is it ok to feed my baby with cereal rice at the age of 2 mths?
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HANNAH - posted on 02/23/2012
I am sarting to think that this a subject theres no real answer to . My dr. told me that i should start my son t two months i didnt take his advice . I dont think it will hurt him they wouldnt make food for babies if they couldnt eat it lol!!! i will now saty far away from this subject u mommies get to crazy .You should look at the responses on my post lol . They are very infomative and there opions all have valid points. It got a little cray tho. All i can say is trial and error if u do it and he loves it why not , if he hates it wait . GOOD LUCK !!!!
Jessica - posted on 05/05/2010
ASK your doctor! My son was born with Gastroschisis which means he can/could have a harder time digesting things. And he wasn't sleeping much at night his doctor told me to try rice cereal in his bottle but only a little bit not too much.. But I stuck it out and waited till he was about 4 half months almost 5 months old... He didn't encourage me to feed him rice cereal off a spoon till he was AT LEAST 4 months, he told me to give it a TRY, and if it wasn't successful not to push it. I hope my advices help a little bit..
Eva - posted on 05/05/2010
babies are ready for the rice cereal when they are 6 months because their digestive system is still very delicate. I know some moms do this in hopes of having their baby sleep longer but it is not a good idea to feed them that until they are 6 months.
Meghan - posted on 05/05/2010
My son has a milk protein allergy and got put on simililac alimentum at 2 weeks old. at 3 weeks old he was eating 6 oz every 2.5 hrs so i called the doc and he let me but rice cereal in his bottle 1 tsp per oz. My boy is a biiiiig eater and healthy as can be but i never give him or increase the amount until i speak with my doctor. i think we might have to start feeding him baby food in the next week. He's 14 lbs and 10 oz and will b 3 mnths on may 8th. id say if u think he/she isnt gettin satisfied talk to your doc.
Allie - posted on 05/05/2010
OK well my baby girl was not sleeping or gaining any wight so i stared giving her rice cereal around 4 weeks just a little bit in a bottle wont hurt the baby it will help them sleep and gain wight the doc said it was fine!
Sarah - posted on 05/05/2010
at 2 months I gave my daughter the rice cereal in her bottles and it solved a lot of her hunger issues because all she wanted to do was eat and feeding her by her demand was making her even fussier, so as soon as I switched it to cereal bottles she was happy :) and judging by her stools she had no problems digesting the cereal in her bottle. Good luck to you and yours. Rememeber you are her mother and in the end you decide what is best for your baby :)
Amber - posted on 05/04/2010
My pregnancy outreach worker that I love and trust told me that if you offer solids to soon it eats tiny holes in their stomach lining and it can get inflamed causing food allergies, I would strongly suggest to wait until 6 months but if your baby has that need for extra food wait until atleast 4 months!
But definately talk to your doctor about it.
Oh and when you do decide to introduce solids give the same solids for 3 days in a row instead of different kinds of food in case your baby does have an allergic reaction you will know what caused it :)
Jenee - posted on 05/04/2010
No it is best to wait. Babies at this age do not have the enzymes to digest food properly. Introducing solids early can also cause food allergies. Make them more common. Its best to wait. My son was not ready for solids till he was almost 7 months old.
Lacy - posted on 05/04/2010
I started giving my son cereal in his bottle at 3 months. I was really nervous about it because everyone said I should wait. I am still soooo thankful that I didn't. Not only did it help him cry less since he was always hungry it also helped him sleep through the night and helped with his constipation. He was gassy and irritable and as soon as I started with the cereal in his bottle he became a different baby. No more fussy crying and way less gas. With my next one I am not going to even hesitate if they show the same problems as my son. By the way the cereal I use is Heinz stage 1 rice cereal. He never had a problem with it.
Ali - posted on 05/04/2010
It depends on the baby and the situation, really. My pediatrician recommended we give my 6 week old daughter a little bit of cereal because she was always, always hungry. When she was first born, she was in the hospital for 3 weeks and the nurses there told us that some babies that can't keep formula down will get rice cereal mixed in with it. However, if your baby is taking formula normally, then it's not a good idea until he/she is 4-6 months old.
Estell - posted on 05/02/2010
it depends on the baby cuz nothin happen to my baby... so if u want to try the baby on it then u can u never kno what they can handle and what they cant until u try.... but my son is doin good on it and i think i did the best for him... so i think u should do what u think is good for ur child...
Louise - posted on 05/01/2010
The recommended age is 6 months but is widely acceptable at 4 months. At 2 months though I don't think it should be introduced without medical advice. I started my son on cereal at 5 months and he wasn't able to eat it. I didn't use rice cereal as it can bloat them and cause wind. I used another baby cereal gluten free. After 2 spoons I realised he wasn't ready so I stopped but that was enough to have him up screaming all night in agony and his stomach was rock hard with cramps.
Can I just say as well that the only thing that should be given in a bottle is milk. Cereal should always be offered from a spoon and even juice/water is recommended to be given only from a sippy and not a bottle.
