Is this an allergy to rice cereal

User - posted on 08/18/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I started my 15wk old son on rice cereal this week because he seems to be wanting more food. I have noticed that he has developed congestion in his nose could this be an allergy to the rice cereal? I wanted opinions because I was thinking of adding it to his bottles too because he tends to spit up everytime he drinks a bottle. He has been at 6oz now for about 6wks. If it is an allergic reaction should I try the oatmeal?

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Amy - posted on 08/18/2012

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Maybe he's going through a growth spurt. At 15 weeks you shouldn't be giving him any solids let alone putting them in his bottle. Give him more formula and wait a couple more months, maybe then he'll be ready for solids.

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User - posted on 08/18/2012

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So am I doing my math right isn't 16wks 4months?? He is taking the cereal fine I am not concerned about him taking it. I was only concerned as to if the moms thought he was having an allergic reaction to it. I know you know as well as I do we all KNOW our own babies and as his mother I have been right before about what to give him. I am not concerned that he isn't growing enough. My first son took the whole 8oz bottle by now. I am not about to add to his formula when he is spitting up still. I have heard several doctors reccommend putting rice cereal in the babies bottle when they tend to spit up. I would much rather try that than be put on any medicine for it.

User - posted on 08/18/2012

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He is my second and I think as his mom he is ready for some solids. He spits up already so I don't feel that I should be giving him more formula. He is already 13.5lbs he is big for his age and I am almost confident that he is ready. I was asking about if moms thought it could be an allergy not if I should be giving it to him yet. Thanks

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