Re: is putting rice cereal in the milk the same thing as introducing solids?
Your baby may be having a growth spurt. When this happens they eat all the time in an attempt to boost your supply. It will even out and your baby will get plenty to eat as long as you feed him when he 'asks.' Rice cereal does count as solids and will do nothing more than fill your baby's belly up with little nutritional value. The reccomended age for solids (including rice cereal) these days is 6 months. This is probably different from the way it was when your mother, mil, grandma was raising babies and is probably why they are suggesting it. As the previous post said, putting cereal in the bottle is a choking hazard.
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