Can I give my 4 month old porridge?
Tiny babies should not really be eating anything except very small quantities (1-2 teaspoons) of infant rice cereal before they are 6 months old. They should only be given breast milk or formula in the specified quantities every day and the tiny bit of porridge.
How much oatmeal do I put in my 4 month old bottle?
Instead, the recommendation is to fill just one-third of the baby bottle with the oatmeal. Carefully offer it to your child so that they can swallow it without any problems.
Does porridge fill baby up?
Porridge is not only great for the whole family, it’s ideal as a baby food too. Filling and sustaining, porridge is relatively rich in protein and also a source of iron. It’s the perfect food to give your weaning baby.
Do you give baby porridge before or after bottle?
Feed your baby with a small baby spoon, and never add cereal to a baby’s bottle unless your doctor recommends it. At this stage, solids should be fed after a nursing session, not before. That way, your baby fills up on breast milk, which should be your baby’s main source of nutrition until age 1.
How much cereal do you put in a 4oz bottle?
How much cereal do I put in a 4 oz bottle? Re: how much rice cereal in 4 oz formula? We do this and it helps- we went from waking every 3 hrs to now getting a 6 hour stretch. We do 1 tsp per 2 oz formula- so for a 4oz bottle I’d put 2 tsp!
How do I start weaning at 4 months?
Weaning how to start
When weaning baby at 4 months, start with a thin puree that will easily fall off the baby spoon. You can puree with breastmilk or use leftover water from the pan that the vegetables were cooked in. If you buy your baby puree, then select baby food marked as weaning stage 1.
Is it better to start solids at 4 months or 6 months?
At 4 months your baby’s digestive system isn’t mature yet, this is why early introduction to solids is often associated with GI issues such as, constipation, gas, upset tummy etc. Around 6 months the gut begins to close (aka matures) and allows for more optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients.