1- Simply because it tastes horrid and looks like slop. I hold the view that I would never give my baby something that an adult wouldn’t eat.
2- It’s unnecessary. There is literally no point in it, not only does it not have anything nutritiously beneficial in it, and if you are following the guidelines and waiting until 6 months to wean your baby, you may as well give them what you’re eating instead of wasting money on a naff product.
3- It can be linked to diabetes. A study published in Arch Intern Med found that those who ate white rice 5 or more times a week had a 17% increased risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those who ate it less than once a month.
4- It’s high in sugar. Dr Alan Greene compares it to feeding your baby a spoonful of sugar.
5- Breastmilk or formula is enough for a baby for the first 6 months. After this, a baby can eat a varied, balance diet.
6- Fresh foods are cheaper, better and tastier. Even if you are going down the puree route, making your own purees using fresh fruits and vegetables will be healthier and tastier.
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