Quoting shelbylynn [27 WEEKS!]:" Was it always pointless? I remember my mom fed us all rice cereal when we were younger....... oh how times have changed lol."
pretty much, lol
it's really just empty calories that actually make a baby want to eat more, because it stretchs the stomach without providing much. Plus, it's stripped of most of it's nutrients and then "enriched" and "fortified" which actually makes it harder to absorb those nutrients.
My mom did lots of things that I would never think about doing with my children, lol
She always says well I raised the 4 of you....yup and now I am raising my own, my way.