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Rice allergy with infant? Is that ok since whiteout says rice cereal is bad anyway?

Rice allergy with infant? Is that ok since whiteout says rice cereal is bad anyway?

RICE ALLERGY?: Among the cereals when first intruducing solid foods, rice cereal is the safest. Mothers are advised to give cereals one by one to avoid allergy especially to wheat. During diarrhea, we give rice cereal to the diet. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Can I give my 5month old rice cereal like baby food to help stop her diarrhea? Her diarrhea is dark green and liquidy. She has Fifths Disease. No feve

Can I give my 5month old rice cereal like baby food to help stop her diarrhea? Her diarrhea is dark green and liquidy. She has Fifths Disease. No feve

Probably won't: Yes you can give her rice cereal but it won't stop her diarrhea, the disease is viral and will run its course unfortunately. Give her plenty of fluids and rest, wish her a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby rice cereal?

Should I feed my baby rice cereal?

No: Yes, if the doctor recommended adding rice cereal to breastmilk or formula as a thickener to decrease reflux/spitting symptoms. Otherwise, babies under 4 months of age do not eat baby food. They only drink breastmilk and/or formula. Baby food is started at 6 months. Some parents try giving rice cereal at 4-5 months, but that usually is not necessary. It's best to wait until 6 months. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start feeding your baby rice cereal at 15 weeks?

Is it safe to start feeding your baby rice cereal at 15 weeks?

Safe by why start: Breast milk or formula provide balanced nutrition for infants for the first year of life. Supplements do not improve infant nutrition.50 years ago they were introduced early because people made a crude & incomplete formula from evaporated milk (great for calf's not kids).Today we use solids to introduce texture & a new feeding skill. Six months is the recommended age. ...Read more

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Can I mix rice cereal and forumla & feed it to my 4 month old baby?

Can I mix rice cereal and forumla & feed it to my 4 month old baby?

Rice cereal: The purists will tell you to wait until your child is six months old. However, if he weighs 13-16 pounds you can give him cereal especially if he's hungry. ...Read more

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What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy

What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy

Breast fed baby: Your babys " constipation" may not be related to the rice cereal at all. Breast fed babies can go a whole week without having a stool and are not considered constipated. ...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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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

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Lincoln is just about 5 months old, we're starting to feed him rice cereal in addition to his formula. When he's six months, how do we know how much s?

Lincoln is just about 5 months old, we're starting to feed him rice cereal in addition to his formula. When he's six months, how do we know how much s?

Not set plan: In the first year most infants get the majority of their calories from breast milk or formula. When adding solid food the most important role is a good experience with food, learning to move a bolus of food and swallow and determine any allergies. Always give one food at a time for at least 3-5 days then continue to build. Start with once or twice a day and move up as your baby desires. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of baby oatmeal vs. Rice cereal as baby's very first solid food?

What are the pros and cons of baby oatmeal vs. Rice cereal as baby's very first solid food?

Your choice: There is a lot of back and forth on the internet about which is better. I personally don't think it is a huge difference. I DO think rice cereal is more constipating than single grain oatmeal. ...Read more

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Baby 5 1/2m starting rice cereal likes, but sneezing some back out. Does have acid refuluxe.?

Baby 5 1/2m starting rice cereal likes, but sneezing some back out. Does have acid refuluxe.?

Probably not.: Usually reflux in infancy is worse with liquids, not solids, so if your baby hasn't been spitting up breast milk or formula, reflux is less likely as a cause. I agree with dr. Cunnar's answer; if it continues, see your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true abt arsenic in brown and white rice cereal? I've been feeding my 7mo cereal at three meals daily, because he loves it.

Is it true abt arsenic in brown and white rice cereal? I've been feeding my 7mo cereal at three meals daily, because he loves it.

Arsenic in Rice: Yes, arsenic is a compound found in the soil and water and therefore will be found in rice products. It is recommended that you provide your baby with a well balanced diet that includes a variety of grains. For more information about what the FDA has found and recommendations follow this link: http://www. Fda. Gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/ucm319870.htm ...Read more

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Is there any healthier alternatives to rice cereal for my baby?

