Another Cereal In The Bottle Question

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Cheryl - March 22

I tried giving my daughter a little bit of rice cereal in her bottle because she still seemed so hungry after several feedings. Well, my question is, I just put in half a teaspoon but it makes the formula so much thicker she can't really drink it in. What bottle or nipple do I use so she can easily drink it? She's almost two months and I do NOT want to do this every night but I just wanted to try it to see if she liked it. Thanks...

 

Lillie E - March 22

when i give my son cereal (by spoon that is) i never measure, i just make sure its at the right consistancy. just try adding a little bit to the bottle at a time and see how that goes.

 

erin - March 22

a tri-cut nipple will work.

 

Bonnie - March 22

As Erin said, a Y-cut nipple is designed for this. Have you spoken to the doctor about her feeds? Somebabies are more hungry than others. My son was eating 30-36 ounces a day at the same age! I would strongly not recommend adding cereal without talking to your ped first as it's not really designed for their tummies until 4-6 months of age. Sometimes it needs to be given in cases of reflux or babies who are underweight. But otherwise, if she is hungry, feed her.......also a note, if she is very fussy, again double check with your doctor. My son had reflux (I did not know at first) and comfort fed himself to sooth his esophagus.

 

PaigeMeagans mommy - March 22

The kind of bottle I use is by Avent. The nipple has lines on the base. There is 1 line for slow. 3 lines for medium flow and 2 l ines for faster flow.

 

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