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    Default cereal and baby food

    I usally feed little man ricecereal at night.. give him bath then nurse him before i put him to bed. he will be 6 months old in 6 days. is it ok to mix baby food into his cereal? or should i just feed him plain baby food? we started with peaches and mixed fruit!
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    is it ok to mix baby food into his cereal? or should i just feed him plain baby food? we started with peaches and mixed fruit!
    Totally okay to do either. And you don't need to feed him rice cereal unless you want to. Cereal is fortified with vitamins and minerals, but aside from that it's pure starch. Not the healthiest stuff! If you're concerned about your baby's iron levels, feeding him iron-rich solids like spinach usually are enough.

    Oh, and until a year, keep trying to nurse before offering solids. Until the first birthday, you want to maximize the baby's breastmilk intake, and use solids as dessert.
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    sounds good!! when is the best time to feed him solids? i think durning the night right bc your milk is lowest?
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    4.23.04
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    Damien Joseph
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    Came home in 2 days!
    and LOVING IT!

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    if its something new they have never tired I tended to feed them that in the am because if it bothered their tummy then they were not up all night screaming!

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    I have heard that you are not supposed to mix them because the baby will only taste the fruit and not appreciate the taste of the grain. PAK

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    Ok thanks everyone. I mixed the cereal for the past 2 nights just so he can kinda get the taste of it and i feed him with out today and LOVED IT! im so excited. his poop isnt bright yellow thou now its greens.. im guessing thats normal thou?
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    Damien Joseph
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    38w 7.1lbs 19in
    Came home in 2 days!
    and LOVING IT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy.times.2 View Post
    sounds good!! when is the best time to feed him solids? i think durning the night right bc your milk is lowest?
    Really any time of day will do, especially if you nurse first.

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy.times.2 View Post
    his poop isnt bright yellow thou now its greens.. im guessing thats normal thou?
    Yes, when a baby starts solids poop color, consistency, and smell all change. For the worse, unfortunately!
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    you should've smelled my DS yesterday, the day after we gave him chicken for the first time!
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