Does rice cereal help babies sleep through the night?
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Pediatrics 29 years experience
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: It is believed that adding rice cereal to the bedtime feeding makes a baby feel fuller for a longer time. So, a baby sleeps better at night. It is ok to add some rice cereal this way, if the baby is over 4 months old and still not sleeping for at least 6 hours at night. Parents must first be sure they are not interacting with the baby at night and inadvertently encouraging the baby to wake up!
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Last updated Jul 10, 2017
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