feeding baby cereal at one month

Whitney Desriee - posted on 12/22/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Is it ok to give a one month a teaspoon of cereal ?

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Jodi - posted on 12/22/2013

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I just don't understand why you would ask about feeding a one month old if you are going to correct me on the correct information I have provided you with. The only one being rude and full of attitude in this post is you.

Rather than relying on "opinion" how about you rely on fact?

"The following organizations recommend that all babies be exclusively breastfed (no cereal, juice or any other foods) or formula fed if need be for the first 6 months of life (not the first 4-6 months):
World Health Organization
UNICEF
US Department of Health & Human Services
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Dietetic Association
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Health Canada"

http://www.babygaga.com/t-840256/the-aap...

You can link directly to each of these recommendations from this page.

Take it or leave it, it's your kid. Personally, I wouldn't risk it for something entirely unnecessary.

Jodi - posted on 12/22/2013

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No. Your baby has no need of ANYTHING except breastmilk or formula at this age. A teaspoon of cereal is a teaspoon devoid of the nutrition your baby needs, not to mention that a baby's tummy is not designed to digest it. Your baby should not receive any solid foods until around six months old (this includes cereal).

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Sam - posted on 12/23/2013

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Whitney, do what is right for your baby. What is your baby ready for? My Peditrician said nothing but breast milk and formula for the first year. If I did that my son would have starved to death. But he was not ready for cereal at a month either. In my case, my son was colicky and he had a hard time the just the milk. My mother said she fed all three of her kids cereal at 6 weeks.

I have heard what the "experts" say, but some common sense here is all that is called for. You are the expert of your kid. Try it, if it is too soon the kid will tell you. (Gas, colic, indigestion, etc.).

Personally, I would wait until 6-8 weeks to try it. Depending on how your kid is taking breast milk/formula.

Ann - posted on 12/22/2013

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i fed both my daughters breast milk until they were 6-7 months old and now and again i would mix a little bit of baby cereal with their breast milk at night and it helped them sleep longer through the night and it gave me a break because both cluster-fed so I would be up every 2 - 3 hours for an hour every night and it was the same during the day. It helped me out a lot. I also asked my pediatrician about this first and they said it was perfectly fine. My mother also did this with my brother when he was little 25 years ago because he was always constantly feeding. There's many that will disagree with giving your baby cereal before 4-6 months of age when they first are able to eat solids, but if your doctor gives you the okay, I don't see it to be a big problem.

Whitney Desriee - posted on 12/22/2013

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Why are you getting smart I don't need your attitude it's not that serious so please watch your mouth no need to be rude. I'm asking because I've got many different opinions some women feed there baby cereal way before a month and had no problems.

Jodi - posted on 12/22/2013

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Then why are you asking about a one month old if you already have been advised that?

BTW, World Health Organisation recommendation is 6 months, as not all babies are ready before then. Also, babies don't NEED solids before then, as they are not for nutritional purposes at this point. Solids before one year old are just for practice and play, not nutrition.

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