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user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" why do peeple say theres no nutritional value in rice cereal? its fortified with iron along with many ... [snip!] ... first food, something that is also plain and easy to digest. This is what my doctor recommends first, so I am fine with that."


http://www.foodrenegade.com/why-ditch-infant-cereals/
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/20/get-the-white-out-of-babys-first-foods.aspx
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/w_ParentingResource/baby-diet-white-rice-cereal-pediatrician-dr-alan-greene-focuses/story?id=12801589#.UcXizpyLjkd

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10464 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" why do people say there's no nutritional value in rice cereal? its fortified with iron along with many ... [snip!] ... first food, something that is also plain and easy to digest. This is what my doctor recommends first, so I am fine with that."


Ehh... I don't it has enough nutrition to replace breastmilk or formula.



And the fortified iron makes it hard for babies to poop. :(

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27603 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" why do people say there's no nutritional value in rice cereal? its fortified with iron along with many ... [snip!] ... first food, something that is also plain and easy to digest. This is what my doctor recommends first, so I am fine with that."


Because formula or breast milk has tons more so why substitute it with something that cant compare?

SquirrelyMom 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 822 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting loser mom:" Ehh... I don't it has enough nutrition to replace breastmilk or formula. And the fortified iron makes it hard for babies to poop. :("


well it certainly shouldn't replace breastmilk or formula of course, but adding it in at 6months in small amounts is fine to introduce your baby to solids.

slayera Due February 2 (twins); 4 kids; 3 angel babies; nowhere, ca, United States 969 posts
22nd Jun '13

rice cereal before anything else. there little stomaches r not mature enough for the baby food yet. my doctor had me start rice cereal at 4 months on account of my little guy was in the 0% for weight gain, now hes in the 4%. she also said 6 months before introducing baby food. rice cereal is more gentle than the other cereals. hope that helps.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10464 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" well it certainly shouldn't replace breastmilk or formula of course, but adding it in at 6months in small amounts is fine to introduce your baby to solids."


IDK... I used the single grain oatmeal anyway.



I'm a huge oatmeal fan anyway. :oops::D

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27603 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting slayera:" rice cereal before anything else. there little stomaches r not mature enough for the baby food yet. my ... [snip!] ... the 4%. she also said 6 months for introdicong baby food. rice cereal is more gentle than the other cereals. hope that helps."


I don't know who your Dr is but hes full of crap, big time!

slayera Due February 2 (twins); 4 kids; 3 angel babies; nowhere, ca, United States 969 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Rette Mich:" I don't know who your Dr is but hes full of crap, big time!"


im not sure what u mean by that but thats the advise i was given. he has weight issues & was hospitalized for an eating problem. so every baby is different. hes very small for 7 months & can still wear newborn onsies.

SquirrelyMom 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 822 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting loser mom:" Ehh... I don't it has enough nutrition to replace breastmilk or formula. And the fortified iron makes it hard for babies to poop. :("


isn't formula iron fortified?

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27603 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting slayera:" im not sure what u mean by that but thats the advise i was given. he has weight issues & was hospitalized ... [snip!] ... for an eating problem. so every baby is different. hes very small for 7 months & can still wear newborn onsies."


Ok and maybe for a child like that, but that is not good advice for a normal child.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10464 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" isn't formula iron fortified?"


Everything in formula is fortified.

SquirrelyMom 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 822 posts
22nd Jun '13

And I'm pretty sure the amounts and type of iron in formula and cereals won't constipate a baby. Iron drops or pills? thats another story

Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 17885 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting slayera:" im not sure what u mean by that but thats the advise i was given. he has weight issues & was hospitalized ... [snip!] ... for an eating problem. so every baby is different. hes very small for 7 months & can still wear newborn onsies."


How much does he weight?

slayera Due February 2 (twins); 4 kids; 3 angel babies; nowhere, ca, United States 969 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Belle De Jour:" How much does he weight? "


hes finally putting on some weight. hes 14lbs.

Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 17885 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting slayera:" hes finally putting on some weight. hes 14lbs."


That's really not to terribly small.
Was he ever loosing weight or just not putting it on? Both my girls weighed about that when they were that age and neither of them hit 20lbs till after they turned 1.
They are 2 and 3 now and weigh 24lbs and 26lbs. Both of them still fit into 12 months clothing.
Don't let the doctors freak you out to much. I've been told all kinds of things about my oldest because she is so small. But she is healthy and happy. She's just small.