I heard the same thing about the cereal/iron connection. However, my kids didn't like it much and I was lazy about making it every morning so they really didn't eat much of it and they are totally health kids!
Originally Posted by Greaseball
Is baby cereal iron-fortified, or is the iron naturally occuring? I'm also going to skip infant cereal and just give dd2 pureed oatmeal when it's time. Does that have iron?
Originally Posted by wendygrace
baby cereal is iron fortified which is why its harder for the iron to digest. I will also be skipping the baby cereal and started with foods rich in natural iron.
Originally Posted by tash
Telling me not to make my baby food etc, when everything in the jar was just as good, if not better because the FDA has higher standards for baby food. There are times, when I feel that I know more than my ped!
Originally Posted by CryPixie83
LOL Yes, higher standards... I can see it now... "Oh, preservatives never hurt anyone..." Blech!