Cereal

Lindsay - posted on 09/30/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is almost 10 months old and I still breastfeed her. I plan to continue for a few more months at least, but I'm tired of pumping bm for her cereal. She eats cereal 2x a day. I know that bm is best, but at this age is there another solution that will be fine so that I can quit pumping altogether?

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Julie A - posted on 10/04/2013

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I just put the cereal in baby food twice daily. I use Gerber but you can purée your own baby food with one of those baby nutra bullets. My girl is 10 months also and she loves it. She loves the different fruit, sweet potatoes, peas. I also have a 2 year old who eats grits and/ or malt o meal every morning so I tried it with my 10 mo an she loved it. It's very nutritious . Good luck. They grow so fast:(

K - posted on 10/01/2013

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just buy a tin of formula for cereal only. use the formula milk to make the cereal.

Lori - posted on 09/30/2013

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I almost always mixed my babies cereal with just water. If I had some extra pumped milk then I'd use it. You can also mash in a banana or something if you want to add something to it!

Lindsay - posted on 09/30/2013

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Thanks Lori. I was referring to baby oatmeal and rice cereal. I use breastmilk to mix it, but am having to pump every morning just to get the bm to mix it with. Some mornings that's hard to do either because of time or supply. I just don't get as much pumping as I use to and don't want to waste time if I don't have to.

Lori - posted on 09/30/2013

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Are you talking about cereal like cheerios that you add milk to, or baby cereal like oatmeal or rice cereal? If it's the baby cereal, you can just use water. If you're talking about a bowl of cereal with milk, does she actually drink the milk, or just gets some while she's eating the cereal? I think if she's drinking the milk, you're better off sticking with breast milk. However if she's just getting a little bit with her bites of cereal you may be OK using whole cow milk (assuming no dairy intolerance or allergy). You can also use almond milk or coconut milk (again assuming no allergies).

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