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Perhaps one of the biggest and most frightening crimes against young infants by pediatricians, food marketers and parents everywhere is the recommendation that young infants should be eating rice cereals or other grains. Scientists studied the effect of cereal on sleep and found that adding the cereal did nothing at all to speed up the age of sleeping through the night. There are lot of other child developmental issues too related with the same!
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FDA officials are requiring rice cereal to contain no more than 100 parts per billion of inorganic arsenic.
In order to digest grains, your body needs to make use of an enzyme called amylase. Amylase is the enzyme responsible for splitting starches. And, guess what? Babies don't make amylase in large enough quantities to digest grains until after they are a year old at the earliest.
If you feed your baby cereal or other grains, you're doing more than simply sticking them with an indigestible food. You're feeding them an indigestible food in place of something more nutrient-dense.
More than 50% of the calories in mother's milk comes from saturated fat. That's for a good reason. Babies need fat in order to grow their brains, nervous system, and cell membranes. These vitamins are essential for your baby to grow a strong, sturdy bone structure.