not sure how much baby rice to put in a 6oz bottle of milk

Rosy - posted on 06/05/2009 ( 134 moms have responded )

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he was born 9lbs 5 and half but not fat just long around 25 inches ive change the milk brands 5 times ive tried gripe water to get all his wind up but hes still sick ive finaly got him eationg off the spoon he has 2 oz of rice at about 9am, and hes nearly all down his diohrea (?) has got so much better, his weight is fine and he seems much happier. He slept from 8pm-till-7am but now he sleeps an extra hour, some people have suggestd water ive tries this from birth but he just hasn't taken to it so i tried baby apple for 4 month old babys and he loves it ! thanks everyone

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Sandra - posted on 06/11/2009

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Both my daughter and my son had horrible reflux. My daughter had 2 teaspoons rice cereal per ounce from the time she was 6 weeks old. My son has 1 teaspoon per ounce, he has had it since he was 5 weeks. He is now six months. Neither have ever choked on the bottle! In fact, a doctor at the children's hospital recommended it not only for the reflux but because my daughter was having trouble swallowing. The thickness of the milk helped her swallow! It did not choke her. Now the amounts my kids had in their bottle is a lot! This is because they have severe reflux. A little in the bottle never hurt.

Guggie - posted on 06/06/2009

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Ladies this is just common sense regarding the physiology of the human body.



Human milk is the most densely caloric food in liquid form that a baby can eat. Formula is made to mimic this. A baby will get more calories/fat from human milk or formula than solid foods, pureed foods and baby cereal. It is physically impossible for a little baby with a tiny tummy to eat enough pureed food to equal the amount of calories in human milk and formula.



Supplementing with solids/cereal/oatmeal/puree makes no sense. It is less calories. You are not only forcing your child's gastrointestinal system to digest something it is unprepared to handle, you are forcing your child to eat fewer calories.



On top of that, the reason other foods should not be introduced has to do with the function of the digestive system. Babies intestines are not "closed' yet. Their goblet cells are not fully matured. This means the building blocks of food (proteins) go right through the endothelial walls into their bloodstream. The studies done on this have noted that on average, babies do not have functioning digestive systems until 6 months. And the 4-month figure is an outlier number included at the very end of the statistical range.

Introduce tastes of food when you see these signs:



-baby can sit up unassisted (not tripod)

-baby can take food into the mouth and the tongue doesn't push it out

-baby shows interest in the food, can reach for it with a pincer grasp and place it in the mouth

-baby can push up with straight arms while lying on the stomach

-baby is drooling, showing signs of teething or has teeth



Do not start with bland, nutritionless foods such as oatmeal, baby cereal etc. Babies do not rely on food for the 1st year. What they need is the experience. Let them taste new flavours, touch new textures and feel interesting foods in their mouth. You should not be concerned with feeding them an actual amount; the reason for introducing solids is developmental not nutritional.



http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn...



“Dr. David Ludwig of Children's Hospital Boston, a specialist in pediatric nutrition, says some studies suggest rice and other highly processed grain cereals actually could be among the worst foods for infants.

"These foods are in a certain sense no different from adding sugar to formula. They digest very rapidly in the body into sugar, raising blood sugar and insulin levels" and could contribute to later health problems, including obesity, he says.”

Meagan - posted on 06/09/2009

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Rosy,
It sounds to me like you posted this issue with an answer already in mind. You are not looking for help. You are looking for attention, which you have gotten. So basically, it is pointless for anyone to give their opinion since she doesn't actually care about what anyone has to say.
The question was, how much baby rice do you put into a 6 oz bottle of milk. Answer is, look on the back of the box or container of rice and figure it out. Since you are going to continue feeding it to your baby anyway. That's why they put directions on the back.
Go to your doctor. That's what they are there for and obviously there is something wrong with your poor child and you need to get it diagnosed.

Shannon - posted on 01/07/2013

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I have 5 children and 2 grandchildren...one more on the way. Yes, doctor's will tell you not to give a smaller child food so soon.....BUT my oldest son's pediatrician said to give him cereal in his formula because he was drinking too much formula and was never full. This was 21 years ago...before the A/R formulas (added rice). I will tell you what I did, and you can make your own choice. My grandmother heated a sewing needle and made the hole in the rubber nipple a little bit larger (does not work with silicon nipples). Then we made the formula bottle per directions and then added just enough rice (maybe 2 spoons) to thicken it slightly. It was almost the consistency of a melted shake. I did this with all of my children. Never leave them alone or prop the bottle. Feed them, burp them as usual, and spend a few minutes holding and loving them. I have done this with ALL of my chidren and the grands. None of them have ever been over-fed or over weight. I would feed them 6 oz for/rice in the am and then again before bedtime. The rest of the day I just gave them formula.

