Did you ever mix baby 1st foods into your baby's bottle? If so, what age?
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User - posted on 12/08/2012
I can't believe the replies to this. It amazes me how so many mothers take everything they read as gospel. All babies are different. I would venture to guess that nearly every woman on here who is harping about feeding solids too early, etc. was given solids before their 2nd month of age by their mother. We have become such over protective "by the book" weak parents. This is an example of why children run households now, and not parents - because parents are afraid to break the mold. I personally fed all of my kids rice and/or oatmeal VIA A BOTTLE by the time they were 6 weeks old. I did it before even asking their doctor because AS A MOTHER, I knew what was right for MY children. Their cereal was very thick which made solids a piece of cake to try. I introduced solid foods by 3 months - using a variety of methods; my favorite being - IN A BOTTLE! When I told their doctor(s), he asked me if there were any problems and if their bowel movements were still regular. When I told him, "yes," he was okay with it. Criticize me all you want - I don't care. My children are very healthy, happy, and have always been good eaters.
Yes, I have. My daughter just would not eat for anything. I know they tell you not to, but I did. I used Dr.Brown's bottles and bought the Y cut nipple and it worked like a charm with no harm done. She started getting 1st foods,yougrt, baby oatmeal mixed with milk & breast milk to thin it at 5 1/2 months. Finally at 11 months of age she dove face first into my sandwich & from that day has eaten on her own. I even made all of her baby food & forget it she wanted no part of it. I would have lost my mind if it were not for giving her food from a bottle. She is fine now (sitting next to me eating bell peppers & chicken at 22 months) & not the slighest bit over weight. Try it.
Laura - posted on 12/23/2009
Well all my kids got rice cereal in there bottles around three months. Mainly becasue they spit up so much. i cant say that it helped. If you want your child to sleep trhough the night and not wake to eat it will not help. They only sleep thorugh the night when they are mature enough no amount of food you give them before they go down will help.
Laura (mother of 4)
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Hannah - posted on 12/28/2009
All I know is that NO BABY needs any form of solids, cereals until 4-6 months of age. 6 is really the earliest most pediatricians reccomend and it should not be given in a bottle but on a spoon or finger.
that link should help you out.
you can put cereal in a bottle they say not to but if your baby had reflex your doctor would tell you to, but baby food shouldnt go in a bottle an everybody will tell you a different age to start your baby in solids my son was 8 weeks an 2 days the first time he ate veggies an i was told by my son doctor that i could give it to him but really really you no your baby better then any doctor an even at that just try some cereal an see how your baby does an then do that for awhile an then maybe try some veggies stage 1 an you have to do the same one for 3 days to make sure your baby dont get a rash or nuthing but if your baby starts spitting up out the norm then you should stop with the solids an wait another month or so good luck
Dijana - posted on 12/24/2009
I do not think she wanted to be judged here she just asked a question,,,
Why so many attacks,,,
I personally never did that, but I did add cereal from 3 to 5 months,, now she eats other things and her bottle is only formula...
Jennie - posted on 12/24/2009
I was always afraid to do that because a friend had told me they can breath the cereal into their lungs if it goes down the wrong pipe because they may be trying to eat to fast. I always sat my kids up in a bouncy seat w/ a spoon. Merry Christmas!
Valerie - posted on 12/23/2009
When my daughter (now 9) was a few months old I took my grandma's tip and added a bit of rice cereal to her bottle only before bed, she would sleep through the night as her lil belly would stay full longer. The doc said this was fine, too. I never put 1st foods into her bottle though, when she was old enough for her 1st foods, she got them on the spoon to help teach her to eat. :)
Jessica - posted on 12/23/2009
I have done it b4 but my son is used to thick food because when he was born they put cereal in his bottle the only reason i did was because he was not eating it and he complained that he was still hungry I only did that a coouple of times.
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