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Moms Want To Know About:

Feeding Oatmeal to their baby.

Mom Asks:

Is my 6 month old too young for oatmeal porridge?

Ruth says:

No, he’s not too young, you can start him on oatmeal Super Porridge, just make sure it’s very smooth so he won’t choke on any lumps.  Get the organic steel cut oats or just plain oatmeal flakes from the natural foods store or the part of the supermarket that has “health” foods.  Quick cook oatmeal or the brands processed with sugar aren’t as healthy as plain, unprocessed oatmeal.  It is perfectly normal and very common for babies to get constipated when they start eating solid foods, especially on whole grains because of the fiber.

Here’s what to do about constipation:  Feed him about 2 ounces of commercial jarred baby prunes with the oatmeal.  Only two ounces, though, or you’ll have poop up the back !  With each meal, offer your baby a few tablespoons of plain water in a cup.  Let him get used to and like drinking plain water, not juice.  Thanks for writing! 🙂

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