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samcaf Tue 21-Jul-09 20:30:39

my health visitor told me not to give my son wholemeal bread, pasta etc until he was 5, which i havent done, hes now 2. is this wrong?

SingingBear Tue 21-Jul-09 20:35:21

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meltedmarsbars Tue 21-Jul-09 21:43:46

If you lived in a country with no white flour he'd be eating wholemeal. Don't you think we worry too much!?!!

Seona1973 Wed 22-Jul-09 09:46:23

they shouldnt have a fully wholegrain diet till the age of 5 but they can have some. This is from the babycentre website:

A high-fibre diet is not suitable for babies or young children. Occasional use of wholemeal bread, pasta and grains is fine, but too many of them could fill up your child's tummy, not allowing room for other foods. Do not add bran to your baby's food since it prevents some important minerals from being absorbed. Do offer your child a variety of starchy foods, including wholegrain varieties, but don't use wholegrain foods exclusively until your child is five years old.

samcaf Wed 22-Jul-09 22:23:02

Thanks for that everyone, i'm going with variety and occasional like you say. i'll pass the info from babycentre website its really helpful, lots of the mums i know are wondering now ive asked them

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