71. Quick Tip Tuesday: When can I start putting cereal in my baby’s bottle? (Hint...don’t.) - New mom tips, first time mom, postpartum tips
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So…When can you start putting cereal in your baby’s bottle?
Listen in to today’s Quick Tip Tuesday to learn why you should NOT put cereal in your baby’s bottle.
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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Hey friends, it’s Quick Tip Tuesday where I answer a quick question submitted by you one of my podcast listeners. If you have a question that you want me to answer on a Quick Tip Tuesday episode, just go to my website, Angel swan.com/quick tip and submit your question. Today’s question is, When can I start putting cereal in my baby’s bottle? The short answer is you don’t. I know that your mom or your grandma may swear by the old cereal in the bottle trick, you know, they’ll say it kept you fuller longer, it helps you sleep better, you know all those things. But the reality is that you really should not be adding cereal to your baby’s bottle at all. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and to CDC, they both agree that adding cereal to a baby’s bottle is risky, and it really offers no nutritional benefit whatsoever. For the first year of your baby’s life, their main source of nutrition should come from the breast or bottle. And then when they’re four to six months old, showing signs of readiness to start solids, like sitting up on their own. You can supplement their diet with cereal. And then if you do give cereal, opt for oat cereal instead of rice. And this is just because rice really the rice cereal has no nutritional value whatsoever. Rice is also high in arsenic and you don’t want to be giving it to your baby all the time. So if you do give your baby cereal as you’re starting solids just offer the cereal separately after they’ve had the breast or bottle. So you give them their main meal first and then you offer some cereal or whatever other solid you want to try. Alright ladies, that’s it. If you like all the tips that I give on the podcast and you want to work with me as your new mom, coach, head over to my website, Angel Swan comm slash work with me and schedule your free consultation with me. I’ll put the link in the episode description for you. And as always, if you enjoy listening to my podcast and you haven’t done it already, please leave me a five star rating and a written review on Apple podcasts. It’s really the best way to support the show. And don’t forget you can hang out with me over on Instagram at Angel swan. You can see what I’m doing. Keep up with Jenny. She’s all over the place these days. And you can also grab all my free resources over on my website Angel swan.com. That is all for today’s Quick Tip Tuesday. Thank you so much for listening. I’ll talk to you soon. Bye bye