when to feed an infant cereal in the bottle

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Jodi - posted on 12/28/2015

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Never. If your infant is old enough for cereal, it should be fed on a spoon, but you should wait until 6 months.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/28/2015

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I am going to parrot what others have said. Never.

If your baby seems hungry, start giving 1 or 2 more ounces per feeding. When babies go through growth spurts, they are hungrier. It evens out once they are done with the growth spurt. Some parents are under the impression, that if they give them cereal in the bottle at night, they will sleep through the night. Not true. Babies are suppose to wake up through the night.

Solids should not be offered until they are 6 months old, and only if they can sit up unassisted, support their head, thrust with their tongue, and show interest in food.

Dove - posted on 12/28/2015

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Never.

Cereal is never actually 'needed', but many parents do feed it to their babies. Solids should wait til 6+ months and always eaten... not in a bottle.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/28/2015

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NEVER. Cereal should be introduced properly, with a spoon. Solids should not be introduced at all before 6 months, and only for fun and to get the kids used to them.

If your child is hungry more often than you think they should be, remember, they are ALWAYS growing. Feed more often. Do not add cereal to bottle.

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