rice cereal?

Brittney - posted on 01/31/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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at what age is it appropriate to feed your baby single grain rice cereal?

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Amanda - posted on 01/31/2010

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I was pretty much told the same thing. My son was in for his fourth month visit Friday, and the doc said I could start, but she also said the more I can hold out until he's six months, the less likely he is to be obese. We are worried about that for our son.

Dawn - posted on 01/31/2010

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My doctor told me between 4 and 6 months is fine. I started my son at 4 months old. He wasn't to hip to the spoon at first but a few days into it, he liked it. My doctor also said that I should not feed cereal using a bottle because it is hard to get the right amount of food for baby.

Tara - posted on 01/31/2010

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my baby is 13 weeks and we introduced him to cereal a few days ago. the milk didn't seem to be filling him up he would drink so much he would start spitting it back up so we started him on cereal to help fill his belly. as for my daughter she was 4 months when i started her on cereal, if you don't feel that your baby needs cereal right now and the milk seems to be doing fine i would wait till at least 4 months before you introduce it.

Victoria - posted on 01/31/2010

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I started my son on a little cereal at 2 1/2 months old. I use a little in his daytime bottles and a little more for his last bottle before he goes to bed. It helps to hold him a little longer between eating and it helps him not to drink so much milk at a time. He would be so hungry he would drink to much and his little belly would get so full and round. The pediatrician also said it would be okay for him to have a little in his bottle to stop him from throwing up after he eats. I won't be starting him on full amount of cearel until he is atleast 4 months old.

Darnisha - posted on 01/31/2010

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mines is 3 months about to be four he has been eating rice cereal and oatmeal cereal since he was one...he has a big appetite..lol...but he is fine it helps him sleep thruthe the night and he gained wieght....he was full term but 5lbs 14oz. so itty bitty but know he is 13lbs. 11oz. since and getting bigger...so i think if there stomach can take it then i think you should give it to your baby

Katherine - posted on 01/31/2010

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Good advice so far- between 4-6 months as long as baby's neck is strong, and definitely no cereal in bottles!

Erica - posted on 01/31/2010

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My doctor says anytime between 4-6 months but only once the baby can sit up in a bumbo or high chair without their head wobbling. My girls are 5 months old today and we're introducing rice cereal next weekend. :)

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