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Can my 4-month-old start cereal?

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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Usually.: A baby is ready when he can hold his head up enough to eat from a spoon. Use a spoon to feed your baby cereal, not a bottle or infant feeder. Sitting up while eating helps your baby learn good eating habits. When you start cereal, start with rice cereal mixed with breast milk or formula. You may want to start with a thin mix of cereal and thicken it gradually.
Dr. Jawad Javed
Specializes in Neonatology
Feedings in infant : This is really dependent on the developmental progress of the infant. While many infants are ready to eat rice cereal by 4 months, some are not. A quick rule Of things is if the infant is able to suck on their toes, they are probably developmentally ready to start eating rice cereal.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Generally yes: Agree with Dr. B. A normally developing infant is generally ready for cereals by 4 months of age. The one exception may be family history of Celiac disease.

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What type of cereal do you feed a 4 month old baby?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
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Rice: Rice cereal is appropriate for a child that age.
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Should I read to my 4-month-old?

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Yes.: As your baby gets older, read to her every day. Choose books that are durable (cloth or board books). Pick books with bright colors and large simple pictures.

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