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Old Mar 26th, 2011, 09:27 AM   1
kelly29
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do i mix breast milk with baby rice?


hi i'm thinking of letting maddie have just a teeny spoonful of baby rice, but what do i mix it with? do i pump some? or formula? do i have to sterilize everything? i'm not looking forward to that iv'e enjoyed not doing any of that for the past 4 months!!

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Old Mar 26th, 2011, 10:05 AM   2
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You can give either I use formula cos I haven't been able to express for ages

I do steralise everything atm



 
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Old Mar 26th, 2011, 10:15 AM   3
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Here is a link that might be helpful http://www.ivillage.com/cereal-when-...eal/6-n-137621



 
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Old Mar 27th, 2011, 10:01 AM   4
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I use EBM and mix it with baby rice. Although when I'm really short on supply I will use formula because at first when I started giving him rice he would waste all of it.



 
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Old Mar 27th, 2011, 10:48 AM   5
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You can use either for now,once she is past 6 months you can use cows milk and also stop sterilizing



 
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Old Mar 27th, 2011, 10:55 AM   6
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Here in Canada our cereals are either add bm/formula or add water (this kind already has milk ingredients in it). I express milk for her cereal, but using formula is fine too. Also, I don't sterilize the utensils/bowl for her solids and never have. I figure if she's licking the floor, the dishes washed in hot, soapy water is likely enough. Also, if you're using bm you don't need to sterilize the pumping equipment all the time either. The instructions that came with my medela pump said to sterilize before the first use, but that just washing in hot soapy water is fine from there on in as bm doesn't have the same bacteria growing capabilities as formula.



 
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Old Mar 27th, 2011, 13:47 PM   7
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I didn't wean till 5.5months so didn't sterilise and just expressed in the morning and used the milk straight away with LO's baby rice



 
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Old Mar 27th, 2011, 14:49 PM   8
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Just wondering why you think she needs it at this age Hun it's less nuritous than the bm is and will just sit on her poor tummy and could caus probs ?



 
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Old Mar 27th, 2011, 15:06 PM   9
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Agreed, your baby will be too young for their digestive system to make any use of the cereal, best to stick to breastmilk for now.



 
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Old Mar 27th, 2011, 18:03 PM   10
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breastmilk breaks down baby rice (which in the Uk is just grounded up rice with thiamin added) so you would need to keep adding more and more rice to make it anything like a thin paste, I'd personally try and wait a bit longer too hun, I found with my others that if you get past the 4 month hurdle then BM is enough for them and will usually keep them going until 6 months xx



 
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