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Old 06-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #13
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Re: Do I have to start with rice cereal? (kind of a rant, kind of a question)

Your ped should know better. The current recommendation for EBF kids is no earlier than 6 months. My ped said no earlier than 6 months but I could wait as long as I wanted to introduce solid foods. I can't remember how old #2 was but we just gave her little bits of stuff and big things she could gnaw on.

Cereals are actually not good as baby foods since they are pure sugar (starch) and fairly nutritionally void. Better choices are avocados, bananas, peaches, cooked apples, mushed potatoes, etc. Those taste better, too!
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