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March 26th, 2009, 01:35 PM
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Today was day 3 of eating cereal. The first 2 times I gave her the cereal before the bottle, because I didn't want her to fill up on the bottle and lose interest in the cereal. The whole time she cried in between bites, until finally she wouldn't stop crying until she got the bottle. Today I gave her the bottle first and waited an hour before giving her the cereal. So she wouldn't be starving but not too full either. She was much more pleasant during the feeding. She started crying in between bites though, but I don't know if it was because she didn't like it or because she wasn't getting it quick enough. She'd cry, stop when I gave her a bite, then start fussing again until she got another bite. If she didn't want it why would she keep opening her mouth for it? She's confusing me! She ate more today than she did the first 2 times. I just can't tell whether she likes it or hates it because of the crying in between bites. The first 2 days I'm pretty sure she was hungry and crying for the bottle.
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March 26th, 2009, 01:38 PM
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sounds to me like she is not ready. i would wait a week or 2 then try again. she is only 4 months old and still very small. i introduced solids at 5 1/2 months old and Kyla only really starting enjoying them when she turned 61/2 months old. so i would wait a while then try again.
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March 26th, 2009, 02:01 PM
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here is a link on delayoing solids its worht a look kellymom.com :: Why Delay Solids?
and another on is your baby ready for solids
kellymom.com :: When will baby be ready for solid foods?
please have a look.
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March 26th, 2009, 02:36 PM
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I'd wait until closer to 6 months before trying solids. I would have linked you to the above kellymom site if I made it here first

When it is time for you to start solids, it's still important that formula/breastmilk is the main source of nutrition in your little one's diet. You should give the bottle before solids to be sure that your little one doesn't fill up on the solids (not much nutrition) and not get the formula (nutrition).

What I do is give a bottle, wait 30-45 minutes (sometimes an hour, hour and a half, just depends), then give solids.

During the first year, eating solids is only for practice, not nutrition.
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March 26th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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I was trying to give her a few days to show improvement before I call it a lost cause. She was much more content today than the first 2. I'll check out that info though. I definitely don't wanna keep giving it to her if she's not ready.
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March 26th, 2009, 11:27 PM
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I would give the bottle first, then cereal later...
Katie cried with her first cereal too...rice.....we switched to oatmeal and she was fine. That was at 4 months...with our peds ok.

it is possible she isn't quite ready yet.... you could discontinue solids for a few weeks and try again. It is up to you !

good luck and keep us posted !

I would give the bottle first, then cereal later...
Katie cried with her first cereal too...rice.....we switched to oatmeal and she was fine. That was at 4 months...with our peds ok.

it is possible she isn't quite ready yet.... you could discontinue solids for a few weeks and try again. It is up to you !

good luck and keep us posted !
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