Baby Food

Baby  Food


Baby┬┤s First Solid Food: CEREALS                                                                                                                        

What kind of cereals should  I feed my baby with?

Start with infant rice cereal, not adult cereal. You may next offer barley, oatmeal, and wheat cereal. If these are tolerated add a mixed grain

infant cereal. Try to avoid infant cereal with added  fruits and vegetables.Use only one kind of cereal for three to five days before trying a

 different kind of cereal.

This way you can watch for signs of an allergy like a rash,

 vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain or breathing problems.

The quantity of cereal you should offer your baby is the following:

  • Start with 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 ml.) of dry infant cereal.
  • Increase slowly to about half a cup  (125 ml.) of infant cereal divided between 2 or 3 meals during the day.
  • Remember to throw out any cereal baby does not finish eating.
  • Stop feeding when baby is full. A baby who is full will close  or cover his/her mouth with his /her hands, turn his/her head away, shake his/her head or cry.   
  • Remember to offer baby cereal after breastfeeding or formula feeding. Offer cereals in the morning first.
  • Always feed cereal from a spoon. This helps your baby get used to using a spoon.
  • Never put a cereal in the bottle. It can cause choking.



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