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Kim3 October 14th, 2013 03:52 PM

Fomula/Cereal
 
Ellianna is now requiring 20 ounces of expressed per day. I cannot pump this in addition to 3-4 nursings a day. She is 4 months 1 week. I am thinking I need to give a little formula or start cereal. Which would you do. I am able to express about 14 ounces a day in addition to nursing.

navywifey2003 October 14th, 2013 03:55 PM

Re: Fomula/Cereal
 
Hmm. I'm not sure. I wouldn't do cereal only because it's empty calories.

QueenCrafty October 14th, 2013 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by navywifey2003 (Post 27727470)
Hmm. I'm not sure. I wouldn't do cereal only because it's empty calories.

I agree. Their nutrition should come from breastmilk/formula in the first year. Cereal really has no nutritional value

loveneverfails October 14th, 2013 06:20 PM

Re: Fomula/Cereal
 
I'm not sure either. We are going to skip cereal. I recently thought the babies were wanting more but they went through a growth spurt and now are starting to take more decent naps.

MissyBee October 14th, 2013 08:18 PM

I would say formula when you need it and as much breast milk as you can continue to give her. That would be what I would do over cereal.

shen7 October 14th, 2013 08:29 PM

Re: Fomula/Cereal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MissyBee (Post 27728040)
I would say formula when you need it and as much breast milk as you can continue to give her. That would be what I would do over cereal.

I agree with this. Cereal is not a substitute for milk, whether formula or breast. There is no harm in supplementing if you need to!

ashleykathleen October 15th, 2013 10:03 AM

Re: Fomula/Cereal
 
I agree with everyone else. I would supplement with formula. My kids aren't usually a fan of going from straight BM to straight formula taste so I used to mix up a big batch of BM and formula (enough for a whole day) and make their bottles out of that. I guess since the BM to formula ratio was so high, they liked the way that tasted a lot better than straight formula.

Madison.Hailey.Zack October 15th, 2013 11:10 AM

Re: Fomula/Cereal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MissyBee (Post 27728040)
I would say formula when you need it and as much breast milk as you can continue to give her. That would be what I would do over cereal.

I agree.

Kim3 October 15th, 2013 02:49 PM

Re: Fomula/Cereal
 
Ashley - our second would only take the bottle if I mixed 1/2 formula. He would nurse. He would not take 100% expressed in a bottle. Crazy kid :) I feel a little guilty about not doing 100% expressed for her. I know I can only do what I can.

navywifey2003 October 15th, 2013 03:03 PM

Re: Fomula/Cereal
 
You are doing amazing!


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