when to introduce rice cereal into baby's diet?

Stephanie - posted on 12/21/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My baby is 4.5 months old and just consuming breast milk. I'm fine with waiting to introduce cereal; I feel that she's getting all she needs. But can you wait too long? What is the benefit of cereal, aside from iron, etc.?

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Sarah - posted on 12/23/2013

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Feeding cereal has some mixed reviews. Some docs will say you can start feeding cereal at 4 months. Other docs say that there is not much benefit to baby cereal and to wait and start solids at 6 months and to not even feed cereal. I would talk with your doc. and do some research.....see what you find and then you can decide what is best for your child.

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