Just don't get crazy and start adding fruits or using the oatmeal yet. You can introduce all of that when he can hold his own head and be spoon fed and his little tummy can handle more complex foods.

Or.......buy 1 can of the A/R formula and try that. I hear that is the same as you mixing it yourself. If you aren't satisfied with the formula itself try Carnation Good Start or Enfamil Lacto-free. I have used both of these formulas and the difference was dramatic. No more fussy, no more vomitting. Please be careful with the juices though. One of my daughters was treated for Thrush several times before a doctor finally diagnosed her with a citrus allergy that left her tongue and the inside of her cheeks covered with tiny ulcers. Never even thought it was the juice doing it.

It's your choice, and your baby. Good luck!

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Shannon - posted on 01/07/2013

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The feeder is called Infa-feeder and it actually comes with a spoon attachment also. You fill it and then push the plunger up and the food goes directly to the spoon attached.

I never used this feeder when mine were really little. the food is so thick, and if you thin it, it comes out too fast. But when they started holding their own bottle I did. It was great and they are more and more hard to find these days.

Amy - posted on 01/03/2013

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My baby girl I love too death is 5months. She is 16bls. and 23inchs.. How much do you put in the blottle at first? I am a single mother. She eats alot lot lot...

Jessica - posted on 06/15/2009

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You can order the feeder online at www.walmart.com or at www.nuby.com and then you will be able to get the feeder they are talking about below.



Also I was always told not to put cereal in the bottle, because then they would reject the spoon even more, especially when it came time to eating more than rice cereal. I have a friend that did the rice cereal in a bottle and now her kid is 12 months and still would prefer the bottle over having to be fed by a spoon.



Good Luck.

Jessica - posted on 06/15/2009

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You can order the feeder online at www.walmart.com or at www.nuby.com and then you will be able to get the feeder they are talking about below.



Also I was always told not to put cereal in the bottle, because then they would reject the spoon even more, especially when it came time to eating more than rice cereal. I have a friend that did the rice cereal in a bottle and now her kid is 12 months and still would prefer the bottle over having to be fed by a spoon.



Good Luck.

Sandra - posted on 06/11/2009

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Both my daughter and my son had horrible reflux. My daughter had 2 teaspoons rice cereal per ounce from the time she was 6 weeks old. My son has 1 teaspoon per ounce, he has had it since he was 5 weeks. He is now six months. Neither have ever choked on the bottle! In fact, a doctor at the children's hospital recommended it not only for the reflux but because my daughter was having trouble swallowing. The thickness of the milk helped her swallow! It did not choke her. Now the amounts my kids had in their bottle is a lot! This is because they have severe reflux. A little in the bottle never hurt.

Helen - posted on 06/11/2009

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How old is he? You shouldn't put any kind of food in a bottle, once you know that your baby is ready for weaning feed him from a bowl with a soft rubbery spoon. Have you taken him to the doctors or health visitor? some babies are sicky, and I know a few that are on Gaviscon with their milk to discourage the sickness. Also, don't worry about how 'fat' a baby is! Good luck! x

Lisa - posted on 06/11/2009

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Quoting Rosy:

not sure how much baby rice to put in a 6oz bottle of milk

he was born 9lbs 5 and half but not fat just long around 25 inches ive change the milk brands 5 times ive tried gripe water to get all his wind up but hes still sick ive finaly got him eationg off the spoon he has 2 oz of rice at about 9am, and hes nearly all down his diohrea (?) has got so much better, his weight is fine and he seems much happier. He slept from 8pm-till-7am but now he sleeps an extra hour, some people have suggestd water ive tries this from birth but he just hasn't taken to it so i tried baby apple for 4 month old babys and he loves it ! thanks everyone



I've put a tablespoon of rice cereal in my son'sbottle, however I made the hole in the nipple bigger with a fork, so the rice could get thru. Enfamil makes AR LIPIL it's fortified with Rice Starch. Hope that helps!

Tiffany - posted on 06/11/2009

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My son also had problems with wanting to eat ALL the time and then vomiting all of it back up. We were at a loss of what to do until our doctor suggested that he was actually OVER eating, and his little tummy couldn't handle all the food so it came back up - then he was hungry again right away because he had thrown all his food up. It was a vicious cycle! We started timing how long he could eat and slowly cutting back the minutes (1 minute at a time) until he stopped throwing up. When we got to 10 minutes, it stopped. It seems odd to think that if your child is always hungry, they might be getting too much, but they get much more of their food if they're not throwing up because they ate too much :) You said you were using formula, and there can be pressure to give babies a "full" bottle at every meal - you could try giving him smaller meals more frequently until his tummy matures more and can handle a full bottle.

