Question by  zoid (49)

How much rice cereal should I start my baby on?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Talk to your pediatrician about when to start rice cereal and how much to give. You want to make sure that the consumption of cereal doesn't interfere with the baby getting the proper amount of milk/formula each day. When babies start on cereal, they will eat a few spoonfuls and generally stop when they are full.


Answer by  Kriket (1029)

At around six months many parents start their babies on about a tablespoon of rice cereal mixed with 2-3 tablespoons of breast milk of formula. Many parents skip rice cereal all together because it has the properties of watery glue. Be sure your baby is getting the vast majority of his nutrition from breastmilk or formula until 12 months!


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

You should start your baby on a about half a cup of rice cereal to begin with followed by formula to drink.


Answer by  maelab2 (262)

It really depends on how old the baby is. If s/he is 4 months old, start out with one tablespoon. If s/he is 6 months old, start out with 4 tablespoons. After a month, you can increase by two tablespoons. Books at your library can help.


Answer by  answerqueen (564)

Begin your baby on small amounts to allow their digestive system to get used to it. The baby isn't used to solid foods of any kind, so you need to start slowly and get her used to it.

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