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No cereal here. I won't be starting any foods until closer to 7 months. I've been told the earlier you introduce any kind of foods to your baby the higher the chance of food allergies. So I'm paranoid lol. FTM haha
I have never heard that! I was planning on waiting till 6 months just because I read that any earlier could cause obesity, or they might not be able to digest it properly. I am a FTM too so I'm pretty paranoid too.
I gave Raini a 5 oz bottle with 2 tsp of cereal last night and she slept for 6 hrs. Tonight I just gave her formula and she wouldnt go down, so I made her a 3 oz bottle with a tsp of cereal and she's been out for the past 3 hrs. It works for us.
And I gave cereal to my boys at 3 mths due to reflux, and neither of them had problems with allergies.
I personally have given all 3 of my boy cereal in their bottles due to reflux and started spoon feeding it to them around 3mos instead of putting it in the 2 or 3 bottles they ate after the cereal, and neither of my oldest 2 (8 and 6 yrs old) are obese or have allergies nor is/does Spencer as of now. I think allergies is due more to family history and each individual child. Cereal serves a purpose for some babies, if my kiddos didn't have reflux I may have skipped it and just went to baby food around 5-7mos. We as mommas can only do what we fill is best for OUR child, that does not mean it is what is best for someone else's.
We don't plan on giving cereal. Matthew has reflux, but so far his meds and chiropractor appointments seem to be doing the trick for helping him. He even spits up less since the chiro, though he still spits up some. We'll go straight to regular food when he seems ready.
Kailey(21) Cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, extended RF'ing, slightly crazy mommy to Ashlynn (3 1/2 * 1/28/10) and Matthew (13 months * 6/20/12)