feeding cereal to 6 week old - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 11-18-2010, 02:25 PM - Thread Starter
Baby~Braatens~Mama's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: The great plains =)
Posts: 1,338
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

with reflux beause the mother wants him to sleep at least four hours??? At mothering group this morning a gal informed the group that she had to start doing this because it was the only was she could get him to sleep for more than an hour and a half. This is the same woman who insisted she couldn't bf because her milk wouldn't drop, but she was supplimenting at night with formula as she can't focus without appropriate sleep. My heart breaks. She is always super friendly to me, but every conversation we have just leaves me ill-feeling.


Anyway... has anyone done this? Or heard of this? Is it really safe? My dp's mother tells a story of giving her eldest daughter cereal when she was young and overdoing it, more of a "things we do when we are young and first time mothers and don't know any better" story, not a "you should try this".


"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bank balance smaller, home happier, clothes dirty, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for." ~A.U.
Baby~Braatens~Mama is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 11-18-2010, 02:41 PM
KempsMama's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Minnesota
Posts: 843
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

It's sad that this is still done.  I've been told by a general practitioner to give my LO cereal too-he has reflux.  And just this week I was told to give him JUICE to help get a medication he needs down.  Where's that eye roll smiley...

Heathyr hang.gifBlessed Catholic Wife to DHwheelchair.gif Devoted Mama to DS1 biglaugh.gif(3/17/08) and DS2blowkiss.gif (8/5/2010)familybed1.gifcd.giflactivist.gifribboncesarean.gifx2 
KempsMama is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 11-19-2010, 04:38 PM
MaerynPearl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 14,501
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

my MOM suggested cereal when I told her about Maes reflux signs. Seriously, thought my mom knew better!

Artist, photographer, stay-at-home-mom and Marine wife. Mom to 4; a boy and three little girls.
MaerynPearl is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 11-19-2010, 06:39 PM
AustinMom's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 882
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

If the cereal helps by thickening the milk, then I'd say add some geletin.  It's one of the ingredients in the baby formula recipe we are using.  The Weston A Price foundation has the recipe and the have a list of ingredients and brands they recommend.  I'd check that out before cereal. 

AustinMom is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 17,325

19 members and 17,306 guests
aircantu1 , Bow , CricketVS , Deborah , firmfoot , girlspn , hillymum , Hippie Mama 79 , Iron Princess , katelove , Kelleybug , lisak1234 , pokeyac , RollerCoasterMama , Springshowers , summer19 , verticalscope , zoeyzoo
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.