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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    I'm against it because I think it's an over processed filler, it's not food at all IMO.

    Eta sorry for the double post, I skimmed the thread and your question caught my eye.

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    How is ground rice overprocessed? Are people against rice in general or just when it's ground?

    I'm trying to make sense of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM View Post
    It's just like feeding them glue IMO. If someones bubba likes it, that's awesome, but blergh. I just couldn't do it lol. I wanted my bubs to enjoy their food!!
    Yeah it really is. It reminds me of wallpaper glue! After I tried it I decided there was no way I was going to feed it to my kid.

    And I don't see the point of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    How is ground rice overprocessed? Are people against rice in general or just when it's ground?

    I'm trying to make sense of it.
    "When flour is refined to make cereal, the grain’s most nutritious part is removed. The flour essentially becomes sugar.

    As white rice or flour turns into sugar in the body, it raises blood sugar and insulin levels. Worse, babies who consume highly-processed white rice or flour may become accustomed to this unhealthy diet in their older years".


    http://pachamamas.wordpress.com/2011...thy-baby-food/

    http://parentingsquad.com/first-food...-for-your-baby

    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/health&id=7930723

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    "When flour is refined to make cereal, the grain’s most nutritious part is removed. The flour essentially becomes sugar.

    As white rice or flour turns into sugar in the body, it raises blood sugar and insulin levels. Worse, babies who consume highly-processed white rice or flour may become accustomed to this unhealthy diet in their older years".


    http://pachamamas.wordpress.com/2011...thy-baby-food/

    http://parentingsquad.com/first-food...-for-your-baby

    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...lth&id=7930723
    Great articles!

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    I assume feeding it to babies is a throwback to ye olde days when they started solids really early. That's just a guess.

    For example, 37 years ago my MIL was advised to start rice cereal with her eldest son at 6 weeks old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I think OP means that she is against the current recommendation of feeding rice cereal as a first food, as we all know up until recently that's what the medical profession recommended,( and unfortunately some still do!) when in theory I think it was introduced in the early 1900,s when Gerber and Heinz made everyone think their babies needed artificial iron fortified mush!( before that everyone was feeding them fresh food!) I think it's just become the done thing whereas now as we are all discovering again fresh is best and BLW everyone is going against what maybe their parents did!
    Hmm, I just thought it was better than other cereal, and thought people used it in other food, not on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    How is ground rice overprocessed? Are people against rice in general or just when it's ground?

    I'm trying to make sense of it.
    Witwicky answered this. IF (and that's a big IF) I was going to give my baby rice cereal I would make it myself so that it held its nutritional value better.


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    I suppose I'm against the off the shelf variety nutritionally wise, but I believe in blw so I would never purée something unless it was meant to be puréed like soup..


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