Feeding my 3 month old

Lacy - posted on 09/06/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is almost 3 months old and he doesn't like any kind of cereal in his bottle. Is it ok to start feeding him jar vegetables?


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Jodi - posted on 09/06/2015




Your 3 month old should ONLY be drinking breastmilk or formula. No cereal, no veggies, no anything else until 6 months.

Sue - posted on 09/06/2015




First off, why are you putting cereal in his bottle? Unless you have been specifically told to do this by a doctor there is no need and it can be harmful to your baby. Secondly, at three months your child is too young for food. He'll get all he needs from the formula. His digestive system is not developed enough to handle food. When his pediatrician says it's ok to start him on food (usually between 4 and 6 months) you want to give it to him on a spoon and start slow. His main form of nutrition will continue to be the formula until he is closer to a year old. If you give him too much food he'll fill up on that and not get enough formula. Be sure to check with his doctor before changing anything in his diet.

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