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Why is RICE CEREAL bad for baby??

Anonymous
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I keep hearing how it's no good.

I will admit when my youngest DD was a baby (over 4 years ago) I gave her rice cereal. I gave it to my oldest DD as well.

Well now I'm hearing that rice cereal is a no-no (mostly from moms here) & that if I must - to use oatmeal cereal instead.

What happened to rice cereal?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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michelles89
by Silver Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:32 AM
I don't think it's bad personal choice but really it's just empty calories I fed it to my son 3.5 yrs ago and it never filled him up were skipping it with dd who will be 4 months on the 19th and waiting until 6 months to start baby food
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:33 AM

No idea my son ate tons of rice cereal and he is perfectly healthy 2yo and loves any rice

SalemWitchChild
by Blessed be on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:35 AM

It's just empty calories. Most moms are told to put it in bottles to help babies feel more full which is a huge no no.

If you're going to introduce other foods, there are better options. But baby doesn't need fillers. Especially babies under 6months.

sweetmissy_05
by Gold Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Not sure...all 4 of mine ate rice cereal.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM

My youngest son had severe reflux. He literally puked EVERY time he ate. He was 11lbs at 3 months old and doctors were NOT helping me. So I started making a mix with his formula and rice cereal. He started holding his feedings down after that and gained the weight back. Doctors asked me how I did it and I told them. They acted like I was some kind of genius because they just expected me to sit there and watch my baby starve to death instead. My oldest didnt get rice cereal barely at all though.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Hmmm interesting
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mommyrustina
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I wouldn't necessarily say that it is bad (unless given too early), it just isn't good. Why give them something that is just empty calories when there are tons of better options?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:41 AM
All baby cereal is crap
Mom7142
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM
I gave it to all 4 of mine. People are so concerned with gluten these days that could be a reason but its not bad, it's your personal choice. My kids turned out fine and had no problems.
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