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    Default oatmeal instead of rice?

    So DD is 6 mos and ready to eat like a maniac. We've dabbled with some fruit but am getting harrassed by relatives to give her something more substantial like rice porridge. But instead of an empty filler, I was thinking of oatmeal. Is it ok give oatmeal instead of rice cereal or rice porridge?

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    Default Re: oatmeal instead of rice?

    Yes, it is okay. But why are they harassing you to give her anything in the first place?

    adding this link --------> First Foods

    Cereal is not at all necessary, particularly the baby cereals. Regular (whole grain) oatmeal is more nutritious for your baby.
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    Default Re: oatmeal instead of rice?

    they think she looks too skinny. I have to admit I thought my baby would be a bit chunkier but ped is reassuring and says dd is just fine. I figure a little oatmeal couldn't hurt.

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    Default Re: oatmeal instead of rice?

    Well I am sure you're aware BF babies have a different growth pattern than FF babies . See here ------ > Growth Charts

    Healthy breastfed infants tend to grow more rapidly than formula-fed infants in the first 2-3 months of life and less rapidly from 3 to 12 months.


    Also - see the link in my first post to find notes on watching for allergies
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    Default Re: oatmeal instead of rice?

    we skipped rice cereals and went right for porridge oats at 7 months (you could do it at 6) - so i don't see why not. dd seemed to really like it too mixed with a bit of fruit and ebm like a pp said, just watch for allergies... hth

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    Default Re: oatmeal instead of rice?

    Hi,

    Let me know how it goes I'm in the same predicament.

    Jennipher

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    Default Re: oatmeal instead of rice?

    Absolutely! My DS never really liked the rice cereal stuff, but who could blame him?! Have you tasted that stuff? I wouldn't eat it.

    We give my DS the oatmeal mixed with bananas. I pour 1oz. of EBM in a bowl and mix in the oatmeal to a fairly thick consisitency. He loves it! My DH and I have tasted it too because we taste everything before we give it to him and it is very good. The EBM makes it even more sweet.

    Now that he's 8 months. We give him a half to a whole thing of fruit with the oatmeal too... not mixed in with the oatmeal, but on the side.

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    Default Re: oatmeal instead of rice?

    I give DS "scottish oatmeal" just about every morning, sometimes witha little banana or applesauce along side. He's never had baby cereal at all!


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