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Cereal mixed with breast milk

Has anyone mixed baby cereal with breast milk before? My girl is 2 and a half months and she gets really fussy at night right after feeding her on both sides. I've burped her, changed her, and given her less than half a dose of gripe water and then she has to eat on one side again before she finally gets tired and goes to sleep. Is it ok to give her a little bit of cereal with some breast milk? If so how should I give it to her?

  • Anonymous
    Aug 23, 2018

    I’d ask your doctor before giving it that young. Ours didn’t recommend until 5 months

  • Sky
    Aug 23, 2018

    I’m going to 2nd going to the ped first. I gave my preemie cereal on doctors orders for something different and he was constipated and fussy after. She might be frustrated at the flow of one of your breasts?

  • anonymous mom
    Aug 23, 2018

    Is this a new thing or has it been ongoing? She may be going through a growth spurt. My daughter would get sooo fussy in the evenings when she was going through them. In any case, I’d definitely ask a doctor as well.

  • Dallas
    Aug 23, 2018

    Maybe your LO has an intolerance to what your eating? Have you tried cutting out dairy products? My son had that issue and once I cut dairy he was doing soooo much better. With the rice cereal definitely ask your pediatrician. My sons pediatrician says to avoid it till ready for solids and to never give it in a bottle because it’s a potential chocking hazard

  • Terah
    Aug 23, 2018

    Julie It started shortly after she hit 2 months. She also likes to flail all over and she'll unlatch and get mad and then I'll get her to latch again and then repeat...i know she has a good latch because it doesn't hurt and she's definitely getting milk out😭I love her but she's driving me crazy

  • Terah
    Aug 23, 2018

    Dallas I have yet to try taking out dairy. My hubby keeps telling me to try it's just so hard 😥

  • Brandy
    Aug 23, 2018

    I’d also try adding a little more protein to your diet and make sure you are being careful to avoid caffeine and anything too acidic. The protein (eggs, beans, meat) in your diet will help her feel more full and also help her sleep better. That’s what I had to do with both my babies

  • Nikki
    Aug 24, 2018

    No, they say not to. If she’s really just hungry, you’re better off supplementing with a little formula NOT cereal

  • Vyktorya
    Aug 27, 2018

    Here's another question: how about breast milk in coffee? 😄

  • Destinie
    Aug 28, 2018

    Way too young imo

  • Adrianne
    Aug 29, 2018

    Why not just pump and use a bottle, maybe that will help? Also why not use the recommended does of gripe water? Why bother with less than half?