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    DS is 19weeks. When can I start giving baby rice cereal? And how often??

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    We didn't start until 6 months. We only gave it to her once cause there are much better things you can give - the rice cereal is pretty much useless nutrition wise lol

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    We started at 19 weeks we gave it to him once a day for 2 days of weaning then we started introducing other foods. I sometimes mixed rice cereal with Apple, pear or banana to give it flavour. Important to give your little one variety

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    This link might help.

    http://www.health.gov.au/internet/pu...toc~gug-solids

    I started my first on rice cereal when she was 6 months old. My other two started at 5.5 months and we gave rice cereal a miss and went for BLW instead.

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    I started my son at 6 months, but he hated rice cereal/ purées, so we did BLW instead.

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    That stuff tastes like cr@p. You'd be better off starting with some fruit or vegies, and as PP have said, have a look at Baby Led Weaning.

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    We bypassed rice cereal as my dd has chronic constipation and that was the reason for starting solids at 3.5 months the paediatrician and midwives told me they don't necessarily recommend it anymore. Starting with veggies is just as acceptable now.

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    We too skipped the rice cereal last time around, it's pretty blergh (I wouldn't eat it!) try really ripe soft avocado, ripe banana, soft cooked chunks of pumpkin etc

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    19 weeks is still too young - these are the most recent up to date Australian guidelines of exclusive breastfeeding/formula until around 6 months and then any food can be introduced ( except honey)

    http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc...ne_summary.pdf

    We also did BLW and started with egg, avocado , broccoli, goat yogurt , salmon and I made my own "cereal" of puffed quinoa with formula and pear

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    We skipped it and went straight to veggies at 5 months. Rice cereal tastes horrible and has no nutritional value so I decided against it.

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