Re: Exclusively Breastfeed to Six Months
The "window of opportunity" just means you get them used to a spoon being put into their mouth by somebody else, before they get too independent and want to do it themselves. Heaven forbid they try to feed themselves. (Can you tell I am a baby lead weaning mama?)
Your doctor's point about rice cereal being for practice is correct. It has no nutritional value and serves no purpose but to practice spoon feeding, supposedly with a low risk of allergic reaction.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.