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I hate trying to help people... One proud mommy! 1 child; Mechanicsville, Maryland 268 posts
20th Jun '13

My friend on facebook is a young first time mom and asks advice on FB sometimes and while reading it so I can try to help because she changed her daughters formula so she wasn't feeling too good, well people recommended giving her 1 1/2 week old infant sugar water in between every bottle and Karo Syrup, I kind of agree with the Syrup but I wouldn't do it especially that young. They also recommended giving the same baby cereal with every bottle. When I tried to tell them other wise on the cereal and the sugar water they said 'oh our moms did it with us and we are fine' after that it got nasty and she ended up deleting the post. But ended up doing the sugar water and cereal anyways because he daughter 'liked it' I showed proof you shouldn't do either even links but I guess she went the easy way... I just can't believe people gave me attitude and chewed me out because I proved them wrong... End of rant!

Sherri + 3 LLC 3 kids; Mesa, Arizona 3758 posts
20th Jun '13

It took a few months to get my DS's formula right. He ended up having to go on Similac Alimentum (sp?). There is no reason to jump to cereal and sugar just because the baby isn't tolerating her formula well.

One proud mommy! 1 child; Mechanicsville, Maryland 268 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Sherri + 3:" It took a few months to get my DS's formula right. He ended up having to go on Similac Alimentum (sp?). ... [snip!] ... Alimentum (sp?). There is no reason to jump to cereal and sugar just because the baby isn't tolerating her formula well. "

I had the same thing with my son but never gave him sugar water or cereal. I just hope she's not giving her too much sugar water. I just didn't like the fact that they got all bitchy I was just trying to help.

Mama Van D Due November 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Unity, Maine 2454 posts
20th Jun '13

Unfortunately, everyone else is right as far as they're concerned and if you try to talk to them about it and give them tips and resources then you're an idiot. I've given up on trying to point people in the right direction on most things.



For example, DH's ex has SD in a FF carseat at 16 months. My son won't be FF at 16 months, and when we finally get to take SD when we work out custody we'll be buying her a convertible carseat and she'll be RF. But I'm not gonna argue with her mom about it. Mostly because she's a stupid b***h and I hate her (I'm civil with her for SD's sake), but also because I don't want to come across as a horrible person for trying to help.

~REAPER~ +2 baking #3 Due June 27; 2 kids; Toledo, Ohio 15039 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting One proud mommy!:</b>" My friend on facebook is a young first time mom and asks advice on FB sometimes and while reading it ... [snip!] ... went the easy way... I just can't believe people gave me attitude and chewed me out because I proved them wrong... End of rant!"</blockquote>




Karo syrup no, same as honey, it's linked to botulism, and infant only needs breast milk or formula that young, if this is for constipation, my pedi is a moral ax supporter :) worked wonders with LO, it's very gentle, cereal in the bottle, no water no... Just, wow. No.

One proud mommy! 1 child; Mechanicsville, Maryland 268 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Mama Van D:" Unfortunately, everyone else is right as far as they're concerned and if you try to talk to them about ... [snip!] ... her (I'm civil with her for SD's sake), but also because I don't want to come across as a horrible person for trying to help."


It's so annoying, I want to wait as long as possible to FF with my son hoping to make it to 2+ that is my goal. Oh my I just wish people would do a little bit of research before they decide to try something.

One proud mommy! 1 child; Mechanicsville, Maryland 268 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting REAPER* Daniel & Logans M:" <blockquote><b>Quoting One proud mommy!:</b>" My friend on facebook is a young first ... [snip!] ... pedi is a moral ax supporter :) worked wonders with LO, it's very gentle, cereal in the bottle, no water no... Just, wow. No."


I would never use Karo but I wasn't going to go there when I was already getting shit for everything else... My son had strictly formula until he was 5.5 months that is when my doctor told me to start baby food because he was eating too much formula. As long as my next child isn't a fat ass I want to wait longer and breastfeed for sure!

Mama Van D Due November 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Unity, Maine 2454 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting One proud mommy!:</b>" It's so annoying, I want to wait as long as possible to FF with my son hoping to make it to 2+ that ... [snip!] ... make it to 2+ that is my goal. Oh my I just wish people would do a little bit of research before they decide to try something."</blockquote>




Me too. My nephew is 15 months and FF, it just makes me so nervous and I really hope they don't get in an accident, because they also keep the straps REALLY loose. Like, you can pull them 3+ inches away from his chest. I DID say something about that and the response was, "Oh don't tighten them or he'll scream." All I could think was, well he won't be screaming if he snaps his neck in an accident.

One proud mommy! 1 child; Mechanicsville, Maryland 268 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Mama Van D:" <blockquote><b>Quoting One proud mommy!:</b>" It's so annoying, I want to wait as ... [snip!] ... "Oh don't tighten them or he'll scream." All I could think was, well he won't be screaming if he snaps his neck in an accident."

Seriously??? WTH my sons straps are nice and cozy, as they should be, if he screamed when they were tight I'd be driving with a screaming child until A. he got over it or B. Fell aslepp from crying!

Mama Van D Due November 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Unity, Maine 2454 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting One proud mommy!:</b>" Seriously??? WTH my sons straps are nice and cozy, as they should be, if he screamed when they were tight I'd be driving with a screaming child until A. he got over it or B. Fell aslepp from crying!"</blockquote>




EXACTLY. DS can barely move in his, and he doesn't even care. It just f**king blows my mind that some people are so careless about it.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
20th Jun '13

Good grief. Your friend should just stick with calling her baby's pediatrician when she's got questions like that.

One proud mommy! 1 child; Mechanicsville, Maryland 268 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Mama Van D:" <blockquote><b>Quoting One proud mommy!:</b>" Seriously??? WTH my sons straps are nice ... [snip!] ... DS can barely move in his, and he doesn't even care. It just f**king blows my mind that some people are so careless about it."

I can't believe it I would throw a b***h fit if I saw that. Idk though I hate being the person correcting someones parenting but if I see something that really bothers me I will say something. I just hate it when people think they know everything even more than the doctors -_-

One proud mommy! 1 child; Mechanicsville, Maryland 268 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Abby Normal:" Good grief. Your friend should just stick with calling her baby's pediatrician when she's got questions like that."


I know? You should see some of the questions she asks! She even said that her daughter ate too much so she was trying to cut her formula back so she was giving more cereal... By now he daughter is about 2-3 weeks old and I bet she has fed her more cereal than my 7 month old son has had. He only got cereal once but once I did some research I decided on giving him baby food later on then cereal early on!

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting One proud mommy!:</b>" I know? You should see some of the questions she asks! She even said that her daughter ate too much ... [snip!] ... has had. He only got cereal once but once I did some research I decided on giving him baby food later on then cereal early on!"</blockquote>



I breastfed and DD didnt have reflux problems or anything, so I was fortunate to not have to worry about that stuff. It's upsetting that she's taking advice like that without a second thought. As a first time mom, I thought it would be more likely to call the pedi for everything. Ugh... I hope it doesn't cause problems for her baby.

One proud mommy! 1 child; Mechanicsville, Maryland 268 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Abby Normal:" <blockquote><b>Quoting One proud mommy!:</b>" I know? You should see some of the questions ... [snip!] ... mom, I thought it would be more likely to call the pedi for everything. Ugh... I hope it doesn't cause problems for her baby."

Especially when I posted multiple links showing that you shouldn't give a healthy baby cereal that young :p