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Bread that contains bran

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ZigZagWanderer Wed 26-Sep-12 17:14:17

Since around 9-10 months I have been feeding DS various different breads from Sainsbury's fresh bread counter. (He is 54 weeks now).
One of the kinds of loaves I've been giving him is Taste The Difference Seeded Loaf (he loves it), which contains different flour such as Oat flour, white flour, wholemeal flour, but it also contains bran flour (I imagine it's a very small amount).
I read about not giving bran but I just assumed that he can eat the bread that the rest of the family eat.
Is this bad? Should I stop or can I carry on giving it to him?
A bit confused but just started to worry about the bread I've been feeding him.
Advice would be geat, thanks.

TickledOnion Wed 26-Sep-12 21:00:37

A quick google pointed me to the Hipp website (not somewhere I would go to for weaning advice). It says "don’t give bran to babies and children under 5 years as the bulkiness can impair their absorption of vital nutrients from their food."
I think it's just large amounts of bran fill them up without giving any extra nutrition, so I'm sure a small amount in bread wouldn't matter.

TickledOnion Wed 26-Sep-12 21:03:34

Meant to say not somewhere I would ^normally ^got to for weaning advice

ZigZagWanderer Thu 27-Sep-12 08:38:55

Thanks I thought the same.

AndMiffyWentToSleep Sat 29-Sep-12 01:20:31

I read somewhere that it is a good idea to give them wholemeal bread, so they don't get 'hooked' on white. I just make sure not to give loads of it.

ZigZagWanderer Sat 29-Sep-12 20:27:39

Thanks, we have a variety so it's different every couple of days.

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