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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can i give my baby oatmeal cereal instead of rice cereal when she's 4 month old? i read rice cereal contains arsenic and it can harm my baby.

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Start at 6 months: Start solids at 6 months of age. Rice cereal contains arsenic. Wise to use fortified oatmeal instead of rice cereal. More about arsenic and rice cereal. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/fda-warns-parents-about-arsenic-in-rice-cereal-201604059473 More about why rice cereal is not a good first food. https://www.drgreene.com/whiteout-faq/
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