Cereal in bottle how early

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Cecilia - posted on 11/08/2013

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I would say never do cereal in a bottle UNLESS advised by a doctor for medical purposes. Yes, there now are nipples for cereal bottles. Mind you some of these mother's here have older children and are unaware of these nipples. Without these nipples, it would be a choking hazard to modify nipples.

Years ago IF you needed larger holed nipples the DOCTOR had to order them for you. They were not sold in stores to prevent parents from using them to abuse and give a baby cereal before they were ready. Do you know how much cereal to add per oz of milk? How would you know that without a doctors advice?

And now to give you links of all the bad things about rice cereal in the bottle--

it does not make them sleep through the night-http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26727...

You would be basically forcing the child to take in too many calories
http://www.drgreene.com/qa-articles/baby...


" Adding rice cereal to a bottle can be a real choking hazard for babies who aren’t yet coordinated enough to swallow the thickened liquid. When babies inhale rather than swallow cereal during feedings serious pulmonary problems can arise."
http://newsonrelevantscience.blogspot.co...

So to go back over everything, Don't put it in your babies bottle. If they are ready for solids they need to learn how to take it from a spoon. If they are not ready for a spoon then they are not ready for solids. Mind you I raised 3 children who never once touched rice cereal. 2 whom the doctor advised on how to give it to them and how much. Rice is not needed in their diets. Veggies on the other hand are needed, so they ate that by itself.

If you feel fine giving them cereal, then do so. Understand the research though. Know what you are doing to your child. Even if they do not choke, odds are they will have life long weight issues. Not something I want for my children.

Jodi - posted on 11/08/2013

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I didn't respond in a rude way.
Fact: you came here to ask how early to put cereal in a bottle.
Fact: you receive comments you don't agree with.
Fact: you start telling people their advice is false.
Fact: you claim this is your second child and you know a little bit.

My question about why bother asking if you know it all is actually quite valid. I'm not sure why you think it is rude. No-one said your opinion wasn't valid, but you ASKED a question.

Fact: when you post on a public forum, you will receive various viewpoints.

If your parents and grandparents have done just fine.....why do you feel the need to ask? (and yes, you did ask).

Glam - posted on 11/08/2013

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You really don't have respond in a rude way .
I'm actually having a second child .. I think I know
A little bit . Thanks but no thanks . I really didn't ask
About what I shouldn't do because I will do what
I please . Your comments are like you are the doctor .
I have parents and grand parents who have done
This for generations and we all turned out fine .
Just wanted to see what people do nowadays .
But keep your rude comments to yourself thanks.
I have a right to an opinion of what I think u are saying too!

Glam - posted on 11/08/2013

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I understand the caution but to me it's false about a child
Choking . I have never heard of that before . So many
People put cereal in the bottle . I think this is over
Exaggerated .

Jodi - posted on 11/07/2013

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A child shouldn't be getting anything other than breastmilk or formula until they are around six months old (as per recommendations by the AAP), at which point, they are generally able to sit up and be spoonfed, so no, putting cereal in a bottle is totally unnecessary.

Kari - posted on 11/07/2013

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Not true..guess it's more of a personal choice bc my ped advised me to put it in a bottle.. Obviously not as often as it's spoon fed but it has worked for me and all my children and I never cut the nipple I just used a bigger staged one and watered the cereal down enough to go through it but everyone has their opinions on this topic but for me it was fine with all my kids ;)

Ambur - posted on 11/07/2013

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Never give baby cereal in a bottle. it is a choking hazard. You can feed baby some cereal with a spoon, preferably after 6 months. But never put it in a bottle.

Ev - posted on 11/05/2013

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You should only be feeding baby how the doctor requires for them to be fed. At an early age, any kind of food other than formula or breast milk is not a good idea as a baby does not need the extra food as yet. And when you do start cereal it should not be done in a bottle as you would have to cut the nipple of the bottle to allow the passage of the cereal into the child and that could cause choking hazards from either the cereal or the cut nipple. It is best to do as the doc says.

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