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I am a Neonatologist and work with preterm babies all the time.
It is recommended to not give your baby cereal at this age.
If your baby was 2 months early, then your baby is more like a 1 month old baby (if he would have been born at term)
Why did you even think about giving cereal? Is your baby hungry all the time? What's your baby's weight and how much does he eat?
what do you feed him?
Please answer my questions so I could give you my advice.
My baby eats non stop. He was bor at 4 lb 11 oz. He is now 11 lbs 11 oz. He breast feeds until both of my breast are depleted and then eats 6-8 oz. Of formula.the formula is neosure with iron
Also he was 19.5 inches and now he is 23.5 long
He is eating every 1-2 hours on just breast feeding. When I pump I get 6-8 oz of milk. After depleting my breast he can eat another 6 oz of formula. He is just now picking his head up but not holding it up very long, only a minute or so. I was just curious about the rice cereal because other moms have suggested it but I don't want to go off young moms. I do wish for a break but I don't know what else to do. He sleeps very well at night can go almost all night with no problems but during the day he wants to eat non stop. He has normal bowel movements and urinates regularly. I can change him at night time and he goes back to sleep. any help would be appreciated.