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Sticky Rice is Bad for Babies, Lao Mothers Told

Categories: East Asia, Laos, Food, Health

@LaotianMama reminds [1] Lao mothers not to give sticky rice, a traditional Lao food, to hungry babies:

Sticky rice for infants is the Laotian equivalent to what we know as rice cereal in Western culture. The idea is the same as well where the introduction of solid foods will fill out their little bellies. Well, of course, introducing a near-empty food so early can be quite harmful to children’s developing gut and can cause problems such as food allergies, stunted development, and breastfeeding difficulty.