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Zooooooooot! TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
3rd Dec '12

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Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
3rd Dec '12

Warm up in hot water a small amount of BM. Then add it to the oatmeal. It doesn't need to be warm to feed it to the baby.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
3rd Dec '12

you are going to use such a tiny little bit of milk that the micro wont matter



On that note, I gave cereal to my son with 'just squeezed juice' so his was already warm eliminating the micro wave

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
3rd Dec '12

Hmm I don't know but I never heated up the cereal when DD was a baby.

A.K.'s Mommy❤TTC#2 TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 1803 posts
3rd Dec '12

Cereal is honestly empty calories... A breastmilk fed baby can do fine with just breastmilk alone for the first year. If you want to introduce solids, go straight to jarred or homemade baby food.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Booger & Bubba's Mommy:" Warm up in hot water a small amount of BM. Then add it to the oatmeal. It doesn't need to be warm to feed it to the baby."


So would it be best then to just use fresh pumped milk? Isn't that the ideal temp to feed LO anyway? I'm so confused and overwhelmed :( My baby's growing up too fast...lol

Mommy of 2 kids (baby bor 2 kids; Victoria, British Columbia 470 posts
3rd Dec '12

I bought the cereal where I just had to add water cause I couldnt always get enough milk pumped off.

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ms.Eagles:</b>" So would it be best then to just use fresh pumped milk? Isn't that the ideal temp to feed LO anyway? I'm so confused and overwhelmed :( My baby's growing up too fast...lol"</blockquote>




Yes best to just do that. Tell me all about growing up, my oldest is going to be 6 in 2 months. :(

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3816 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ms.Eagles:</b>" So would it be best then to just use fresh pumped milk? Isn't that the ideal temp to feed LO anyway? I'm so confused and overwhelmed :( My baby's growing up too fast...lol"</blockquote>



Yep that'll work :)

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" So would it be best then to just use fresh pumped milk? Isn't that the ideal temp to feed LO anyway? I'm so confused and overwhelmed :( My baby's growing up too fast...lol"


I did rice cereal for 3 days just to shut everyone up. Lol. Since then I have cooked everything DS has eaten. But when I did the rice, I literally took a b**b out and sprayed it right into the bowl with the powder. lol... DH laughed at me, but it worked, it was quick, and the food was at the right temp.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting A.K.'s Mommy❤:" Cereal is honestly empty calories... A breastmilk fed baby can do fine with just breastmilk alone for the first year. If you want to introduce solids, go straight to jarred or homemade baby food."


That's what I told SO, but he said we NEED to start giving LO solids now, otherwise his iron level is going to drop. I tried telling him that he'll be fine, but he won't budge....so it's either the cereal with iron, or meat. Meat scares me at this age...so, cereal it is!

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 16736 posts
3rd Dec '12

Rice is much gentler of their stomach. I would use that first, if any.



Just make sure you know, the more solids you feed him right now, the hungrier he is going to be. It expands the stomach. So be prepared for him to start wanting to nurse longer because he won't be full like he used to. lol.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting A.K.'s Mommy❤:" Cereal is honestly empty calories... A breastmilk fed baby can do fine with just breastmilk alone for the first year. If you want to introduce solids, go straight to jarred or homemade baby food."


after 6 months of age the iron stores in baby from the womb start to deplete. Iron fortified baby cereal is a great way to keep iron up until solids start.