Also, At 3 months old, it is highly unlikely that your child is ready for solid foods. From the symptoms you have described (diarrhea and vomiting) if it's not the over eating thing, I would guess that it is either reflux or a milk allergy, or a combination. SEE A DOCTOR! While I am positive that you have the best of intentions for your child, only a doctor can help you figure out what is wrong with you baby and take the steps needed to fix it. Putting cereal in your baby's bottle is not going to solve any of the problems you've mentioned, and truly, a child does NOT need cereal for calories or nutrition. The only reason to use cereal is as an introduction to eating off a spoon and as a source of iron for those kids who have low levels and aren't already on an iron-fortified formula.

It sounds like you had a rough time getting started with breast feeding, but if your milk hasn't dried up, you should definitely try again - breast milk is the easiest on a baby's tummy and has the most nutritional value AND it changes with your baby so that as your baby grows your milk is always meeting his very specific nutritional needs at that time.

For the moms who have been putting cereal in bottles because it "helps" a baby sleep - this is an old wives tale. It is completely dependent on the child. Both of my babies were exclusively breastfed until 6 months and then offered small amounts of cereal and pureed fruits and veggies. My toddler started sleeping 8-9 hour stretches at night when she was just 5 weeks old, long before solid food was even considered. My infant son just turned 6 months and has yet to sleep for more than 4 hours at a time. Adding cereal and sweet potatoes right before bed did not change this - he still wakes up every 3-4 hours like clockwork. They are different kids with different needs, but no kid NEEDS cereal in a bottle, which is why the doctors, books, and even the cereal companies all advise against it. There is always another way to help a fussy baby.

Izabela - posted on 06/11/2009

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I found rice cereal clogged up the nipple on the bottle and was sort of bland. I found a barley cereal (Gerber--It's hard to find but I found it at Babies R us) and add 2 teaspoons of it to 8oz once a day and baby loves it and it was less constipating. I did change to a level 3 nipple for the combo cause anything lower flow clogged. I started at 4 1/2 months.

Sabrina - posted on 06/11/2009

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Are you giving him formula and if so are you sure that this is the right one for him? Unless it is an allergy, rice should'nt give him diarrhea. By the way gripe water is good for gas/colic. I wouldn't use that a this time.

Casey - posted on 06/10/2009

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I use the Playtex Ventaire Wide neck bottle. The rapid flow nipple is perfecr for adding rice cereal. you don't have to cutt nipples, you just add your cereal. I love it. I had to cut nipples for my first 2, but with the 3rg baby I found this bottle that is wonderful!!

Ama - posted on 06/10/2009

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I found a spoon at babies r us that has a big handle that you fill with the food and little hole in the spoon so that when you squeeze the handle the food comes out into the spoon. I use it any time we go out so I don't have to mess with the jar, I just fill the spoon before we go. Don't remember the brand but it has a bright orange handle and was with all of the spoons and bottles. It might help :)

Samantha - posted on 06/10/2009

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My daughter and son both had to have cereal by the time they were 2 weeks old because they would eat so much that they would throw up. The dr. first tried switching their formula but it still didn't work. So if the dr. says it's okay then go for it! My children had the cereal in their bottles and they are great! They would sleep better because they were full and not hungry all the time. And the dr. says that they are both at perfect weight. My daughter is 3 and my son is 10 months! So good luck!

Kate CP - posted on 06/10/2009

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Quoting Amanda:



Quoting Rosy:

I'D RATHER THICKEN HIS POO UP BY CEREAL THAN BUY DRUGS!! IVE ONLY FED MY BABY IT IN A BOTTLE TWICE THEN HE TOOK TO THE SPOON ABOUT A WEEK AGO AND I POSTED IT TO HERE WHEN HE DID SO JUST GET IT INTO YOUR THICK HEADS PEOPLE !! I NO WHATS BEST FOR MY SON THANKYOU VERY MUCH !!

THANKS TO ALL THE MUMS WHO HAVE BEEN SUPPORTIVE !!! :) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX






HOLY SHIT MAMA!






no need to get bitchy! you asked how much cereal to put in a 6 oz bottle, I said NONE. where on the box of cereal and can of formula does it say how much to add? I would love to see a scan of your box label if you have one saying its ok because having had 2 babies I have NEVER seen it on a label.






Sounds like you just wanted someone to reassure what you have allready done.






Why the hell did you even post the question if you did not want an anserw.






I cant believe you get so damn defensive about  a couple people nicely telling you none due to choking.






OH BTW, HE IS TO F*UCKING YOUNG TO HAVE SOLIDS B%TCH!






 





O.o



 



Dude...you both need to chill out. Damn.

Amanda - posted on 06/10/2009

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Quoting Rosy:

I'D RATHER THICKEN HIS POO UP BY CEREAL THAN BUY DRUGS!! IVE ONLY FED MY BABY IT IN A BOTTLE TWICE THEN HE TOOK TO THE SPOON ABOUT A WEEK AGO AND I POSTED IT TO HERE WHEN HE DID SO JUST GET IT INTO YOUR THICK HEADS PEOPLE !! I NO WHATS BEST FOR MY SON THANKYOU VERY MUCH !!

THANKS TO ALL THE MUMS WHO HAVE BEEN SUPPORTIVE !!! :) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX



HOLY SHIT MAMA!



no need to get bitchy! you asked how much cereal to put in a 6 oz bottle, I said NONE. where on the box of cereal and can of formula does it say how much to add? I would love to see a scan of your box label if you have one saying its ok because having had 2 babies I have NEVER seen it on a label.



Sounds like you just wanted someone to reassure what you have allready done.



Why the hell did you even post the question if you did not want an anserw.



I cant believe you get so damn defensive about  a couple people nicely telling you none due to choking.



OH BTW, HE IS TO F*UCKING YOUNG TO HAVE SOLIDS B%TCH!



 

Rosy - posted on 06/10/2009

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I'D RATHER THICKEN HIS POO UP BY CEREAL THAN BUY DRUGS!! IVE ONLY FED MY BABY IT IN A BOTTLE TWICE THEN HE TOOK TO THE SPOON ABOUT A WEEK AGO AND I POSTED IT TO HERE WHEN HE DID SO JUST GET IT INTO YOUR THICK HEADS PEOPLE !! I NO WHATS BEST FOR MY SON THANKYOU VERY MUCH !!



THANKS TO ALL THE MUMS WHO HAVE BEEN SUPPORTIVE !!! :) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Rosy - posted on 06/10/2009

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Quoting Amanda:



Quoting Meagan:

Rosy,
It sounds to me like you posted this issue with an answer already in mind. You are not looking for help. You are looking for attention, which you have gotten. So basically, it is pointless for anyone to give their opinion since she doesn't actually care about what anyone has to say.
The question was, how much baby rice do you put into a 6 oz bottle of milk. Answer is, look on the back of the box or container of rice and figure it out. Since you are going to continue feeding it to your baby anyway. That's why they put directions on the back.
Go to your doctor. That's what they are there for and obviously there is something wrong with your poor child and you need to get it diagnosed.






OMG this is the best post ever!






WTH? i gave it in his bottle friday night then again sat , and has for counting 10 scoups of milk per 1 rice haha no, i only wanted to see what every one had to say about it  so i didnt do it wrong i no babys can choke thats why you wind them, you obv dont read my up to date posts, there is nothing wrong with my 'POOR' child  stupid aw

Rosy - posted on 06/10/2009

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i only put in in a bottle twice then tried the spoon, he loves rice on a spoon now he even started opening his mouth to it after only 4 days :) i shall try bannana in as couple of weeks, hes only 2.3 months but he can sit up by himself and holds is hed up strong from birth, so for his pooo its so much easier now i dont have to change his clothes 5 times a day :)

Amanda - posted on 06/10/2009

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Quoting Meagan:

Rosy,
It sounds to me like you posted this issue with an answer already in mind. You are not looking for help. You are looking for attention, which you have gotten. So basically, it is pointless for anyone to give their opinion since she doesn't actually care about what anyone has to say.
The question was, how much baby rice do you put into a 6 oz bottle of milk. Answer is, look on the back of the box or container of rice and figure it out. Since you are going to continue feeding it to your baby anyway. That's why they put directions on the back.
Go to your doctor. That's what they are there for and obviously there is something wrong with your poor child and you need to get it diagnosed.



OMG this is the best post ever!

Darcy - posted on 06/10/2009

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i started with one table spoon with six oz of formula, i started that a 3weeks old ans she has always been fine. Now I give her 8oz with 3tables and she stills does fine with it and she is 7months old now

Darcy - posted on 06/10/2009

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i started with one table spoon with six oz of formula, i started that a 3weeks old ans she has always been fine. Now I give her 8oz with 3tables and she stills does fine with it and she is 7months old now

Hanna - posted on 06/10/2009

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Two things: 1. what makes you think that your baby has diarrhea? it's perfectly normal for a baby's stool to be liquid and unless it's water with clumps in it or is black or bright green in color or has blood in it -- it's considered normal . i would consult your doctor before attempting to "thicken out" the food because it might be that there isn't a problem to begin with.



2. if your baby does have a bad acid reflux, then you definitely need to consult your doctor because every child requires a slightly different solution. Max (my son) was prescribed infant's prylosec or something like that and we had to "sit him up" more and make sure we burped him better and several times throughout feeding to make sure he wasn't gassy and started squirming which adds to spit-up. we got a boppy and a swing so he was 'sitting up' reclined most of the time he was awake (doctor said at least 30-45 mins after each feeding and he ate every 2-3 hours) to make sure that it was harder for the food to go back up.



as far as over-eating -- the only time you need to worry about it is if he is formula-fed. there is no such thing as obesity in kids that are breast-fed, so if he wants to eat around the clock, let him (it's a pain in the butt for you, but it's not detrimental to the baby). my son was born 9lb 4 oz and grew to 13lbs by the time he was 1.5 months. now at almost 3.5 months he weighs a bit more than 20lbs and is 26-27" (the size of a 6-8months old) long he is "thick" and strong but he is not fat -- i am big-boned and his dad is wide on the shoulders so Max is big-boned as well (wearing carter's 6-9 and 9-12 clothes). doctor saw him and said that he's huge, but there's nothing wrong with him and to let him eat as much as he wants (because he's solely breast-fed) and let him be a big, strong baby -- he is now fully sitting up (sat up by himself) and is attempting to stand up (pushes up on his legs to stand up when you hold him).



so again, check with your doctor -- he is the only one that will know what's best in YOUR situation. we can all give advice over here, but none of us has seen your child and what is going on so our advice can only be taken to a certain point.

Bonnie - posted on 06/10/2009

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what kinds of formula did you try and how old is your baby i can help it hrd to figure out whats rong with them and it is stress full but let me know and i can try to help as much as i can

Kala - posted on 06/10/2009

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My son has been eating rice cereal in his bottle since he was 6 weeks old. He has very mild reflux and I think thickening his bottle just a little bit is way better than putting him on medication. He has never choked and he's not overweight.

Bridget - posted on 06/10/2009

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Quoting Melissa:



Quoting Rosy:




Quoting Bridget :

Ask stupid questions youll get stupid answers other then saying no dont do what else is there.








Grr i wish you would get off my page many ppl on how youve been using out of date info, i didnt ask any questions









  dont worry hunni she does it to everyone you're not left out. just ignore it i know its hard :)





This bab should see a doctor with the symptoms you are saying but hey just add cereal it fixes anything oh my baby needs bathed, give her some ceral in the bottle, my son is teething give him some cereal in the bottle  my son is choking, not enough cereal in the bottle better add some more you guys are so stupid cereal is a bandaid at best it covers a problem This info is not out of date, its proven time and time again .....Go see your doctor and do what every mom does and feed your baby when they are hungry instead of trying to cover the problems maybe fix them thats what doctors are there for.

Katherine - posted on 06/09/2009

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You should be discussing something like this with his pediatrician. My son had problems for quite a while until I finally realized that he was lactose intolerant. I switched him to the similac sensitive and made sure to take all the lactose out of his diet. It took a while to get all of the excess buildup of lactic acid out of his system but after a week or so he was fine. I did cereal with my son in his bottle also after he was about 6 months of so due to doctor recommendation. Only because I couldn't breastfeed him though due to lack of milk production. Like I said though, the best person to discuss this kind of thing with is the pediatrician, they will know better what is going on rather than some of the people on here just stating opinions or ideas. (I do have some knowledge on this from spending 4 years doing child development and nursing classes, but I'm not a doctor.)

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my daughter had terrible reflux and i tried to start her on rice cereal around 4 months but she didn't like the way it tasted and always wanted the spoon in her mouth. i eventually tried mixing just a touch of apple baby food in for flavor and she would take it after that. everyone told me not to feed her cereal or anything else until she was at least 6 months old but she was on all sorts of reflux meds and screamed all the time from pain so i said to hell with them i'm doing what my baby needs. she's now 8 months old and eats about 1/2 formula 1/2 baby food with cereal each day and almost never spits up. her spitting up dramatically decreased when i started feeding her solids. she's remained on her growth curve and is so happy now.

Cidalia - posted on 06/09/2009

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There is formula available that has rice starch already added. On the other hand, if he was vomiting and had diarrhea, it sounds like lactose intolerance, and he might do well on lactose-free formula.

Amanda - posted on 06/09/2009

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no rice cereal in the bottle. it is a choking hazard and a myth that it helps them sleep longer. alsio the early introduction to solids could lead to tummy problems because there digestive systems are not mature enough to handle solids before 6 months.

Gwyn - posted on 06/09/2009

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None.I'm a firswt time older Mom and everyone instructed me on giving my infant rice cereal to coat her stomach at night so that she would sleep better. Well i did'nt do that I read a lot of books and I asked her healthcare provider why we are asked not to feed an infant cereal until they are able to hold up their heads on their own feeding them too early causes problems in digestion and allergies in some children. I have a friend with a son three years old with a constant post nasal drip and a cold every month of the year and her seven year old weith a multitude of allergies. My relative has a baby that is a few months younger than mine and she has serious sleeping issues. I on the other hand much older a little wiser figured the doctors who attended school ten years more than me probably know more. And no I have no problems with skin or sleep issues from the time i brought home and she's now a one year old!

