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Doctor insights on: Gerber Rice Cereal Ingredients

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Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Cannot endorse: We are not able to specifically endorse one brand over another. That being said, most mainstream products are similar. Organic products are likely superior in quality and nutritional value ...Read more

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I started my newborn on single grain Gerber rice cereal 1x a day for 2 days now. She usually poops everyday once a day and she hasnt yet. What to do?

I started my newborn on single grain Gerber rice cereal 1x a day for 2 days now. She usually poops everyday once a day and she hasnt yet. What to do?

Plugged up: I use cereals to plug up a kid naturally after they develop diarrhea. Infants don't need cereals until 6 months, so I'm curious why a newborn would get them.That was the method 50 years ago but not today.Any time you alter babies diet it can effect their stool pattern. ...Read more

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Rice cereal to help reflux at 9 weeks?

Rice cereal to help reflux at 9 weeks?

Not recommended: Although everyone knows someone who did this and the child turned out just fine, it really isn't recommended. As long as your child is growing well and developing normally, they should grow out of this...Eventually. Burping well and sitting up (car seat) for a while after eating can both help. Antireflux formulas and adding rice cereal really don't do a lot to help. ...Read more

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Does my baby need rice cereal or water?

Does my baby need rice cereal or water?

Probably not: You do not mention the age of the infant, but no infant under the age of 4 months needs cereal, and water only serves to dilute the calories they are taking in. The only reason to feed the infant water is if they are vomiting, and you cannot get them to drink formula, pedialyte, or gatorade, in that order. ...Read more

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What is the deal with white rice cereal?

What is the deal with white rice cereal?

There is no deal...: It is rather a safe baby food! it is just that the rice cereal is easy to mix with milk, or can be eaten by itself with decent taste, and most babies tend to do well with it...It does not cause much problem at all and I have never seen or know of any baby being allergic to rice cereal...Otherwise, i don't know of any other deal with rice cereal...Any problem/concern, consult doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i give rice cereal to my 3.5 months old baby?

Can i give rice cereal to my 3.5 months old baby?

Yes,but: It does not improve babies nutrition, sleep or any other issue your friends may be promoting.Waiting until the kid can sit helps avoid problems &allows them to better participate in the process & begins the transition to eating at a table, not in your arms. ...Read more

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Can i give a 1 month old rice cereal in his formula?

Can i give a 1 month old rice cereal in his formula?

Why ??: Such additives do not improve the babies nutrition. Occasionally a doc will recommend this to help with reflux , but beyond this i don't recommend it.. The introduction of cereals and other solids should wait until infants tongue thrust fades and they sit around 6 mo. When offered it should be on a spoon as a paste.That helps teach baby a new feeding method as they get old enough to enjoy it. ...Read more

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How early should I start giving my baby rice cereal?

How early should I start giving my baby rice cereal?

Cereal introduction: It is generally recommended that 4 month olds be started on one to two tablespoons of wet plain rice cereal once or twice a day with a spoon. Once you are sure that constipation is not developing, the amount and frequency of these meals can be gradually increased. ...Read more