Re: Pressure to Start Rice Cereal
Rice cereal probably isn't going to make your baby gain weight. It's just starch, whereas your milk is fat, protein, carbs- if cereal is like a rice cake, breastmilk is a milkshake! And I know what I'm going to eat if I want to gain weight!
The one thing cereal does have is iron. Most breastfed babies get their iron needs met at the breast, but some do end up anemic and AFAIK anemia can impact weight gain. So if your LO hasn't had finger stick to check her iron levels, you might want to get her one at her 9 month check-up.
Not saying your LO is too small- just saying it makes sense to check her iron at some point.
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