Adding Rice Cereal??

Arrielle - posted on 10/24/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My beautiful baby girl is drinking four ounce bottles like sips of water. She is a very healthy 3 month 6 day old little girl but I know she isn't satisfied. I've read on some other blogs that if she looks it me while I'm eating then that's a sign she's ready for cereal but is she really ready? Comments are appreciated

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Katherine - posted on 10/25/2013

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I personally would try increasing her milk first. Maybe try 5-6 oz at each feeding first? I was really paranoid about starting solids too early but I know a lot of people who started around this age and had no problems. If you can't increase her milk or don't feel like it's helping, it probably won't hurt her to try some cereal at this stage, especially if there aren't any allergies in your family. If you decide to try, just mix it with a lot of breastmilk or formula so it's very thin. You'll know as soon as you try whether she's ready or not - swallowing it vs gagging/spitting it all back out. Have you checked with your ped to see what he/she recommends?

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