Tania - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
I am reading too frequently horrible advice. We should not be offering our children anything but breastmilk (unless you choose to feed formula) until at LEAST 6 months. Both the WHO and AAP recommend waiting until then. And please, DO NOT put cereal in your child's bottle!! It will not make them sleep longer (if they do it is sheerly coincidental) and can be a choking hazard and cause allergies. Maybe your baby is doing fine like that, but someone else's child may not - and could die! It is also a fact that children who wake more frequently during the night have a lesser risk of SIDS. Be thankful your child IS waking up! This is part of being a parent.
Also, allergies can develop later in life to something they are exposed to now. So, all these babies who are given other foods early (before 6 months) and are thriving, may have issues later.