When to start rice cereal while breastfeeding?
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Kaitlin - posted on 01/24/2012
Baby is ready for solids if they can sit (with a little help) and don't have the tongue reflex (pushing out food). Some this is 4 months, others 7 months. Whatever you do start with, start slow, 'tastings' really, rather than feedings, and try mixing breastmilk into the puree or oatmeal or rice cereal instead of water for added nutrients.
Kena - posted on 01/24/2012
Did you know that baby's first food does not have to be a commercial infant rice cereal?
Many pediatric resources are acknowledging the fact that avocado, banana and sweet potato make great first foods for baby. We prefer fruits and veggies first. Ask Your pediatrician about fruits and veggies instead of cereal. Read Rice Cereal Can Wait to learn about the new thinking from the AAP.
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