Cereal in Bottle?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-08-2011
Cereal in Bottle?
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 4:23pm

My son is exclusively breastfed and at the age of 6 months, isn't even close to sleeping through the night (he still wakes 2-3 times a night).

Avatar for cmkristy
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-05-2005
Wed, 08-10-2011 - 9:45am
Hello and thank you for stopping by to ask your question for our experts! The pediatric experts will be by shortly to answer your questions and concerns.

 photo snowsiggy.png

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-10-2005
Wed, 08-10-2011 - 4:25pm

Please do not put cereal in your baby's bottle.

CL for Reflux
"That's the
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2005
Wed, 08-10-2011 - 4:48pm
Here are a couple links with info about STTN: www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/solids-sleep.html & www.kellymom.com/momblog/parenting/nighttime/sleep/

I agree with PP that cereal in the bottle is dangerous (see info in first link) and that it's not unusual for a baby this age to still be waking at night.

HTH :)


Powered by
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 12:07pm

my DD is almost 10 months old and still wakes 1-2 times a night completely normal. I know alot of people put cereal in the bottle but IMO its not a good idea... yes getting up is hard so is breast feeding but in the end totally worth it ! i was aways under the impression babies at this age slept through as well but the more im parenting and the more friends i get with kids (especially those who are BF) im learning that many wake up even through 1-2 years old

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2008
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 1:00pm

ugh. my mother suggested I do this the night i came home from the hospital with my ODD. groan:)

It's totally normal for a BF baby to still wake up several times. From what I have read- and experienced- even when they do eat solids before bedtime, they really don't sleep much, if any longer than they did without it. It's a very outdated practice that still lingers in grandma advice:)

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2004
Fri, 08-12-2011 - 10:47pm
Yes very outdated, doesn't work and has shown to cause diabetes.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-27-2011
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 12:17pm

Congratulations on exclusively breastfeeding until your son was 6 months old. For those moms who are breastfeeding but not exclusively, keep breastfeeding as much as possible.