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6mth old is eating one jar of food and one serving of cereal. How much formula can he have in a day? Is 32oz too much on top of the food?

6mth old is eating one jar of food and one serving of cereal. How much formula can he have in a day? Is 32oz too much on top of the food?

How much formula: That is probably too much for a one year old. She can have three meals of solids and about 24 ounces of formula but could help more if had knowledge of her growth. Discuss this at her six month check up when her growth curve can be examined. ...Read more

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What should my 18 week old be eating now? And how much? They are twins, and have been eating rice cereal since 12 weeks

What should my 18 week old be eating now? And how much? They are twins, and have been eating rice cereal since 12 weeks

Breastmilk: 18 week old human babies are designed for just breast milk. Actually, all young baby mammals are designed for their mothers' milk. Baby formula is fine for human babies, and there is no need to count ounces unless a baby is not well. Rice cereal is used before the age of 4-6 months only if approved by the doctor for some reason. Usually, there is no need for anything solid before age 4-6 months. ...Read more

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My 7 mth old daughter has been eating oat, rice & wheat cereal and I have noticed her poop to be dark greenish to black in color. Is that alright? Thk

My 7 mth old daughter has been eating oat, rice & wheat cereal and I have noticed her poop to be dark greenish to black in color. Is that alright? Thk

Normal: The color of your daughters stool may change depending on what she's eating. Foods rich is certain nutrients such as iron may alter color. If her stool is sticky, mucus containing, contains any amount of blood or is very hard you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can my 4-month-old start cereal?

Can my 4-month-old start cereal?

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. ...Read more

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Can I give a 2month old cereal in his bottle?

Can I give a 2month old cereal in his bottle?

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea for a 2 month old baby
discuss with your pediatrician. Usually we do not introduce solids including rice cereals till 6 months of age and sometime before that but not at 2 months and not in a bottle. ...Read more

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Can I start my 18 week old infant on cereal already?

Can I start my 18 week old infant on cereal already?

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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What kind of cereals can 14 month old child can eat?

What kind of cereals can 14 month old child can eat?

Most: Simple cereals such as cherrios are a good source of nutrition. Avoid cereals high in sugar content. Depending on her dentition you might want to avoid cereals that have particles and are hard to chew. Special K with strawberries is another fun cereal that Toddlers enjoy. ...Read more

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Can I give multi-grain cereals to my 9month old son?

Can I give multi-grain cereals to my 9month old son?

Yes: Your 9month old baby can take multigrain cereal in a small quantity, see it is well mixed in water and thin in consistency. ...Read more

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Can I give a 2month old a pinch of cereal in his bottle?

Can I give a 2month old a pinch of cereal in his bottle?

Not advised: Giving solids too early interferes with absorption of nutrients from formula or breast milk, especially iron. It can also backfire if you were hoping to "tide" baby over and fill his tummy longer: too early solids can cause gut upset ; wake him sooner. An old wive's tale that has been proven false. ...Read more

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Can I put cereal in formula, and how much cereal for a 5 month old?

Can I put cereal in formula, and how much cereal for a 5 month old?

Why?????: Cereal does not improve the nutrition value of formula & many studies show it has no consistent effect on sleep. If you feel its time for cereal, then its time to make up a paste, get out a spoon & use it to teach baby a new method of feeding. ...Read more

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How often should I feed my 6month old baby with cereals? Is it once? Or twice a day?

How often should I feed my 6month old baby with cereals? Is it once? Or twice a day?

Once a day at first: If this is the beginning of solid food introduction for your infant, you may try once a day until he becomes accustom to eating from a spoon. Then gradually add cereal to twice a day when you feel like he is ready. ...Read more

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How often should I feed my 9month old with cereal? Is it once, twice, or thrice a day? Would once a day be fine?

How often should I feed my 9month old with cereal? Is it once, twice, or thrice a day? Would once a day be fine?

No rules: Solids under a year of age are meant to train baby in a new method of feeding, not replace breast or formula.If you can comfortably pace baby in a 3x/day meal pattern & do it without rushing the process, that is fine. Once a day is also fine. Cereals have a tendency to slow stooling & may produce constipation in any quantity. ...Read more

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How can I introduce cereal to my 4 month old? She won't take it in a bottle and fights a spoon. I don't know if its the taste or the texture.

How can I introduce cereal to my 4 month old? She won't take it in a bottle and fights a spoon. I don't know if its the taste or the texture.

Keep offering: Babies are used to getting milk form the bottle or breast so using spoons and foods with different taste and texture are not the usual for the baby. Keep trying with the spoon, eventually they will figure it out. Be patient the solids are not the primary nutrition when we first start solids. ...Read more

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How many times in a day&what's the best time will I feed oatmeal cereal to my 6mos old baby? When can I start other foods after a month of cereal?

