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    Question 6.5months, can I give Oatmeal Cereal rather than Rice?

    Hello everyone,
    My dd now 6.5months and has started solids for three weeks. She seems to have hard time pooping (tears and red eyes, only tiny bit everytime after she eats, poop is tiny but not hard). I am suspecting it's the rice cereal. Can I switch her to oatmeal cereal instead? Or should I just give her more fruit in jar and less rice cereal to change the balance?
    Her eating schedule:
    9:30am: BF
    11am:Fruit+Rice Cereal
    1pm: BF
    2:30pm:Veggie+Rice Cereal
    4:30pm: BF
    6pm: Fruit+Rice Cereal
    8pm: BF
    Many thanks.
    Irene

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    Default Re: 6.5months, can I give Oatmeal Cereal rather than Rice?

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    Default Re: 6.5months, can I give Oatmeal Cereal rather than Rice?

    If you notice a reaction it might be time to pull back and wait before starting something new - to make sure no subsequent reaction gets confused with the old food and the new foods

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    Default Re: 6.5months, can I give Oatmeal Cereal rather than Rice?

    I see that you give her rice cereal 3 times. May be cut back to once a day.

    I do Oats in the morning and Rice in the evening. Oats a little more than rice. My DD takes only 2-2.5 tbl sp in the morning and 1.5-2tbl sp of cereal at nite.

    My Ped said if she is costipated I can give oats instead of rice cereal.

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