I know that I will be bashed for feeding my son solids at 3months however despite knowing I'll be told I'm wrong for doing it I need advice anyway. My son hates cereal yet my mom keeps telling me to feed him cereal anyway. I have tried all types, hot/ cold, mixed with water/formula. He spits it right back out no matter what time of day or how I make it. However give him carrots or applesauce he eats it right up. I told my mom that he hates it and her conclusion is that its new. Well so isnt the other stuff he eats but he doesnt make me wear those. I need advice on how to make my mom understand he doesnt want cereal so I wont force it on him.
Okay so I gotta know...doesnt anyone see how much he is eatting?? 8 to 10 ounce bottles EVERY 2 hours. Doesnt spit it back up or anything. Now do you see why I've chosen the solids route? I'm not trying to start a fight but I feel that it should be pointed out that I dont breast feed and his ONE can of formula cost 23/24 dollars a pop. its 23.5 oz can.
It sounds like his tounge thrust reflex is still strong( hence his 'spitting out' food. This means he is not ready for solids. I would continue with formula or bm and try again in a month. Why do you think you have to do solids now.
I have actually heard some doctors say small amounts of food is ok this young .I worked with infants from 6weeks to age 2yrs for over 6 yrs at a children's center and it seemed like everyone's Dr had a diff opinion!That being said have you tried to mix the cereal with applesauce? baby cereal is some nasty tasting stuff! I would say that it is a reflex to spit out his food meaning he is not ready yet but if he does ok with the other stuff maybe his cereal is just to thick?It also takes at least 15 times of introducing a food to get some kids to like and except it. Either way it is your choice not your moms what he eats and as long as your pedi gives you the go ahead for solids then don't worry about anyone else's thoughts.