Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Some Food for Thought: Baby Nutrition Ideas

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Some Food for Thought: Baby Nutrition Ideas

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Dear Doctor K: What do I need to know about solid food for my baby?

Dear Reader: To make sure I had current information, I spoke to my colleague Dr. Claire McCarthy, a primary care pediatrician at Harvard-affiliated Boston Children's Hospital. Research has led to three big changes:

- Don't give rice cereal. For many youngsters, their first foray into solid food was a spoonful of rice cereal. Pediatricians used to recommend it as a go-to starting food. But then the Consumer Products Safety Commission raised concern about the amount of arsenic in rice and rice products. (The rice plant is very good at pulling arsenic out of the soil.)

Arsenic can cause many problems, including an increased risk of cancer. The commission's report said that babies who get two servings of rice cereal a day could double their cancer risk over a lifetime. …

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