Rice cereal 4 month old

Stephanie - posted on 03/04/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My babies dr said to put rice cereal in my son's bottles and I forgot to ask how often to give it to him anyone know?

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Jodi - posted on 03/04/2014

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Stephanie, you asked how often. I answered based on the situation for most babies. If you wanted answers specifically for a baby with reflux, then maybe you should have mentioned in your OP WHY your doctor recommended you feed your baby rice cereal.

Stephanie - posted on 03/04/2014

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The only reason I asked in here is because it's hard as hell to get a hold of my dr and where u live maybe it's different but my son had to be on rice cereal when he was 2 weeks because he was projectile vvomiting every time he ate and had a surgery at the age of 1 month old u can't spoon feed a 2 week old so that's how I know its ok I was directed by his pediatrician to do so unlike some moms on here I don't disobey my drs orders not saying u do but just seems like it cuz I said my dr straight up told me to do so

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2014

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Then why are you not calling your doc? You are asking a forum......This is what most docs say....no cereal in bottles....and where I live on the cereal box it gives instructions for feeding by spoon not by bottle. There are no instructions on the box for feeding by bottle. Maybe you need to talk to your doc.

Stephanie - posted on 03/04/2014

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If it's not meant for a bottle why does it say on the package to put however many tsps in the bottle? My son has had a few problems with his stomach so I think his dr knows what he's talking about I wasn't asking for criticism or what other moms drs said or moms personal opinion on rice cereal so if ur not here to answer my question please don't respond thank u

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2014

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Why did your doc say to put cereal in the bottle? Cereal should be given by spoon only. No cereal should be put in a bottle. When you are just starting to introduce cereal just feed once a day. At first most of the cereal will be all over and not in the mouth.....that is ok as cereal is not meant to be a nutritional value. ....it is more for learning how to eat by spoon and learn the new textures.

Jodi - posted on 03/04/2014

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Never.
You should never add rice cereal to his bottle.
If he is ready for rice cereal (6 months old is a guideline due to nutritional and health reasons), then he is ready to eat it off a spoon.

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