Am I the only one who is against the practice of rice cereal as baby's first food??
I just cannot see how there is anything good about it. It's basically just starch and sugar, sooo different to breast milk. Why not give them something similar, like animal based protein, like liver.
What are some good first 'real' foods?
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23-01-2012 03:37 #1
Against rice cereal - am I alone?
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23-01-2012 05:25 #2
Many years ago my immunology Professor mentioned in class that of children who develop allergies, a reasonable amount of the time they are developed to their earliest foods, eg. peanut butter, orange juice.
I haven't looked for or stumbled across any literature to back up that statement, but it could be a good reason to practice solids with something bland and uninteresting.
23-01-2012 05:48 #3
see, I just feel that both of those foods are processed, and that that may be why they are linked to allergies etc.
Why are whole foods limited to hippies and vegans
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23-01-2012 05:50 #4
I would never feed my worst enemy rice cereal!!! Avocado was big in our house, and pureed fruit and veg, and my younger two pretty much did the child led weaning onto solids, so it was whatever took their fancy, obviously no rice cereal in the house!!
23-01-2012 06:05 #5
avocado is the food I've picked; I'd love to confidently and assertively offer processed liver, but hey.
23-01-2012 06:15 #6
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23-01-2012 06:21 #7
I gave jasper rice cereal as a first first because I thought it was what was 'done'. This baby I'll go with some kind of real food, like avocado or banana etc
23-01-2012 06:33 #8Senior Member
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My son never had it. We just did avocado and pieces of fruit and steamed veg.
23-01-2012 06:44 #9
We eat whole foods, but my 8yo is having rice flake porridge for breakfast, so I wonder how it's all that different to baby rice cereal. I have none in the house to compare.
23-01-2012 07:00 #10Senior Member
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Rice cereal is horrible gluggy stuff. I fed it to DD1 because that is what everyone said to feed her. But with DD2 we will try fingers of steamed veg or fruit first.
She has started to suck on wedges of cucumber or cantalope we offer when she is desperately grabbing at my breakfast.
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