Gerber Infant Cereal Displacement Values

Note: Displacement factor was determined as volume of prepared GERBER GOOD START GENTLE Infant Formula displaced (mL) per gram of Gerber Infant Cereal listed below.

Last Updated: December 2016

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Cereal Displacement FActor (mL/g) Displacement Factor (mL/teaspoon Displacement Factor (ml/tablespoon
Gerber Rice Cereal 1.002 1.25 3.76
Gerber Oatmeal Cereal 0.8016 1.00 2.00

As per the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines, excessive energy intake may occur with long-term use of feedings thickened with infant cereal. To this point, it is important to realize that thickening a 20-kcal/oz infant formula with 1 tablespoon of rice cereal per ounce increases the energy density to 34 kcal/oz.