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    Default new mommy

    hello! i am first time mama to a 5 week old and i have a few questions...
    1. how old is baby when cereal is used (rice cereal)
    2. how old is baby when baby food is introduced?

    thx!

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    Default Re: new mommy

    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Kara View Post
    hello! i am first time mama to a 5 week old and i have a few questions...
    1. how old is baby when cereal is used (rice cereal)
    2. how old is baby when baby food is introduced?

    thx!
    Congrats on your new baby!

    1) Rice cereal is typically introduced as the first food for a baby, but does not have to be your LO's first taste of "solids." I believe it's recommended by most pediatricians b/c it's the least likely to cause allergies and contains a fair amount of iron (but someone please correct me if that's not correct.)

    2) No matter what food you choose to intro first, it's not recommended for baby to have solids until they are at least 6 months of age. Some babies are older than that. Follow your LO's readiness cues to determine when to start with food. The first year's nutrition should come mainly from breastmilk.
    Sarah- Mommy to Ally (4/16/06) , Katlyn (11/13/07) & Rebekah (10/21/09)
    All three, all natural!

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