Angela - posted on 04/15/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
I am really curious to see the opinions of other moms and to possibly have a full out debate on the pros and cons of the infamous "cereal" for babies. Why do moms feed their babies this non-nutritional bland nasty tasting cereal that causes constipation in babies more often than not? Obviously you can see I am totally against this "cereal" business. Do people actually believe that when a baby cries in the middle of the night that it means that they need this "cereal" to force a baby to sleep through the night?
I am delaying all solids for my LO until at least 7 months. Until then she will be exclusively breastfed.
And when I do start, my daughters first food will not be cereal... it will be Avacado's which from the research I have done is supposed to be one of natures most healthiest fruits. Its nutritional value is comparable to breast milk. It is highly fortified in iron and has all of those wonderful good fats to ensure my baby is her healthiest.
Here is an excerpt from one of the sites I have read info on:
The Goodness of Avocado:
Avocado makes a great first food for baby due to its texture and creaminess as well as its high nutrient content.
Avocados are often called one of nature's perfect foods because they are said to contain everything a person needs to survive.
A wonderful "good fat" food for baby's brain and physical development, try an avocado as baby's first food instead of refined cereals.
Alright ladies lets debate!!!! :)
P.S: I want this a clean debate with no nastiness. I am just curious and think that this is a subject that can help a lot of momma's! Have fun with this...