A 29-year-old female asked:
Is it true that you are now never supposed to add cereal to babies bottles because it could lead to childhood obesity.?
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Family Medicine 14 years experience
True: Adding cereal does not necessarily make babies sleep better. It's a source of high sugar Hugh calories that babies don't need. At 4 to 6 months talk to your doctor about feeding baby. Continue mommy's milk or formula until 1. Mommy's milk for longer if possible.
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Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Avoid overfeeding: Overfeeding can lead to excessive weight gain. There is a correlation between rapid early weight gain and childhood obesity. Baby cereal has iron and provides additional nutrients and is usually started at around the age of 4 months.
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Last updated Jul 23, 2017
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