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Postby madiva » Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:38 pm

How soon can you put cereal in the milk? I was told 3 weeks then 6 weeks. Colin is eating every 2-3 hours, he is drinking 4-6 ounces each sitting. Sometimes 8. He is 5 weeks 2 days and I think it is still to early but would like to sleep a little longer at night. Other than that he is doing great. Well any input would be well appriciated.
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Postby DeniseM » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:27 pm

They really discorage that here. My dr. said no food until 6 months to avoid developing allergies.
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Postby madiva » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:44 pm

Sorry did not know. I will stick out until then. Dont want to harm him in any way.
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Postby JustinesBaby » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:47 pm

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Postby kristiA » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:03 pm

Madiva, I'm going to ask that question this afternoon when I go to the pediatrician. My boys are just a couple weeks older than Colin and they are eating the same amount that you are describing. I've had numerous peole tell me to try putting a small spoon of rice cereal in a bottle before bed and that would give me alittle extra sleep, especially with twins (since it takes so long for me to feed them in the night). I think I generally hear to wait until 4 months also, but I'll see what the doctor says today. I'll let you know.
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Postby kristiA » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:18 am

Yep, the doctor said today that they recommend we wait until 4 months to give the cereal. But he did say that if I really wanted to try it, I could. I'm going to tough it out longer and wait.
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Postby madiva » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:15 am

Thanks for the info. I also decided to stick it out. I would either be up worring about him or feeding him so either way no sleep for me. lol.
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Postby EYCI » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:31 pm

Hi Madiva,

I think we can all relate to wanting our babes to sleep longer :) Hendricks was up about every 2-3 hours during the night too (although not eating as much as your little one) until he hit 6 weeks. Then all of a sudden the times between feedings at night got longer. One thing that may have helped is that we try to make sure he gets LOTS to eat during the day, especially from about 4pm to 8pm (sometimes giving him a bottle every 1.5 hours if he wants it). And, we try to keep him really active during that time too, unless of course he wants to sleep/snooze. We are now at 4-5 hour stretches at night since doing those 2 things. Hope this helps :D

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Postby carbev » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:36 am

Hi everyone,

I have also been advised not to introduce solids until after 6 months if possible, but definitely nothing other than breast or formula milk before 20 weeks, no matter what.

My little boy Will has been sleeping through (meaning 7p.m. to any time after 5 a.m.) from 2 months. He's a tall boy though - the Doc said sleeping through goes by weight and routine. If your baby is 7Kg+ they should be able to sleep through with a good bedtime routine. Will has 6 - 7 good feeds a day, averaging 2.5hrs between feeds, which is what I'm attributing his sleep to!

Also, the Doc told me never to put baby rice powder into bottles, as the baby can choke on it. Even the wettest mixture should be spoon fed...

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Postby Susie » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:24 pm

hi,
Ryan was 11 LB 7 when he was born and at 5 weeks old he was on 8 oz bottles every 3 hours. Due to his size, I had no choice but to give him baby rice. I started giving him it at 8 weeks as he was drinking milk constantly all day bu then. I only gave him a little rice for breakfast so he had time to digest it, before night time, and it didnt make him sleep thru, but made him happier and less grizzly during the day.
At the end of the day do what you think is right, but remember some babies just take ages to learn to sleep thru and it may not be a hunger issue.
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Postby ahart » Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:19 pm

Hi everyone,

I started giving the boys rice cereal last saturday, 1 0z per 5 oz of milk and I put some light karo syrup in them(small amt) as well...rec'vd ok to do so from the doc....babies are almost 11 pds at 2mths old..not bad for 5lbers at birth
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