Quoting Stephanie Sodders:" Yeah, my SIL put it in the bottle when her preemie had reflux.. I've never heard of it being a choking ... [snip!] ... EBF so my son never had a bottle. I'd try rice cereal first though, definitely easier on the stomach than other solid foods!"
"n order to digest grains, your body needs to make use of an enzyme called amylase
. Amylase is the enzyme responsible for splitting starches. And, guess what? Babies donít make amylase in large enough quantities to digest grains until after they are a year old
at the earliest. Sometimes it can take up to two years. You see, newborns donít produce amylase at all. Salivary amylase makes a small appearance at about 6 months old, but pancreatic amylase (what you need to actually digest grains) is not produced until molar teeth are fully developed! First molars usually donít show up until 13-19 months old, on average.
Undigested grains wreak havoc on your babyís intestinal lining. It can throw off the balance of bacteria in their gut and lead to lots of complications as they age including: food allergies, behavioral problems, mood issues, and more.
What does this mean? Donít feed your baby grains (or even highly starchy foods), until all of their first molars have emerged. This means no rice cereals, no Cheerios, no Goldfish, no oatmeal, no infant crackers. It means that when you sit down with them at a restaurant, you shouldnít placate them with the free rolls."