Lyndsay - posted on 06/09/2009

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My dr. told me to do that with my oldest. We put 1 tablespoon for every 2 oz of formula. Make sure you make the hole in the nipple of the bottle bigger because the formula will be thick to fit threw.
Hope this helps. :o)

Toni - posted on 06/09/2009

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I give my daughter 5 tablesppons in 5 oz of milk every night before she goes to bed I use a fast nipple and she drinks it all in about 10 minutes. She then sleeeps all nigth long. She is 5 monthes old and she gets that at night and then in the after noon she gets 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and bananas that I spoon feed her.

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WOW, people have options! My three kids were big (2 of them over 9lbs) All of them were sensitive to dairy and it caused vomiting and gas and fussiness. I think your are doing good to try to find info about your baby. My kids also hated rice - still do - I have heard of a formula that is made from beef, I don't know much about it or what the name is but your dr would know. Good luck, I hope it all works out for you!

Erin - posted on 06/08/2009

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have you tried him on soy formula. my pediitrician also told me to try acidophillous in the bottole and it cleared up my babies diareahha...she couldnt keep her food down either

Elizabeth - posted on 06/08/2009

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Actually to add to Kate's comment about cardboard. . . . Rice cereal is actually a common cause of constipation in babies so it is probably the reason he is not pooping quite as much now. But ask your doc about the cow's milk thing I mentioned earlier. It is not one of those things they tend to tell us mom's unless we ask.

Kate CP - posted on 06/08/2009

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Quoting Lissy:

None. They don't need nutrition from the cereal yet, but they need to work on eating from a spoon so they're ready to go when they do need the extra nutrition.


There is no nutritional value to rice cereal. It's basically cardboard: looks like it, tastes like it, has the texture of it. 

Annette - posted on 06/08/2009

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Never ever put anything inside the bottle, bottle is stand for milk, formula or breast milk only... DR, Nurse, Birth class teacher, Childern Class teacher have warn all of us the mother, father, etc. NEVER PUT ANYTHING IN THE BOTTLE -NO RICE, ETC... It will choke the baby.

Kate CP - posted on 06/08/2009

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Your son needs to see a doctor. If he has chronic diarrhea, vomiting, gas, and is having problems eating then he may have a serious issue. Stop feeding any kind of solid foods, go back to breast milk or straight formula and see a doctor ASAP. This is one of those things you don't want to diagnose yourself and you probably don't want to rely on a bunch of internet folks for the best knowledge regarding your son's health. See your pediatrician, please.

Emily - posted on 06/08/2009

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They recommend baby's NOT be fed any cereal in there bottles.. its a coking hazard and can cause them to have a hard time eating from a spoon or even refusing a spoon.. I have a baby that has been treated for reflex, they do not recommend you put it in there bottles.. he was being treated with prilosec and started on rice cereal from a spoon at 4 months. If you baby doesn't have the ability to eat from a spoon they shouldn't be being fed cereal!..They do "suck" the cereal off of the spoon at first until they learn what to do. But i would have your baby evaluated if he is also having diarrhea, this isn't a symptom of acid reflex!

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have you concidered that he might not be able to eat dairy? My son use to have the worst poops I have ever seen from an infant. Baby formula is essentially dairy. I was breastfeeding and once I eliminated all dairy from my own diet my son was better. Less throw up and a whole lot let gas. Rice cereal means he is getting less milk which would inturn help him poop less and throw up less.

I didn't read many other suggestions so I am sorry if someone already suggested it.

If it is a dairy problem, rest assured it is usually not permanent. It is just due to an immature stomach and should go away after a few months. My son was better at about 10 months.

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Babies are getting their sole source of nutrition from breastmilk/ formula. The puree food and cereal we give them is only to form the habit of eating so that when they turn a year and are needing to eat more to maintain weight, it is not as big of an adjustment for them.

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Cereal in a bottle is not good.Feed more often,if he's getting sick you may need a different formula.My daughter couldnt keep hers down and we switched to Nutramigen which is double the cost but worked within 24 hours.I keep hearing all this about sleeping,is this for the parent or for the baby???

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hi, have you had him tested for lactose intolerance? might be worth asking your doctor about it.

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Quoting Rosy:



Quoting Bridget :

Ask stupid questions youll get stupid answers other then saying no dont do what else is there.






Grr i wish you would get off my page many ppl on how youve been using out of date info, i didnt ask any questions





  dont worry hunni she does it to everyone you're not left out. just ignore it i know its hard :)

Guggie - posted on 06/07/2009

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Quoting Guggie:



Quoting Rosy:




Quoting Guggie:

Ladies this is just common sense regarding the physiology of the human body.

