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Does Rice Cereal Help Babies Sleep Through The Night
My 6 mo old is on formula/baby food. Should I put rice cereal in bottle before bed? Is it bad for teeth for him to wake up and eat at night?
Bad habits: A baby should be taught to eat waking up, and never when going to bed. Cereal in the bottle has never produced a proven benefit on university study. If you teach a baby to include eating as a bedtime ritual, expect 4X the number of sleep issues than those without. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 3 mold and I'm breastfeeding. Recently it seems like she isn't getting enough to eat. She is sitting with help. Can I start rice cereal?
Too soon: Human babies are designed to grow on human breast milk. It's too soon for any solids. All mammals, such as kittens, puppies, or babies, need to have milk to grow well in the first part of life. It is fine to supplement with baby formula if one does not have enough breast milk. If really really wanting to start cereal, at least wait until age 4 months. Can use formula to supplement until age 1 yr. ...Read more
My 8 week old baby has an acid reflux. Is it safe to add rice cereal to his formula and will it help?
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I introduced rice cereal to my baby last week. I've been giving her 1 tbs in the morning and before bedtime. When, how and how much shall i give now?
Follow baby: You can offer 1-2 tablespoons 2-3 times/day. It's not recommended to begin solids until baby shows signs of readiness (good head control, interested in your food, decreased tongue thrust). Do not force baby to finish either, follow her cues-if she leans back, doesn't open her mouth...Then she is probably done. ...Read more
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