What is the difference between putting rice in a babies bottle and giving it to them by spoon?

Mercedes - posted on 10/11/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is 3 months old and is fussy a lot and is eatting 6oz every 2-3 hours. His doctor said i could put rice cereal in his bottle once a day to start with.

Well my question is what is the difference between putting it in his bottle and giving it to him by spoon?


Michelle - posted on 10/11/2012




Feeding by bottle and spoon are completely different actions for the mouth and tongue.

If he still has the reflex of poking his tongue out when you try and feed him with a spoon, he's not ready to start eating solids. The only thing I would be careful about is that there is an increased choking risk with putting the rice cereal in the bottle.

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