when/ when do you plan to start cereal?

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when did you or when will you start cereal in a bowl?

Poll ended at Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:49 pm

1month
3
6%
2 months
0
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3 months
0
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4 months
17
35%
5 months
8
16%
5 months
8
16%
6 months
11
22%
7 months
0
No votes
8 months
1
2%
9 months
1
2%
10 months
0
No votes
11 months or longer
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 49

Postby nessifly » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:58 pm

RowanMama wrote:Because there is research the reveals added health benefits for breastfed babies (re: immunity). The combination of "mother's microbes", her secreted antibodies and white blood cells (that excrete hormones) provide for further immune development and added protection for gut infection as well as ear and upper respiratory illness. The introduction of solids changes the microbial environment drastically. If done too soon it will negate "some" of the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding during the crucial gut and immune development stage.


Is this true for cereals w/ probiotics, like Happy Bellies?
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Postby RowanMama » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:30 pm

nessifly wrote:Is this true for cereals w/ probiotics, like Happy Bellies?


Probiotics are great to help digestion, but its still a different flora than what would naturally be there. The food itself also changes the chemical environment in the stomach and intestines which then also affect the live white blood cells present in breast milk.

Its a delicate relationship that prior to industrialization of human kind would not have normally be interrupted. Unfortunately, the effect of disrupting such relationships has only begun to be revealed with the advancement of science and the relative newness of processed foods marketed toward infants.
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Postby january » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:34 am

Stucky wrote:I'm thinking of stopping the cereal if there is nothing nutritious for her- its a pain to warm the pumped milk, add the cereal than i've always added too much and I have to warm more milk :roll: ... does anyone know if fruits and veggies are really just as nutritious? And whats the point of cereal anyway? Any good website ideas?


I use cereal to give some weight to all the milk in her tummy -- helps to keep the massive amounts of barf down a bit. :D
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Postby Stucky » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:35 am

I only buy Earths Best products, I wonder if their cereal has natural iron and not chemically added...I certainly don't want that.
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Postby LoneStar » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:34 am

We tried cereal at 5 months and it didn't go over too well. So we tried again at 6 months and it's going much better. He eats oatmeal instead of the rice cereal. I've always assumed it's a practice food just to get them used to taking a spoon. I don't think that they need to eat it. (Which is why I don't understand putting it in a bottle, but that's a whole other discussion.)

P.S. Has anyone else noticed that Earth's Best purees are super cheaper at Target than anywhere else? A 2.5 oz jar is $0.54 at Target, whereas at my grocery store it's about $0.95. :) (I'm a WOHM and don't have time to make my own babyfood. Between pumping and CDing, I figured that I can't be supermom afterall. Haha!)
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Postby Susy07 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:25 am

january wrote: helps to keep the massive amounts of barf down a bit. :D


always a plus :rofl:
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