Kristen - posted on 02/14/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello ladies, I hope everyone is doing well today :)
I have a slight concern about my son's reaction to infant cereal. I recently started him on solid foods and noticed that when I fed him rice cereal his skin on his face got very irritated. After a couple days of no cereal and some Aveeno baby lotion, the irritation would disappear. I tried giving him rice cereal mixed with my breastmilk twice (for 3 days) and this happened both times. I then waited for it to clear up again and tried giving him oatmeal cereal and the same thing happened. Has anyone had a similar experience at all? He does fine with other baby food, its always the cereal that causes the rash on his face. He has no other symptoms, no sign of any discomfort or any other health concerns. I was wondering if anyone knew what might be causing this and also if anyone knew if it was all right to just feed him gerber fruits, veggies and meats without any cereal until he can start eating finger foods. I am a first time mom and I just want to make sure that I am giving him a healthy diet! Thanks so much!