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Q: Help I don't no what to due..

I work nights and my inlaws watch my 6week old son and they just inform me that they have been doing two TSP of rice cereal in his bottle at night and they have been doing since I went back to work. Would that hurt him.. He is one healthy boy but it scares me alittle bit and they have also gave him one tsp of bannans every day at lunch but that is it.. Is this safe or should I say no don't do it any more.;.;.

This question was asked Mar. 5, 2013 10:26pm
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Answered by *Roselyn* - Jul. 21, 2013 5:37am
Oh my gosh, what? That is one of the reasons I'm not leaving my future baby with in-laws. lol
So, what did your doctor say???

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Answered by a member - Mar. 6, 2013 5:47pm
6 Weeks old is way too young for anything other than breast milk or formula, 6 months is even sometimes too young, their little bellies aren't very strong or meant for food realistically for 1 year but I started feeding my son pablum at 6-7 months a couple times a day and food around 9 months.

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Answered by nikkiblueeyes - Mar. 6, 2013 4:40pm
I would tell them to stop doing that untill you speak to your doc/midwife and they advise you because i dont think babies digestive systems are not mature enough to handle solid foods at that age and if hes a hungry baby there are formulas out there for hungry babies so there must be a reason for that. Good luck xx

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Answered by a member - Mar. 6, 2013 2:45pm
It is perfectly safe and ok especially if he's a good eater. But still call your doctor and let them know that your doing it just to be on the safe side. With My oldest son my doctor told me to give him cereal in his bottle at 2 weeks old because he ate so much and it wasn't filling him with just formula


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Answered by airiesing - Mar. 6, 2013 1:42pm
I agree with all the previous answers & 2nd the advise call your doc....I'd do it while your WITH your in-laws & make them talk to the doc too!! I fight over & over w/ my mom over this kind of stuff (fortunately, she is not local to be a care giver) it's a very old-fashioned notion that we need to "sneak" food to baby & somewhat selfish & lazy! Most of the time it's so baby will sleep longer w/ more solids in their belly so the care giver doesn't have to deal in the middle of the night. The generation just can't break the ways & think that their kids (meaning you & DH) are just being silly because "what worked for us...........yadayadayada" Maybe it will sink in if they talk directly to the professional.

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Answered by ElaLoub - Mar. 6, 2013 6:11am
Hi! The newest research indicates that babies can start eating solids much earlier than 6 months (at 3 to 4 mnths). You can google it. But not this early!!!!! I'm a speech terapist and believe me, the baby's oral muscles can't handle solids yet! And NEVER EVER put any cereal in the bottle!!!!! Please talk to them and ask them to stop.

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Answered by nurse_jenn07 - Mar. 6, 2013 12:41am
That is not right. \babies are not suppose to have anything but breast milk or formula until at least 4 months ad now they are saying it is better to wait until 6 months, Feeding solids early is linked with obesity and increased risk of chocking therefore aspiration pneumonia. I personally would tell them to stop but you are the parent so do what you feel is right for your son!

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Answered by Metal_Yuri - Mar. 5, 2013 10:49pm
im my opinion. Call your dr and ask immediately. Hes only 6 weeks, they shouldnt do something that isnt advised by a dr or you to do. They should NOT take it in their own hands to decide how to feel your son, He is your heart and if something happens to him that you could of prevented, you'd hate yourself.

So tell them NO MORE until you speak to your dr about it, Drs answer immediately when its children involved.
Id definitely follow my drs instructions, they know your baby inside and out, not your in laws. PLEASE call your dr and tell them to stop until you do so. At 6 weeks old it should be just milk.

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