How many times in a day&what's the best time will I feed oatmeal cereal to my 6mos old baby? When can I start other foods after a month of cereal?

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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Can I give cereal to my 3.5 month old baby?

Can I give cereal to my 3.5 month 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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5wk old baby. When can I start putting cereal in his milk?

5wk old baby. When can I start putting cereal in his milk?

At 4-6 mos: Cereal is generally introduced to infant at 4-6 months of age. Cereal can be added to formula at earlier age if infant has a significant gastroesophageal reflux. ...Read more

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How much cereal does a 5 months old baby have to eat a day?

How much cereal does a 5 months old baby have to eat a day?

None: A baby may start solid foods at age 6 months. There is usually no need to start sooner, but if parents want to try baby cereal sooner, it would be just for fun... meaning 0.5 ounce to 1 ounce, 1-3 times a day. Breastmilk (or formula) provides all the nutrition a baby needs, as he starts on solids, because he eats just a little bit of solids at first. ...Read more

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Is a pinch of rice cereal ok to put in my 3 week olds formula?

Is a pinch of rice cereal ok to put in my 3 week olds formula?

Not unless doc says: Putting rice cereal in infant's formula is not a good idea. If you are just trying to satisfy for a longer interval between feeds because they want to eat so often, it's a really bad idea. They are signaling to you they need more formula and calories, not filling them up with their systems are not designed to handle. If they are refluxing baby, doc may suggest it, but only under close supervision. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my 19 week old oatmeal cereal twice a day?

When can I start giving my 19 week old oatmeal cereal twice a day?

Call your doctor: Offering advice about small children requires knowledge specific yo you and your child. The doctor's office should be able to help. If you don't have a doctor, go to the Public Health Department. ...Read more

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What type of cereal should I start my 6 month old on as her first solid?

What type of cereal should I start my 6 month old on as her first solid?

First cereal: This would depend on the consistency of her stools. Any of the single grain cereals (oatmeal, rice or barley) are ok. If her stools are on the looser side than rice, if on the harder side than oatmeal. Thanks for consulting Healthtap. :) ...Read more

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Is it safe to add cereal to your baby's bottle when they are 4 months old?

Is it safe to add cereal to your baby's bottle when they are 4 months old?

Yes but why?: If the kid has reflux we do it all the time, since thicker feeds stay down better. If it's to start cereal, it should be done on a spoon and as a texture thing. Adding solids is a training exercise and not really necessary that young. If you want to train baby to eat at the table you don't use a bottle. It has never been shown to make babies sleep better/longer. ...Read more

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I had about 7 bites of cereal with month and a half old skim milk. Will I get sick?

I had about 7 bites of cereal with month and a half old skim milk. Will I get sick?

Probably not: If the milk was not obviously spoiled to your taste, there is a decent chance that you will not get sick from it. If you get diarrhea, be sure to drink plenty of fluids. Contact your doctor if any symptoms persist longer than a few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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For a 3 month old with silent reflux, when is best time of the day to give cereal? Before each feed of around supper time?

For a 3 month old with silent reflux, when is best time of the day to give cereal? Before each feed of around supper time?

I don't recommend: I don't usually recommend cereal feedings for babies under 4-5 months, per aap guidelines. The best way to treat reflux is to keep a baby upright for 15-20 minutes after feedings, burp frequently, and avoid overfeeding. Your doctor may recommend an acid reducer if the reflux is severe. If your baby is growing well, she will probably grow out of this in time. ...Read more

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My son is 7 months old how much baby food, cereal, and bottles should he have each day? I don't know how to balance them out?

My son is 7 months old how much baby food, cereal, and bottles should he have each day? I don't know how to balance them out?

They Tell You: If while feeding, you have to ask the baby to eat, they are done. And I recommend the solids first at this age then offer the bottle. ...Read more

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4 mo. Old, started cereal, how many times a day should he eat it/when to increase frequency of feedings? Bottle schedule was 5oz/3hrs.

4 mo. Old, started cereal, how many times a day should he eat it/when to increase frequency of feedings? Bottle schedule was 5oz/3hrs.

American Academy of: Pediatrics' guidelines found on Healthy Chidren. Org : start iron & zinc-fortified cereal in a 4-6 mos., 14-16 lb. infant who takes over 32 oz. formula/ 24 hrs. & has enough upper body strength to turn toward food when hungry & turn away when full. Offer cereal 1-2 times /day; respect baby's food cues. Start meats at/after 6 mos. Then fruits & vegetables, no juice, sugary or fatty foods. ...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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Can I give my 2 month old a pinch of rice cereal in his formula?

Why???: The formula is blended to give the properly balanced nutrition to baby & doesn't need additives. If the doc suggests thickening the formula for treating spit up, you can add formula powder. Cereals should be offered off a spoon as part of training to eat table foods. ...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