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I’ve started feeding my 7 month old half a wheetbix in the mornings. I had a little bit of hot water and the juice from stewed pears. I’ve been making up formula to go in it… can I just use normal milk since it’s such a small amount? Also is it ok to be giving a normal wheetbix at this age? He hates rice cereal and porridge. I don’t want to buy the kids version just for a half each morning when we already buy a big box of normal?


Posted anonymously, 5th April 2020


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  • Both my babies have been breastfeed and my current 11 month old is breastfeed and I used cow’s milk when giving them Weet-Bix. Both started about the same age as your bub. One of my kids loved it the other didn’t. A bit of cow’s milk should be fine.


  • Normal weetbix should be fine. I’d use formula, but check with your doctor – they’d be more current with information.


  • Go for it! My kids preferred Weetabix over rice cereal. It also allows their tummy to slowly digest cow’s milk.


  • My kids grew up on weetbix. I added hot water and tinned milk and they loved it, still do. Seven months old is a perfectly good age to introduce normal cows milk


  • Most of my kids were having wheetbix, or something like it, by 7months. I also breast fed all of mine but used either normal or formulae with the wheetbix – depending on the child as some had allergies to dairy.


  • Yes that’s fine. Mine loved weetbix


  • I breastfed my babes, so I used some expressed milk, I don’t think formula would differ.


  • If you crush the weetbix to the size that baby rice or oats are I think it should be OK. If you are giving him formula maybe take a little out of his bottle.


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