I'm confused about when it is appropriate to offer wheat to babies. In The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding it is listed under both "Some Simple Starter Foods" and "Foods to Avoid."
Lizzie is almost 7 months and has been "eating" solids for about a month. We haven't had any allergic reactions to any fruits or veggies. Starting about a week ago she began to visibly enjoy her food and look for more. At dinner tonight she was drooling over my grilled cheese and tomato soup (and I didn't have anything else to offer her- it was one of those days) so I offered her a couple strips of whole wheat crust. I'll watch for adverse reactions, of course, but I'm not sure if I'm jumping the gun on this food. Neither DH or I have any allergies, though I have a few family members with gluten sensitivities.
If wheat is okay, does that mean that whole wheat bread with all it's yeast, honey, salt, etc baked in is okay, too?
I remember hearing long before I became a mommy that little kids should have white bread, not whole grains. Supposedly the fiber clears everything out of their systems before they can absorb the nutrients. Sounds like a load of hooey to me. Does anyone know?