Jayme - posted on 05/01/2010
try it first in the time shes playful the most thaats way u can see if it hurts her just also give her some water befor it like 2 onces r her bowls might get to hard an after 3-4 days of going good than change it to whatever time u want an if it dont work wait intill next month i started in the bottle a teaspoon for every 4 onces with a few sips of water first
Brandy - posted on 01/21/2010
my doctor recommended to me when my kid was 6 weeks cause she was spitting up alot to give a tbsp. of cereal in her bottle , and my daughter that is now 2 I started giving her cereal by spoon when she was 2 months and she pooped like 5 times a day and never had stomach problems but I think that you are the mother and when you think that your baby acts like they are ready it is up to you and I would give it to them and then see how they do for the rest of the day and week if they act like they are hurting but some babies develop faster than others and your baby is not going to learn how to use their tongue for solids if you dont help them by teaching let them practice .....but all when you think the baby is ready and I would even talk to your dr. and tell them why you think your baby is ready.
Sheree - posted on 01/21/2010
Thank you tessa for saying about never putting any kind of food into a bottle, that is the first big no. You should only ever put formula/breastmilk into a bottle. Even water should be consumed from a sippy cup so they soon realise milk is the only thing in a bottle and it will be easier to wean later on, and secondly your baby isnt ready for solids at 2 months, they cant sit, may possibly hold their head up but not to the level of being about to eat properly. hope that helps
Anna - posted on 01/21/2010
my daughter was very hungry at 6wks so my mum suggested putting 1-2 teaspoons of baby rice in a bottle of milk and making the hole in the teat a bit bigger. it worked wonders! i did that with everyother bottle. she wasnt affected in a bad way and from then on her last feed at 9pm took her through to 6am the next day. my health visitor was against it but because she was crying all the time and was consuming upto 10oz per feed (which i didnt think was possible!) and she was bringing up the milk afterwards, i tried it anyway. do consult your health visitor though because every baby is different and what works for me may not necessarily work for you.
Dawn - posted on 01/12/2010
i fed my son rice cereal at 2 months. as long as you make it the consistency of cream of wheat it should be ok. start with just a teaspoon of rice cereal and add breast milk or formula until it is the right consistency. just use a spoon.
Sara - posted on 01/12/2010
My son has very bad reflux and the doctor started him on rice cereal at 2 months. I put 1 tbsp per 4 oz in his bottle at every feeding to thicken it and help it stay down. Check with your doctor and see what they say since every child is different. My son is now 8 months and is doing wonderful. He still has the reflux a tad but solids have definitely helped. We switched to spoon feeding the cereal and such at 4 months.
Tessa - posted on 01/12/2010
Never put cereal rice in a bottle. If a baby eats cereal, it needs to be eaten off of a spoon!!! If they can't eat it off a spoon, that means they are NOT ready for solids. BABY will know when he's ready - and in order to be ready he has to show signs that he's ready and willing to eat off of a spoon at LEAST, if not already picking food up, putting it in his mouth, and chewing. It is harmful to their little tummies if you introduce solids before the immature gut wall can properly digest it.
Rebecca - posted on 01/12/2010
No it is not. The stomach on a baby at this age has not yet developed and if introduced baby food now could lead to problems in the future. Also if you get any skin problems like excezma then it will happen to your baby. You should not introduce this till at least 16 weeks old
Karen - posted on 01/11/2010
at 2 months, a babys digestive system isn't developed enough to take any nutrients from the food, all you'll do is fill his tummy, this is not a good thing if he's not getting anything from it. i hope this helps. :)
Jalisa - posted on 01/11/2010
you can try it and if the baby doesnt do good with it then stop... but you can try just because a doctor says not to doesnt mean its wrong.... they give their opinion which can be wrong ... just alway all kids born before 95 got cereal in their bottle and their all just fine!
KAYLA - posted on 01/11/2010
ITS OKAY SO MY DOCTOR SAYS. IF U DO I WOULD PUT IT IN THE BOTTLE LIKE BEFORE BED. IF U SPOON FEED MAKE IT VERY CREAMY AND TRY NOTTO MAKE IT TOO MUCH OF A HABIT TIL HES A TINY BIT OLDER BUT THE SOONER U INTRODUCE CEREAL AND "THE SPOON" THE EASIER AND A LIL BIT CLEANER LOL IT WILL BE TO INTORDUCE BABY FOODS LATER ON.
Elizabeth - posted on 01/11/2010
if you are bottle feeding your child it is ok to put a little bit of cereal in there bottle before bedtime, that helps them sleep better during the night I wouldn't put cereal in all of your babies bottles because that is to much for the babies stomach to handle
Paula - posted on 01/10/2010
i fed my son rice cereal at 2 months. as long as you make it the consistency of cream of wheat it should be ok. start with just a teaspoon of rice cereal and add breast milk or formula until it is the right consistency. if you have a cereal bottle you can put it in there and he can eat it from that. or just use a spoon.
*Fluffy Bunnies - posted on 01/10/2010
Agreed. You need to look at signs of readiness before introducing solids (6 months old, able to sit unsupported, lost tongue-thrust reflex...) Their stomach's aren't ready to digest solids at 2 months. Always talk to your pediatrician before making changes to your baby's diet. Reasons to delay solids: