When can i start giving my baby cereal?

Maggie - posted on 01/12/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is a little over 2 months old and eats every 4 hours 5-6 oz during each feeding and acts like he wants more.


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Jodi - posted on 01/12/2015




He probably does want more - more milk. Your baby is too young for anything other than breastmilk or formula. If he is hungry, this is where his nutrition should come from for the first 6 months of his life. Even after that, it should be the main source of nutrition until about 12 months old. It is important for his growth and development, that you wait until around 6 months before giving your baby solid foods (including cereal).

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/12/2015




Baby needs nothing more than formula or breast milk for the first year. At around 6 months (or so), you may start to introduce solids, but it's mainly as an introduction, not mainstream meal, and ONLY if LO is ready.

At this point, if he's acting like he's still hungry, feed him more. Yes, they should be fed on demand for a while yet.

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