Rice cereal

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Rice cereal is the name commonly given to industrially manufactured baby food based on rice. Its ingredient list is not well defined and depends on the manufacturer. It has been recommended by pediatricians in the United States as the initial food for solid food-ready babies for the second half of the 20th century.[1]

Most[citation needed] commercially available rice cereals in the US contain extracted ingredients that a naturally breastfed baby may find to be a shock to the system,[citation needed] such as soy oil, lecithin,[citation needed] but which a baby served baby formula will have gotten used to.[citation needed] When selecting a rice cereal for a breastfed baby, it is important to read the ingredients list to avoid these industry-extracted additives.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Rice Cereal Controversy: Does It Make Kids Fat?". abcnews. abcnews. Retrieved 28 September 2013.