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    Default She LOVES rice cereal, is this ok???

    My LO has been on rice cereal for about 6 weeks. SHE LOVES IT!! We tried some solids, but she developed a rash on her belly ... which we think may be allergies to something, so we stopped all the solids for now. The rash is still there but I am hoping the rice cereal is not the culprit. We go to the pedi on Monday.

    My question is... Is it ok that she loves the rice cereal so much??? I know that solids are only for practice eating "real" foods and the rice cereal is pretty much "empty calories" but breakfast and dinner are the highlight of her day.

    Thanks for the input.
    All I do is
    But I could not be happier!!

    Mom to
    Sophia Olivia (9/26/07)
    34 weekers:
    Samantha Jane (9/24/09)
    Jillian Elizabeth (9/24/09)

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    Default Re: She LOVES rice cereal, is this ok???

    Quote Originally Posted by ladybug6 View Post
    Is it ok that she loves the rice cereal so much???
    Only you can answer that. You know your baby best.

    As for the rash, if it started with the introduction of cereal, it could be the culprit. Very few people are allergic to rice, but it can happen.

    Have you ever considered making your own cereal? Whole grain rice cereal is very easy (and economical) to make and it's a healthier alternative to the store-bought baby cereal.

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    Default Re: She LOVES rice cereal, is this ok???

    I make my own baby cereal and its easy!!!

    grind up brown rice in the blender until it is very fine.

    boil 1/4 cup of water
    add 1 tablespoon of ground up rice

    turn down the heat to a medium
    start whisking with a wire whisk for about three minutes

    take off heat

    add breastmilk/formula to get it the correct consistency for your LO.


    Enjoy!

    Its easy and my LO loves it.

    It will make about two ounces of cereal.
    : breastfeeding mamma to our second daughter Gwendolyn Rose born 3/26/10 and to my 31 month old sweetie Alayna.

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    Default Re: She LOVES rice cereal, is this ok???

    Quote Originally Posted by ladybug6 View Post
    My question is... Is it ok that she loves the rice cereal so much??? I know that solids are only for practice eating "real" foods and the rice cereal is pretty much "empty calories" but breakfast and dinner are the highlight of her day.
    It's actually not just "empty calories" - the cereals are fortified with iron, which is important for babies since their "stores" start running lower as they get to be 6+ months.

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