rice cereal

Ok ladies, I need some expert advice. Michelle is my first child and my husband hasn't dealt with babies in 18 yrs. We are having an "argument" about consistency of cereal.. She has had it about 2 times a day for the last 3 days. He thinks it is too thin. My theory is start thin and make consistency a little thicker everytime. the first time we fed her I let him dicide consitancy and she almost choked on it because it was so thick. I know I want to work her up to the thickness of fruits and veggies but am ???? my methods because ive never done this before. Please help with your opinions. Thank you

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    03/09/14
    4Katie
    I don't think is one right or wrong answer. It is what works best for your baby and what your baby tolerates. If your baby does better with it being watery then stick with that for now. Trust your instincts and keep up the great work!
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    4Katie
    That behavior sounds perfectly normal for a 3month old. Most babies will have a growth spurt at 3months old and want to eat very frequently for long periods of time. Rice cereal has very little nutrition and very little fats necessary for growth and development. Until 6months old the American Academy of Pediatric recommended nothing but breastmilk before 6months old and then a combo of solids and breastmilk after that. As a mom it is your right to decide that is best for your baby, I just wanted to share that info with you.
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      03/09/14
      I agree that it's different for everyone. Your baby your rules.

      We always gave Avery thickest stuff we thought she could handle and if she struggled we'd thin it down. She was 5month though and we started with bananas and avocado. Your baby is still pretty young so it could be a whole different experience.

      You'd be suprise what babies can handle and you'll never know until you try it :)
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        03/09/14
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