posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 07:07 PM
reply to post by calstorm
My son actually can't tolerate rice cereal. This prompted me to learn a little more about the natural human diet, and grains are not part of that
diet, which entered the diet with the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago. Grains actually cause cancer, so me and my wife have stopped feeding him
rice cereal considering the health issues related to it as well as him being unable to properly digest the grain which causes him a great deal of pain
From everything I've managed to learn, the human digestive system is not fully mature until nine months of age, which is when it can properly digest
all nutrients passing through the intestines. That being so, it's only fitting that solids should be introduced only to a mature digestive system
that is capable of actually digesting solids. This closely follows what occurs in nature with every single animal species, which we are a species of
animal as well.
We nursed our last son up till two years of age and noticed a remarkably less instances of illnesses compared to our daughter who was initially
breastfed until 6 months and then formula fed. She ended up with more sickness than he did. So there are benefits even immunologically the extended
breastfeeding, which further suggests a longer breastfeeding time than what is normally suggested by the medical and pediatric community.