Ayden has been eating Nestle Good Start w/ Omegas since he was born. He started beginner food at super around 2.5 months. Around 3.5 months he started having Nestle Beginner Oats Cereal. Since the cereal his stool has been much darker and very compact, so much so that we've had to aid him with suppositories. A friend suggested that this could happen if Ayden was getting too much iron, and to use a formula with less iron.
Change the formula, or change the breakfast?
Any suggestions on a brand?
Any related comments or ideas are more than welcome
We mentioned it to his Doctor and he said it was ok. We started him on the food because the formula wasn't satisfying his appetite, we were suggested to do so by a few mothers. Cereal or formula? which should i change?
If the formula wasn't satisfying him you should have just given rice cereal, not beginner foods. You said he is eating oat cereal, you should switch to rice cereal. That would probably help a little bit. For the formula, I think you should ask his doctor.
There is far more natural nutritional value in actual food.
'Did you know that baby's first food DOES NOT have to be a commercial infant rice cereal? Many pediatric resources are acknowledging the fact that avocado, banana and sweet potato make great first foods for baby! We prefer fruits and veggies first!'
'Commercial single grain cereals are made from grains such as rice, barley and oat. These are refined grains. The process of refining takes out the Bran and the Germ (the most nutritious parts), leaving the Endosperm. Removing the germ and the bran allow grain products to stay on the grocerâs shelf longer'
Rice tends to cause constipation, which is kind of my current problem.
I have to agree with Samantha. Many people told me to start giving my son solids early on too, but I waited for the ped to give the ok. He didn't give the go ahead until he was 4 months.
Everyone has their own experiences and everyone who has raised kids thinks what they did is the best and only way. Old school parents started giving their kids cereal as early as 2 weeks, and the fact is a baby's stomach can't handle solids until they are much older. Their stomachs actually have to work harder to digest it. Many mothers give their infants cereal in their bottles at night so they sleep better. Whose needs are being met there?
Yes, single grain cereals may not seem like they have enough nutrition or as much as others, but if you consider a little baby needs simple things to digest. You said in another post that you suspected your LO had reflux. Possibly the complex diet that he was eating was the cause?
To each his/her own, but I'm glad I waited until I had the ped ok, and I still am very careful not to introduce more than one food a day.
I started giving Madisyn rice cereal when she was 4 months, technically I've been giving it to her before that in her bottle b/c of her acid reflux. I didnt start giving her fruits and veggies until she was 5 months old, the doctor gave me the ok. The doctors also gave me a chart of what different things your baby can have up to a year. Then after that, they can eat whatever.