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August 27th, 2013, 05:38 AM
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No one gave me advice my whole pregnancy.

But lately, I hear probably everyday

"Maybe she needs to start eating a little cereal" or "She seems to eat a lot, you should start giving her cereal" or "Shes a big baby, she is going to need cereal soon to sustain herself."

Once I replied "She is too little for cereal, she can barely handle formula, the soy formula constipates her"

to which she responded "well mix it with a little applesauce"



I got a little snotty yesterday and finally said

"You know, this isn't my first rodeo and I will know when she is ready for cereal and it isn't right now"

And some babies do start cereal early, but Lilah has a very sensitive stomach and she ISN'T starving to death. She is right where she needs to be.

I just want to choke people out sometimes.
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August 27th, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Hugs mama. I would have responded the exact same way!

I'm surprised no one has told me that Zack is to big for his age. He is my chunky butt and no joke he was bigger than a baby who was born May 17th (he was born june 28th). He goes thursday to be weighed again and I would not be surprised if he has surpassed my cousins daughter who was born april 4th lol
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August 28th, 2013, 04:23 AM
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My Mom tells me Elli needs cereal soon as well. I usually start cereal at 4 months - so we have until October 8. She also tells me to watch for her getting too fat as fat cells grow at this time. Of course this is what she tells me AFTER watching Elli during the day while I work and reporting the 5 ounce bottles ever 2 1/2 hours When Elli screams for milk, Grammy gives it. I am pumping pumping pumping in an effort to keep up.
I really don't think Elli is THAT big
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August 28th, 2013, 06:09 AM
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Don't put your baby on a diet. At this age, being "fat" really isn't an issue. If shes hungry, feed her (I know it is hard on your pumping). Lilah weighs 12lbs now but she has fat rolls on her thighs and a friend of mine mentioned her being fat.

So what?

Chubby babies cuddle better. They lean out when they start crawling.
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August 28th, 2013, 07:33 AM
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I would say, " I know I just haven't decided between Captain Crunch and Frosted Flakes yet."
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August 28th, 2013, 07:51 AM
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I would say, " I know I just haven't decided between Captain Crunch and Frosted Flakes yet."
Love that!
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August 28th, 2013, 12:47 PM
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At my breastfeeding group yesterday, the lactation consultant said that babies self regulate their food. They only eat when they are hungry, and they stop when they're not. Chubby babies are just a sign that they're getting all the nutrients they need, and that once they start crawling they'll start to get less chubby.

She also stressed that the AAP recommends no solids until 6 months. You can always throw that in nosy "helpful" family member's face
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August 28th, 2013, 02:38 PM
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No solids here until 6 months. We might do the cereal that you mix with the formula after 4 months, but no actual solid foods.

Anna has chub rolls on her thighs, but she's lean everywhere else. She still hasn't even hit 12lbs yet, but her legs look chubby. Oh and her cheeks, of course. I think it's freakin' adorable and I'm not a bit worried about if she gets some chub on her right now. I feed her when she's hungry. period.
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August 28th, 2013, 02:47 PM
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No worries - no diet here. Elli is about 13 pounds and 25 inches. When I am home, i nurse on demand.
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August 28th, 2013, 10:09 PM
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Eva is a chunk too with rolls galore! It's adorable!
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August 29th, 2013, 03:46 AM
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Rice cereal really doesn't have any nutrients so it's crazy to suggest you need to start cereal to keep her sustained. It's just a practice food that is bland and easy to digest. Keep doing what you are doing.
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