Why is is that some mothers read the reasons why rice cereal is no longer recommended and suddenly decide to take it as a personal attack and ‘OH BUT MY DOCTOR SAID…’ Hush now. Your doctor is probably a GP - a general practitioner - meaning he/she has a GENERAL understanding of certain aspects of…
Even paediatricians won’t know better if they’ve done their training ages ago because very few actually stay up to date with research.
Sad really. They’re really just GPs for children. A paediatric dietitian will tell you how bad rice cereal is.
Which is what I was going to school to be before I decided birth work was for me. Rice cereal is bad, m’kay? That’s like the first thing we covered in my pediatric nutrition class. Absolutely nothing, and I mean NOTHING (obvs babies with medical conditions need their meds) in a babies tummy but breastmilk until they are 6 months old, formula if breastfeeding isn’t an option, but breastfeeding is ideal, and no rice cereal what so ever. None. Nada. No. Nuh-uh. Don’t. Empty calories, starch, and glucose, linked to juvenile diabetes and digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. Icky. Best first food? Avocados mixed with breastmilk.