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STOP WITH THE RICE CEREAL (This is posted under "Babies" too)

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(Yes I have this posted under "Babies" too but there seems to be more moms under "Mom Confessions" so I'm posting it twice to get this information out there!)











Did you know how very bad rice cereal is for your baby?











I have had SOOO many people trying to force me to give rice cereal to my 3 month old son and I've had it. So I did some research and talked to our pediatrician about it and this is the gist of what I found out:











Babies CANNOT digest rice cereal! They do not produce the enzyme (or enough of it) to break rice cereal down (OR other cereals, breads, crackers or other grains) so it literally rots in their stomach. Yes it can make them sleep longer but the risks far outweigh the benefits. "They" actually dont suggest giving a baby grains until at least after their first birthday when they can digest it better.











I know many of you will say "Well I did it with my LO and he/she never had any problems" and I believe you. Not every child shows obvious signs of damage, but that doesnt mean it hasnt done some damage! Please read this article before you post your opinion because these are FACTS.











http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/right-way-to-feed-babies/











Sorry if its not "clickable"






**EDIT** If you didnt even read the article then dont post a comment!! I am NOT telling you what to do, I just want people to have this information since so many pediatricians are out of date!





**EDIT 2** My son has severe acid reflux and guess what we dont use?! RICE CEREAL! There are other things you can do to stop them from puking other than giving them CRAP. He is on an antacid that works wonders and we mixed something with my pumped breastmilk to give it more fat because he lost a lot of weight as a newborn before we started the meds and it worked great! Yes my pediatrician suggested giving my 3 week old rice cereal in a bottle and we changed pediatricians.


ALSO, I TOOK THIS ARTICLE TO MY PEDIATRICIAN BEFORE POSTING THIS! SHE TOTALLY AGREE'S EXCEPT FOR THE PART ABOUT EGGS. SHE AGREE'S THAT EGGS HAVE GREAT NUTRITIONAL VALUE BUT THEY ARE ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT MAY CAUSE ALLERGIES SO STOP SAYING "Listen to your pediatrician and not Dr. Google" BECAUSE MY PEDIATRICIAN HAS THE SAME VIEWS ON GRAINS!!!

HERE IS ANOTHER ARTICLE ABOIT IT: http://www.foodrenegade.com/why-ditch-infant-cereals/
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by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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bear.katten
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:20 PM
Give him more formula or formula and breastmilk until he is 4-6 months and can start on something he can DIGEST. My DS wasnt getting enough at first because he has severe acid reflux and they gave me something to put in my pumped breastmilk to make the fat content higher to help him gain weight. That is a much better solution than giving your baby cereal that ROTS in his stomach. You also replied way too fast to have even read the article so why are you posting your opinion?


Quoting Anonymous:

When the risks are lo not getting enough food, he'll get the cereal

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StrangeDays
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:20 PM
Well, it's a little too late for me. My kids are carboholic poop machines :D
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Nicoleb9
by Emerald Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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Don't listen to your pediatrician. Listen to screen name bear.katten on the internetz.


Quoting The.Hug.Life:

Not even a little bit? Her pediatrician told us to because DD is trying to wean herself.

Quoting bear.katten:

Yes because it is a grain.





Quoting The.Hug.Life:

What? Really? I give my 9 month old oatmeal...it's bad for her?





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Lady_In_Ink
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:21 PM
My kids loooove powdered donuts ;)

Quoting Anonymous:

Well it's better than the Ramen noodles and Hostess processed donuts some lazy idiots feed their babies!
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bear.katten
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:21 PM
There are a lot of pds that are out of date on this information. A little bit of grain rotting in her stomach is better than a lot but I'd give her something she can digest such as a veggie.


Quoting The.Hug.Life:

Not even a little bit? Her pediatrician told us to because DD is trying to wean herself.

Quoting bear.katten:

Yes because it is a grain.





Quoting The.Hug.Life:

What? Really? I give my 9 month old oatmeal...it's bad for her?





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KMadsen
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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Rice cereal has no nutritional value & is just a filler. My daughter never had it. I did baby led solids after 6 months.

CutieCrab
by Jen on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Umm ok.
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crazysheep
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Are there any cases of damage to a child?
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luvmymunchkins3
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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why dont you worry about your own kids
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Ninjabubble
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:22 PM
My son had bloody diarrhea when we gave him rice cereal. :/
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