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  • Writer's pictureChardá Bell, IBCLC, CBE, CD

DIY Baby First Oat Cereal

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Makes - 1/2 cup

Takes 5 mins

1. Place some oats in a food processor, pulse for 15 to 30 seconds or until finely ground.

2. Store the oat powder in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer or in a cool dark place for up to 3 months. To make 1 serving for a 6 - 9 month old baby; no earlier than 4-5 months! 1. Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil and sprinkle in 2 tbsp of the ground oats and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired. 2. Whisk continuously for 30 seconds and then occasionally for 3-5 minutes or until the mixture is thick and creamy.

Breast milk or formula can be added to thin the mixture to the desired texture.

Once you know baby is not sensitive to bananas or apples, those are great additions to this oat cereal for variety or flavor. Baby will appreciate a little bit of a mix up because if on formula they've been used to only one flavor profile and if on breastmilk they are used to several flavor profiles and this one may already be familiar to them through your milk which is nice and easy!

Always consult your pediatrician and/or child's care team providers regarding starting solids. Especially if your baby was born prematurely or has any delays, you will want to be sure it is safe for your baby as an individual.

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