Human milk is the most densely caloric food in liquid form that a baby can eat. Formula is made to mimic this. A baby will get more calories/fat from human milk or formula than solid foods, pureed foods and baby cereal. It is physically impossible for a little baby with a tiny tummy to eat enough pureed food to equal the amount of calories in human milk and formula.

Supplementing with solids/cereal/oatmeal/puree makes no sense. It is less calories. You are not only forcing your child's gastrointestinal system to digest something it is unprepared to handle, you are forcing your child to eat fewer calories.

On top of that, the reason other foods should not be introduced has to do with the function of the digestive system. Babies intestines are not "closed' yet. Their goblet cells are not fully matured. This means the building blocks of food (proteins) go right through the endothelial walls into their bloodstream. The studies done on this have noted that on average, babies do not have functioning digestive systems until 6 months. And the 4-month figure is an outlier number included at the very end of the statistical range.
Introduce tastes of food when you see these signs:

-baby can sit up unassisted (not tripod)
-baby can take food into the mouth and the tongue doesn't push it out
-baby shows interest in the food, can reach for it with a pincer grasp and place it in the mouth
-baby can push up with straight arms while lying on the stomach
-baby is drooling, showing signs of teething or has teeth

Do not start with bland, nutritionless foods such as oatmeal, baby cereal etc. Babies do not rely on food for the 1st year. What they need is the experience. Let them taste new flavours, touch new textures and feel interesting foods in their mouth. You should not be concerned with feeding them an actual amount; the reason for introducing solids is developmental not nutritional.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn...

“Dr. David Ludwig of Children's Hospital Boston, a specialist in pediatric nutrition, says some studies suggest rice and other highly processed grain cereals actually could be among the worst foods for infants.
"These foods are in a certain sense no different from adding sugar to formula. They digest very rapidly in the body into sugar, raising blood sugar and insulin levels" and could contribute to later health problems, including obesity, he says.”







baby can sit up unassisted (not tripod): TICK
-baby can take food into the mouth and the tongue doesn't push it out:  TICK
-baby shows interest in the food, can reach for it with a pincer grasp and place it in the mouth  : TICK
-baby can push up with straight arms while lying on the stomach: TICK
-baby is drooling, showing signs of teething or has teeth :TICK










then in my opinion i think your baby is ready to try out some solid foods. it's not unheard of at all; someone has to be an outlier for there to be an average! my daughter was sitting unassisted and using the pincer grasp before 2 months. she started crawling by 4 months. and yes i let her taste table foods at her pace instead of waiting. the point is that i followed her signs and introduced easy to digest, fun, colorful and tasty foods.






i still recommend trying to stay away from the boxed cereal and "puff" type foods. babies are learning and growing so quickly, why not let them explore new foods? just steam some fresh veggies and mash them...sweet potatoes are a big fave. avacado is fun and has lots of good fat. fruits are great too.






i also wanted to add welcome to my little club! it's so hard to find other mamas with babies who are developmentally different. i get tired of hearing the "are you sure she's x months??" my child is not a mutant! was your baby a big baby at birth? i have heard old wives tales that bigger babies reach milestones earlier. (e.g. pincer grasp is usually around 6 months)

Guggie - posted on 06/07/2009

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Quoting Guggie:



Quoting Rosy:




Quoting Guggie:

Ladies this is just common sense regarding the physiology of the human body.

Human milk is the most densely caloric food in liquid form that a baby can eat. Formula is made to mimic this. A baby will get more calories/fat from human milk or formula than solid foods, pureed foods and baby cereal. It is physically impossible for a little baby with a tiny tummy to eat enough pureed food to equal the amount of calories in human milk and formula.

Supplementing with solids/cereal/oatmeal/puree makes no sense. It is less calories. You are not only forcing your child's gastrointestinal system to digest something it is unprepared to handle, you are forcing your child to eat fewer calories.

On top of that, the reason other foods should not be introduced has to do with the function of the digestive system. Babies intestines are not "closed' yet. Their goblet cells are not fully matured. This means the building blocks of food (proteins) go right through the endothelial walls into their bloodstream. The studies done on this have noted that on average, babies do not have functioning digestive systems until 6 months. And the 4-month figure is an outlier number included at the very end of the statistical range.
Introduce tastes of food when you see these signs:

-baby can sit up unassisted (not tripod)
-baby can take food into the mouth and the tongue doesn't push it out
-baby shows interest in the food, can reach for it with a pincer grasp and place it in the mouth
-baby can push up with straight arms while lying on the stomach
-baby is drooling, showing signs of teething or has teeth

Do not start with bland, nutritionless foods such as oatmeal, baby cereal etc. Babies do not rely on food for the 1st year. What they need is the experience. Let them taste new flavours, touch new textures and feel interesting foods in their mouth. You should not be concerned with feeding them an actual amount; the reason for introducing solids is developmental not nutritional.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn...

