Our 1st attempt at rice cereal, as directed by our doctor at our 4 mo check up today...was a major fail in the eating sense, but a big success as far as making memories!
Moose is hungry all the time! He was up to eating 5-6 oz of formula every 45 minutes to hour and a half! At night he would go 2 hours between bottles, maybe 3 if he was REALLY sleeping soundly.
You do the math, that's WAY over the recommended 28-36oz/day! He's not a chunker though! Only 50th percentile for weight! He's also on lactose and soy protein free formula (Alimentum) which is freakin expensive! We were going through a jar of it every 2 days! Do the math on THAT...that's $320/mo in formula IF I had $5 Similac checks and IF I remember to take them to the store with me. UGH! I just felt palpitations thinking about how much we've spent in 4 months on formula!
We started thickening his bottles a week ago with lactose and soy protein free rice cereal (Earth's Best) and he realy likes it. That bumped his daily feedings to 6 oz every 3 hours and at night we were getting about 4 hours between bottles. The doc said that its still way too much formula so its time to start feeding solids. He's obviously hungry. She said some babies just process formula faster than others. He must be one of those babies! So last night we tried rice cereal for the first time...here's how it went:
Daddy carried the little man to the kitchen for his big meal: