My daughter is 5 weeks old,and her milk isn't filling her up. Can i give her a little cereal in her formula. i want her to be able to get full but i dnt want to harm her in any kind of way. please help.

Maranda - posted on 11/05/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 5 weeks old, and her milk isn't filling her up.. Will it be oka to put a little cereal in her formula? i really want her to be able to get full, but i dnt want to harm her in any kind of way. please help.

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Dove - posted on 11/05/2012

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No cereal in the bottle. Unnecessary and potentially harmful.



How do you know she isn't getting full? Babies at that age eat small amounts VERY frequently and that is perfectly normal. As long as she is growing, thriving, and wetting 6-8 times/day... she is getting enough.

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Faye - posted on 11/05/2012

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My 10 month old granddaughter drinks 6 ozs each meal time, and comes back within the hour wanting the other 2 ozs. This is on top of the jars of food and cereal she eats at meal time.

Gwen - posted on 11/05/2012

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If she's hungry, feed her. Babies are good at self-regulating. Offer her more in the bottle and when she is full, she will quit eating.

Maranda - posted on 11/05/2012

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She still smacks her lips and acts as if she's hungry. then she goes for the boob. i was breast feeding her at first and then switched to the bottle because she just wouldnt stay latched on. but when i put the bottle to her mouth she eats it. she ate 4 oz already and i dnt want to give her any more cause she might get sick.

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