“Dr. David Ludwig of Children's Hospital Boston, a specialist in pediatric nutrition, says some studies suggest rice and other highly processed grain cereals actually could be among the worst foods for infants.
"These foods are in a certain sense no different from adding sugar to formula. They digest very rapidly in the body into sugar, raising blood sugar and insulin levels" and could contribute to later health problems, including obesity, he says.”







baby can sit up unassisted (not tripod): TICK
-baby can take food into the mouth and the tongue doesn't push it out:  TICK
-baby shows interest in the food, can reach for it with a pincer grasp and place it in the mouth  : TICK
-baby can push up with straight arms while lying on the stomach: TICK
-baby is drooling, showing signs of teething or has teeth :TICK










then in my opinion i think your baby is ready to try out some solid foods. it's not unheard of at all; someone has to be an outlier for there to be an average! my daughter was sitting unassisted and using the pincer grasp before 2 months. she started crawling by 4 months. and yes i let her taste table foods at her pace instead of waiting. the point is that i followed her signs and introduced easy to digest, fun, colorful and tasty foods.






i still recommend trying to stay away from the boxed cereal and "puff" type foods. babies are learning and growing so quickly, why not let them explore new foods? just steam some fresh veggies and mash them...sweet potatoes are a big fave. avacado is fun and has lots of good fat. fruits are great too.






i also wanted to add welcome to my little club! it's so hard to find other mamas with babies who are developmentally different. i get tired of hearing the "are you sure she's x months??" my child is not a mutant! was your baby a big baby at birth? i have heard old wives tales that bigger babies reach milestones earlier. (e.g. pincer grasp is usually around 6 months)

Guggie - posted on 06/07/2009

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Quoting Rosy:



Quoting Guggie:

Ladies this is just common sense regarding the physiology of the human body.

Human milk is the most densely caloric food in liquid form that a baby can eat. Formula is made to mimic this. A baby will get more calories/fat from human milk or formula than solid foods, pureed foods and baby cereal. It is physically impossible for a little baby with a tiny tummy to eat enough pureed food to equal the amount of calories in human milk and formula.

Supplementing with solids/cereal/oatmeal/puree makes no sense. It is less calories. You are not only forcing your child's gastrointestinal system to digest something it is unprepared to handle, you are forcing your child to eat fewer calories.

On top of that, the reason other foods should not be introduced has to do with the function of the digestive system. Babies intestines are not "closed' yet. Their goblet cells are not fully matured. This means the building blocks of food (proteins) go right through the endothelial walls into their bloodstream. The studies done on this have noted that on average, babies do not have functioning digestive systems until 6 months. And the 4-month figure is an outlier number included at the very end of the statistical range.
Introduce tastes of food when you see these signs:

-baby can sit up unassisted (not tripod)
-baby can take food into the mouth and the tongue doesn't push it out
-baby shows interest in the food, can reach for it with a pincer grasp and place it in the mouth
-baby can push up with straight arms while lying on the stomach
-baby is drooling, showing signs of teething or has teeth

Do not start with bland, nutritionless foods such as oatmeal, baby cereal etc. Babies do not rely on food for the 1st year. What they need is the experience. Let them taste new flavours, touch new textures and feel interesting foods in their mouth. You should not be concerned with feeding them an actual amount; the reason for introducing solids is developmental not nutritional.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn...

“Dr. David Ludwig of Children's Hospital Boston, a specialist in pediatric nutrition, says some studies suggest rice and other highly processed grain cereals actually could be among the worst foods for infants.
"These foods are in a certain sense no different from adding sugar to formula. They digest very rapidly in the body into sugar, raising blood sugar and insulin levels" and could contribute to later health problems, including obesity, he says.”





baby can sit up unassisted (not tripod): TICK
-baby can take food into the mouth and the tongue doesn't push it out:  TICK
-baby shows interest in the food, can reach for it with a pincer grasp and place it in the mouth  : TICK
-baby can push up with straight arms while lying on the stomach: TICK
-baby is drooling, showing signs of teething or has teeth :TICK






then in my opinion i think your baby is ready to try out some solid foods. it's not unheard of at all; someone has to be an outlier for there to be an average! my daughter was sitting unassisted and using the pincer grasp before 2 months. she started crawling by 4 months. and yes i let her taste table foods at her pace instead of waiting. the point is that i followed her signs and introduced easy to digest, fun, colorful and tasty foods.



i still recommend trying to stay away from the boxed cereal and "puff" type foods. babies are learning and growing so quickly, why not let them explore new foods? just steam some fresh veggies and mash them...sweet potatoes are a big fave. avacado is fun and has lots of good fat. fruits are great too.

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