Sunday, August 5, 2007

the myth of baby cereal

did you know that the la leche league does not recommend feeding your baby rice cereal as their first food?

"Commercial, iron-fortified cereals are often the first foods served to
babies who are not breastfeeding because they need the extra iron, but breastfed babies are rarely anemic as the iron in human milk is well-utilized. If there is concern about the baby's iron levels, a simple test  can be done in the doctor's office."

the best foods to start your baby on are avocado and/or banana.  they have lots of nutrients, vitamins and fresh food is INFINITELY better than a processed, empty grain.

this website has loads of advice about stating solids and again, advocates for skipping commercial baby cereal.


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