A girl I used to work with had her baby 3 days before DS was born. She told me she was going to nurse him. I was extremely supportive of her (one of the only people who was) and told her I'd help in any way I could. I heard she was still nursing her DD at 6 weeks and I was pleasantly shocked. I really didn't expect her to keep with it, knowing her personality.
I talked to her today and she said she's no longer breastfeeding, in that she's not putting her to the breast any more. She's pumping and feeding via bottle. Hey, I think it's fabulous that she's committed to her DD getting breastmilk! However, she also told me that she's giving her DD rice cereal in her bottles 2-3 times a day so that she'll sleep more/longer. Her DD is not even 2 months old yet!
I cannot tell you how hard it was to bite my tongue on this. With just about anyone else I would speak up about how bad it is for baby's digestive tract to have cereal introduced so early, etc., but I know it would fall on deaf ears with her, especially since it seems to be working in the "sleep department." She also sent me pictures of her DD and she is WAY chubby. Now, granted, I know that a lot of babies are pretty chubby and grow out of it, but I wonder how much of this baby's quadruple chin is due to the empty calories provided by the rice cereal.