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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/











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**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 I am NOT telling you what to do, I just want people to have this information since so many pediatricians are out of date!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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mich.el.le
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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Quoting Anonymous:

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

If he's not getting enough food, the last thing you should be doing is giving him cereal, ffs.  Give him more milk or formula. *smfh*

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bear.katten
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM
Um ok? I dont need to "get over" anything. I want the info out there. My son has severe reflux as well, we give him a formula that is thicker every once in a while and I pump my milk to store.


Quoting Aamy:

Sorry but I will listen to my pedi thank you. Ds has horrible reflux, Dr finally said to add some rice cereal, and guess what, I had a baby that could keep food in his belly, finally felt full, and was happy. So get over it.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:25 PM
I gave it to my son but I never did it so he'd sleep, he was sleeping 8 hours straight at night at 3 weeks old. He was just always hungry.
luvhubandbabys
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:25 PM
My kids hated that stuff I plan to skip cereal with this bby. Its pretty gross.
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AmandaMaeBell
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:25 PM

It helped both of my kids with acid reflux.  So it was gag on acid, or eat rice cereal.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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Nope. It's really about the same. Real food doesn't come out of a box. Or bag. Or plastic cellophane.

Quoting Anonymous:

Well it's better than the Ramen noodles and Hostess processed donuts some lazy idiots feed their babies!
indyb
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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Why don't you worry about your baby and i'll worry about mine!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM

def not beofre they at least 6 months.

winkyloafer
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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Get over it!


Quoting bear.katten:

Um ok? I dont need to "get over" anything. I want the info out there. My son has severe reflux as well, we give him a formula that is thicker every once in a while and I pump my milk to store.




Quoting Aamy:

Sorry but I will listen to my pedi thank you. Ds has horrible reflux, Dr finally said to add some rice cereal, and guess what, I had a baby that could keep food in his belly, finally felt full, and was happy. So get over it.


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ripemango
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM

could you go into detail regarding the damage?


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