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    Ok. So obviously add less water then you're supposed to but i've also heard adding rice cereal. Can you do that if baby is under 1 month? If so, how much do you add?

    Just curious. Dawson was on Enfamil AR but isn't tolerating it well, but it stays down even with his reflux. We tried him on some other special formula hoping it sits with him better and it does for sure, but it is much thinner and comes right back up. Cath 22 here.

    Any thoughts? TIA.

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    We didn't start adding cereal to W's bottles until he was a few months old. I don't know if you could do it this early.
    When we did start it, however, I think we added one or two scoops. We had to split the nipple at the ends, or the cereal would clog it up.
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    rice cereal but i would ask your dr when you can do that i know we did that for the baby i used to watch but not until 5 months


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    My Peditrician says its not good to add rice to the bottle. he says it can cause obesity. but if your little man is having trouble gaining he might need to. i would just use a size 2 nipple if you do feed him the cereal in bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunAwayLove View Post
    rice cereal but i would ask your dr when you can do that i know we did that for the baby i used to watch but not until 5 months
    that's what I was thinking...3 weeks seemed super little but other ladies had mentioned it. I'll call the pediatrician tomorrow. Just trying to make it through tonight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda. View Post
    My Peditrician says its not good to add rice to the bottle. he says it can cause obesity. but if your little man is having trouble gaining he might need to. i would just use a size 2 nipple if you do feed him the cereal in bottle.
    it can be very very beneficial for acid reflux too.

    op check with your little one's ped and see what they recommend
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda. View Post
    My Peditrician says its not good to add rice to the bottle. he says it can cause obesity. but if your little man is having trouble gaining he might need to. i would just use a size 2 nipple if you do feed him the cereal in bottle.
    i think the only reason he was/is having trouble gaining is because he keeps spitting up EVERY bit we give him if it isn't the Enfamil AR. But the Enfamil AR doesn't sit well with him otherwise and so we are trying another formula, but again it is much thinner and it goes

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    Yeah, S, I'm thinking Dawson is still pretty little for it. I don't think we started W on it until 4-ish months old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisonsdream View Post
    it can be very very beneficial for acid reflux too.

    op check with your little one's ped and see what they recommend
    that sounds promising. i'll call tomorrow and ask.

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    good luck
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