Readers Brenda and Leah wonder if they need to feed their baby a commercial infant cereal. Here's the answer, in 7 parts, all supported by science.
Posts tagged ‘fortified cereal’
Can babies digest starch? If you search for the answer to this question online, you will run into dire warnings of the dangers of giving starch to babies. But these sites might set off your woo detector – as they should. I figured it was time to put some evidence-based information about babies and starch digestion on the Internet.
I mentioned in my last post (Does My Baby Get Enough Iron?) that I have been worrying about my 9-month-old’s iron nutrition. Iron deficiency can cause lasting delays and deficits in cognitive and behavioral development, and I don’t want to go there.
First, let’s consider if your baby is actually at risk for iron deficiency, because why fret about something that isn’t a problem? You have enough to worry about.