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Is this a big no-no?

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squishy Tue 27-Feb-07 18:16:59

DD is 4 months (on Thursday if I'm being exact!). Until last week, she'd been consistently having 5 bottles and sleeping for 10-11 hours a night (what an angel). THen she consistently started waking mid-night for an extra bottle. ON Sunday, I gave a taste of baby rice, which wasn't very popular but yesterday she had a teeny bit more, but was more enthusiastic for a couple of spoonfuls. But she didn't have very much at all and I put a spoon of baby rice into her bedtime 8 ounce bottle. SHe had that, another half bottle and then slept her 11 hours again.

I've heard of other mothers doing this years ago, but is it a huge no-no?

fannyannie Tue 27-Feb-07 18:18:01

the whole weaning at 4/6 months is one issue - but DON'T PUT BABY RICE IN HER MILK!!!!

VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 27-Feb-07 18:18:36

Yes, it is a huge no-no.

Choking risks etc.

squishy Tue 27-Feb-07 18:28:29

Thank you VVV for the reason, have had so many Mums said they did it, but their kids are quite old now, which is why I wondered about validity of it.

VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 27-Feb-07 18:54:36

No worries. Increase her milk feeds - that will satisfy her appetite more than any solid food would

squishy Tue 27-Feb-07 19:20:24

OK, she's still pretty much demand fed as it is!!

hillary Tue 27-Feb-07 19:30:39

I used to put half a rusk in my dds last bottle. I had it too when I was a baby, My hv knew too and agreed she needed it.

She's now nearly 3 and is fine, I was fine and everyone else I know who had it or used it is fine.

There's for and against but is up to you. Guidelines are always changing, babies don't.

(don't want to get into any arguements)

lulumama Tue 27-Feb-07 19:32:26

no , it is dangerous and unneccesary

she is hungry for more milk , milk , milk and more milk, most likely a growth spurt that will settle, see if you can get to 26 weeks before offering solids ...

VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 27-Feb-07 19:33:10

[sits on hands]

tiktok Tue 27-Feb-07 20:17:12

There are reasons why it is not advised to add solids to the bottle feed.

It's to do with the fluid balance of the baby's system.

Babies cannot regulate this very well, and this is why you are always told to make up the bottle in accordance with the water quantities on the pack.

Now, a four month old is probably not at risk of severely dehydrating with a spoonful of rice in an 8 oz bottle, so there's no need for anyone to be seriously worried about this, but it is far from good nutrition.

Them's the facts.

SaucyMoo Wed 28-Feb-07 11:48:24

I think most babies go through a growth spurt at 4 months (mine did) and thats probably why a lot of mums consider weaning them then. I started giving baby rice then (not in a bottle) for a week but ds was soo unsettled at night so i realised he wasnt ready for it. I then waited til 26 weeks, and before that just fed him more bfs.
Tiktok-completely agree with you.

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