Is there any healthier alternatives to rice cereal for my baby?

Yes: Solids are started at 4 months old. Your baby can have other alternatives like oatmeal, barley, vegetables and fruits- first stage 4-6 months old. Try one kind of food for 4-7 days in case of allergic reactions.2nd stage from 6-9months old. ...Read more

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Which is more nutritious for my baby: BeechNut or Earth's Best rice cereal?

Which is more nutritious for my baby: BeechNut or Earth's Best rice cereal?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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I have a 1 month old baby I was wondering when I can give him rice cereal in a bottle?

I have a 1 month old baby I was wondering when I can give him rice cereal in a bottle?

Why: The nutrition in formulas is superior to that of cereal. The added material does not improve nutrition & to counter common myth, it doesn't make them sleep better. When you start cereal it should be with a spoon in paste form to teach a new method of feeding. The one exception to this is thickening formulas to help with reflux.Formula powder is preferable to cereal but some use it. ...Read more

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My baby is 14 weeks old and is not being satisfied with her milk can I start rice cereal yet.?

My baby is 14 weeks old and is not being satisfied with her milk can I start rice cereal yet.?

First of all: I want to make sure, the formula is prepared correctly.1:2/3 scoops :6 ozs of water. Most babies are fussy, crying, not satisfied, always hungry, wanting to be held per the parents cus the formulas were too dilute! Wouldn't you be when you are literally fed water and surprised that your baby is not gaining weight despite taking 6-8 ounces of milk! Yes, you may add rice cereals which may or may not help. ...Read more

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My 8 mnth old gags and vomits up anything that I try to feed him besides breastmilk or rice cereal. Should I be worried? Any suggestions?

My 8 mnth old gags and vomits up anything that I try to feed him besides breastmilk or rice cereal. Should I be worried? Any suggestions?

Not yet: Some children are slower than others learning to swallow solids. Breast milk changes flavor with whatever u eat. Baby food may seem bland thus the rejection. See your Pediatrician to assess for other issues especially if concerns over weight gain. ...Read more

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6mth old screams while being feed rice cereal most of the time. Or spits it all up hours later.?

6mth old screams while being feed rice cereal most of the time. Or spits it all up hours later.?

Rice reaction...: I have several patients in my practice that the only food they had problems digesting was baby rice cereal...you can try baby oatmeal or barley and skip the rice... ...Read more

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When can I put rice cereal in baby's formula?

When can I put rice cereal in baby's formula?

Rice cereal: My recommendation for rice cereal is when your baby can sit upright and try to eat from a spoon. Don't put it in the bottle. In practice, this ends up closer to six months, but you can introduce it sooner. Let the baby decide. ...Read more

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When do you recommend adding rice cereal to baby formula?

When do you recommend adding rice cereal to baby formula?

Never: Formula is balanced nutrition & adding cereals to the bottle does not make kids grow better or sleep better. About 6 mo the kid is able to sit up & participate in a feeding, & cereals can be a good first food to teach baby how to manipulate solids with their tongue. This prepares baby for table foods. Early infant feeds were common in the 50's & 60's when moms made their own formula. It is outdated. ...Read more

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Is it bad to feed your 5 month old rice cereal while laying down?

Is it bad to feed your 5 month old rice cereal while laying down?

Yes: Babies start life designed to be satisfied with just the right number of calories - as long as they control the pace of eating and they are not tricked by empty calories or junk food. Better for babies to sit when eating solids and to skip processed white flour cereals altogether. See more at www. Drgreene. Com/colorin and www. Drgreene. Com/whiteout. Bon appetit! ...Read more

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I am starting my 4 month old on rice cereal do I put it in a bottle or spoon feed him?  he is formula feed.

I am starting my 4 month old on rice cereal do I put it in a bottle or spoon feed him?  he is formula feed.

Spoon: I spoon feed to teach the baby how to do it for the future. Some babies have the coordination to do so, some do not. But it does not hurt. ...Read more

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Green mucuosy specks on a 3 month old that has been feeding rice cereal exclusively because of intolerance to all formulas. Is it normal?

Green mucuosy specks on a 3 month old that has been feeding rice cereal exclusively because of intolerance to all formulas. Is it normal?

No, rice cereal does: Not provide the necessary nutrients for a 3 month old to be able to grow & develop normally. Your baby needs to be evaluated & treated by the pediatric specialists in gastroenterology (disorders of the stomach & intestines) & nutrition at the Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral right there in Santo Domingo. I believe Dr. Milena Cabrera Maldonado heads the unit. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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My 2 month old has GERD pediatrican suggested rice cereal in feedings, how safe is this?

My 2 month old has GERD pediatrican suggested rice cereal in feedings, how safe is this?

GERD & cereal: GERD is one of the FEW medical indications for starting cereal prior to the age of 4-6 months, and the ONLY reason to put food in a bottle. It is thought that the increased density of the formula will assist gravity in keeping the stomach contents from regurgitating. This step should ONLY be taken under direction of your baby's doctor/GI specialist. ...Read more

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If I am unable to "keep up" with breastfeeding my baby, should I supplement with rice cereal?

If I am unable to "keep up" with breastfeeding my baby, should I supplement with rice cereal?

This depends on: How old your baby is. Rice cereal is generally started at 4-6 months, so if your baby is younger than that, you can supplement with formula, as opposed to cereal. Please also discuss this with his/her pediatrician; they may also be able to give you some hints on how to increase your breast milk supply. ...Read more

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Can I give my baby oatmeal cereal instead of rice cereal when she's 4 month old? I read rice cereal contains arsenic and it can harm my baby.

Can I give my baby oatmeal cereal instead of rice cereal when she's 4 month old? I read rice cereal contains arsenic and it can harm my baby.

Start at 6 months: Start solids at 6 months of age. Rice cereal contains arsenic. Wise to use fortified oatmeal instead of rice cereal. More about arsenic and rice cereal. Http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/blog/fda-warns-parents-about-arsenic-in-rice-cereal-201604059473 More about why rice cereal is not a good first food. Https://www. Drgreene. Com/whiteout-faq/ ...Read more

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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?

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

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My baby 4 month old had allergy reaction. We tried to give him for the first time rice cereal and he had in all body red little spots. What can it be?

My baby 4 month old had allergy reaction. We tried to give him for the first time rice cereal and he had in all body red little spots. What can it be?

Allergy/viral rash: Very rare to develop allergic reaction to rice cereal. If your baby was suffering with cold/was sick with fever, the rash could be due to viral infection. If he was completely normal prior to starting rice cereal and developed rash immediately then he may be allergic to rice cereal. Please talk to your doctor before you start introducing new foods. You may also wait to introduce food at 6 mnts age ...Read more

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My son (6mo) has violently thrown up rice cereal 3 times. He is breast fed only. I have heard of fpies. Is this really rare? How concerning is this?

My son (6mo) has violently thrown up rice cereal 3 times. He is breast fed only. I have heard of fpies. Is this really rare? How concerning is this?

Stop the rice: If your child is only throwing up the rice, maybe just putting solids on hold for a while will help, granted he is otherwise healthy and thriving.
If he is also throwing up breat milk and other fluids you need to take him in to be evaluated. ...Read more

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At what age can you start adding rice cereal to a baby's bottle at night?

At what age can you start adding rice cereal to a baby's bottle at night?

Don't need to: No need to add rice to baby's bottle unless it is for a medical reason like reflux. Starting baby foods, that is feeding rice cereal watered down with breast milk or formula and feeding it with a spoon can begin at 4 to 6mo of age. ...Read more

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At what month will it be ok to introduce a baby to rice cereal with breast milk?

At what month will it be ok to introduce a baby to rice cereal with breast milk?

Baby food: The general consensus is around 6 months. I have some moms that have started a little earlier than that but not by much (right at 5 months). ...Read more

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