Sherri - posted on 06/09/2012 ( 153 moms have responded )
So I happened to get a hand out that all moms get at WIC yesterday. It is a form that is distributed by NH Dept of Health & Human Services - WIC Program. Photos/materials provided by NYS Department of Health
I was reading over it and found something interesting. Since this came directly from the infant nutritionist that I met with yesterday.
So here it is:
How much I might eat each day:
Breastfeed on demand, 6 or more times a day. Breastmilk is all I need until I am 6 months old. (I don't think anyone will dispute this)
If I am ready for solid foods, start out with 1-2 tbsp of single-grain rice infant cereal. This is the first food that should be given.
Wait 7 days to feed me another new food which should be oat or barley infant cereal, so you can watch me for food allergies.
My appetite will grow as I grow. If I seem hungry for another meal, I can have another serving of cereal or once the cereals have all been tried 1-2tbsp of pureed vegetables or fruits.
So I know there is a big controversy as to giving an infant cereal at all. However, if this is what is being recommended everywhere you turn and by so called experts on infant nutrition. How would a new mom even think it was not the best? What are your thoughts?