I thought this was well worth sharing with others, as I didn't know this when my boys were starting solids but I really wish I did. (They didn't eat much if this stuff, but I wouldn't have bothered with it at all ha I of known)
A few if the points aren't really valid in aus (American article, but it translates nonetheless) and I have pointed that out below- but the question remains why do we still buy this? And worse- why do some working in the baby field still push it?
I remember telling a worker at a sleep school tha I was doing BLW with my 7 month twins, and that they eat what I do. She was horrified, said they would be iron deficient since my milk lost iron at 6 months (not true) and I needed to put them in rice cereal ASAP!
Article here: http://www.analyticalarmadillo.co.uk...-rice.html?m=1
Quick run down:
1 it's bland and tasteless- yet sweet, which many influence later food choices
2. It's outdated
3. It's highly refined
4. It can amuse deficiencies.
5. It's high in sugar
6. It could be linked to diabetes
7. It can contain arsenic (this is in America, not true for au, thankfully!)
8. It can contain other toxic metals (not sure of validity of this one either)
9. It pointless!