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Feeding the Littles: Baby’s First Oatmeal

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Nutrition,Recipes at 8:38 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
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Everyone wants the best for their children. When starting baby’s first foods, the doctor will usually recommend rice cereal but it’s not mandatory. For me, I did the research and learned infants stomachs produce very little amylase, the enzyme needed to break down starch which is why I decided to wait until around ten months to introduce grains. However, five to seven months seems to be a sweet spot where they have enough salivary amylase and if you give breast milk that contains amylase as well. So your little one can break down the starch. Just remember everything in moderation.  It’s completely up to you to choose what foods are best for your little one.

So one of the first grains we did was oatmeal since we were beyond rice cereal and it’s less constipating. Here’s a delicious recipe to try that you can make in bulk, keep in the fridge and use for three to four days.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  • Bring water to a boil and add oats
  • Turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Remove from heat and add milk




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