyone I have spoken too has told me never to put cereal in a bottle for risk of choking, all packaging I have seen says the same thing If you want to give the baby cereal to give it by spoon.. Bottles are for milk only


first of all thanks mums and i just want to say i dont feed him out ofg the bottle for the simple reasons choking and he is now on an 9oz bottle with pureed food

Cathelijn - posted on 05/12/2009

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It is dangerous becaus it is a choking hazard. Anyone I have spoken too has told me never to put cereal in a bottle for risk of choking, all packaging I have seen says the same thing If you want to give the baby cereal to give it by spoon.. Bottles are for milk only...

Darcy - posted on 05/12/2009

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Quoting Darcy:



Quoting Cathelijn:

I think it is up too you, My daughter is going to be 6 months on the 25th of May and we just started solids now. I would never have thought of weaning her at 2 months but she was also never a very hungry baby she still only eats a 6 oz bottle 5 times a day. My heatlh visitor told me to wait to closer to the 6 months for health reasons (asthma,allergies, eczema etc) and if she is hungry to just give her more milk. I personally never understood people putting rice in babies bottles at a young age it is not proven anywhere that it helps a baby, it is just dangerous in my eyes.
It is not op to me to judge you...





I put the rice in her bottle at a young age because she wasn't getting enough to eat, I was feeding her every hour on the hour 8-9oz at 3weeks and she was still in need of more. So I started with the rice in her night time bottle to get alittle sleep at night and she has been doing great with it. And it hasn't hurt her any. She is not a chuncky baby she is at every milestone she should be at.





I guess Im trying to figure out what you mean by it is dangerous to do it?

Darcy - posted on 05/12/2009

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Quoting Cathelijn:

I think it is up too you, My daughter is going to be 6 months on the 25th of May and we just started solids now. I would never have thought of weaning her at 2 months but she was also never a very hungry baby she still only eats a 6 oz bottle 5 times a day. My heatlh visitor told me to wait to closer to the 6 months for health reasons (asthma,allergies, eczema etc) and if she is hungry to just give her more milk. I personally never understood people putting rice in babies bottles at a young age it is not proven anywhere that it helps a baby, it is just dangerous in my eyes.
It is not op to me to judge you...


I put the rice in her bottle at a young age because she wasn't getting enough to eat, I was feeding her every hour on the hour 8-9oz at 3weeks and she was still in need of more. So I started with the rice in her night time bottle to get alittle sleep at night and she has been doing great with it. And it hasn't hurt her any. She is not a chuncky baby she is at every milestone she should be at.

Darcy - posted on 05/12/2009

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Quoting Nicole:



Quoting Darcy:

I started giving my baby girl rice in her bottle at 3weeks old and she is now having a 8oz bottle when she gets up and about3 hours later 2tables of rice and 3 tables spoons of fruit with a 3oz bottle, than snack time is a 5oz bottle lunch is 3tbl spoons of a veggie and 5oz bottle, snack is 3oz bottle and supper is 2tbls spoons of rice and 3tbls spoons of a meat. And she is doing fine with that, I've been doing it for 5days now and she turned 6months on the 5th of may.






Are you feeding your daughterthe baby food in her bottle? just interested never heard about that. if thats what you ment





I only put the cereal/rice in one bottle at night....the rest she is spoon feed...sorry fo the confussing comment

Kelly - posted on 05/11/2009

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I started my son at about 3 1/2 months, he would eat so much that he would puke, so the doctor suggested a half scoop(the one from the formula container) in his bottle every other feeding, and he went to just eating 6 ounces about every 3 hours.....he now eats a 6 ounce bottle when he wakes up at 6am, a jar of fruit with some cereal and 6 ounces about 9am, then about 1pm he will have 6-8 ounces, then about 5pm he will have a jar of veggies and some cereal and usually about 6 ounces, and about 8pm he has and 8 ounce bottle and is down for the night.....i also use a formula from similac sensitive r.s. it has rice starch in it, its a heavier formula it fills them up longer and faster, that way he doesn't have to eat 10-12 ounces at a time anymore......i think what you did was fine, it was what you felt was right for you baby, and they always say that mom knows best......good luck

Cathelijn - posted on 05/11/2009

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I think it is up too you, My daughter is going to be 6 months on the 25th of May and we just started solids now. I would never have thought of weaning her at 2 months but she was also never a very hungry baby she still only eats a 6 oz bottle 5 times a day. My heatlh visitor told me to wait to closer to the 6 months for health reasons (asthma,allergies, eczema etc) and if she is hungry to just give her more milk. I personally never understood people putting rice in babies bottles at a young age it is not proven anywhere that it helps a baby, it is just dangerous in my eyes.

It is not op to me to judge you...

Nicole - posted on 05/11/2009

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Quoting Darcy:

I started giving my baby girl rice in her bottle at 3weeks old and she is now having a 8oz bottle when she gets up and about3 hours later 2tables of rice and 3 tables spoons of fruit with a 3oz bottle, than snack time is a 5oz bottle lunch is 3tbl spoons of a veggie and 5oz bottle, snack is 3oz bottle and supper is 2tbls spoons of rice and 3tbls spoons of a meat. And she is doing fine with that, I've been doing it for 5days now and she turned 6months on the 5th of may.



Are you feeding your daughterthe baby food in her bottle? just interested never heard about that. if thats what you ment

Nicole - posted on 05/11/2009

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Quoting Darcy:

I started giving my baby girl rice in her bottle at 3weeks old and she is now having a 8oz bottle when she gets up and about3 hours later 2tables of rice and 3 tables spoons of fruit with a 3oz bottle, than snack time is a 5oz bottle lunch is 3tbl spoons of a veggie and 5oz bottle, snack is 3oz bottle and supper is 2tbls spoons of rice and 3tbls spoons of a meat. And she is doing fine with that, I've been doing it for 5days now and she turned 6months on the 5th of may.



Are you feeding your daughterthe baby food in her bottle? just interested never heard about that. if thats what you ment

Darcy - posted on 05/11/2009

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I started giving my baby girl rice in her bottle at 3weeks old and she is now having a 8oz bottle when she gets up and about3 hours later 2tables of rice and 3 tables spoons of fruit with a 3oz bottle, than snack time is a 5oz bottle lunch is 3tbl spoons of a veggie and 5oz bottle, snack is 3oz bottle and supper is 2tbls spoons of rice and 3tbls spoons of a meat. And she is doing fine with that, I've been doing it for 5days now and she turned 6months on the 5th of may.

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