Doctors found excessive levels of sodium in his blood and urine which led to his death. If you are unhappy with your Ready brek in any way, please return it with the panel showing the ''Best Before'' date code. I must correct you there: Health Visitors are qualified nurses who undertake a further degree on top of that. Is it ok? i have given both my kids ready brek from 6 months onwards and they are both fine. The inquest held in Doncaster on Monday heard that the three-month-old boy suffered a fit and lapsed into coma. Health visiting - NHS Careers incase anyones concerned by the comment that they are not medically trained. Weetabix is seeking legal advice following an inquest into the death of a baby from salt poisoning who was fed a diet of “adult food” including mashed-up Ready Brek instant porridge with baby milk. Ready Brek Chocolate Porridge Sachets 6 x 32g. Posted 10/12/2013. 1976 Ready Brek Central Heating for Kids Advert 2 by Cereal Mad. Ok to use as no salt or sugar. Ready brek has changed it is like baby food though too hot for baby there is no taste to it any more. Ready Brek doesn't have any salt added, the salt content in it, when ready to eat, comes from the milk. Put the fruit into the blender. I do actually like ready brek as it is, don't need any flavours, but really just want to know if the health benefits are as good as those plain old 'yukky' porridge oats!! This week an inquest revealed that this baby died from salt poisoning after being fed an adult diet. His parents had swapped baby rice for Ready Brek - because it was cheaper. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Food and drink, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of food and drink related articles on Wikipedia. His diet was later widened to include mashed potatoes and gravy. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. HV can recommend RB as it wasn't RB that killed the baby, it was the gravy and all the other high salt adult foods. What are you talking about? We're currently using baby porridge in the mornings. It contains. Just add hot milk and serve 450g / 15.9oz British breakfast cereal box 4.8 out of 5 stars 21. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Ozzieshunni Guest. 20:39 Fri 03rd Feb 2006 Gef I'm getting some today . It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. I am a health visitor and have been for over 12 years, both my children were given weetabix and ready break after 6 months and I tell all my mums not to waste their cash on baby foods after 6 months because babies' kidneys are developed enough to cope with family foods. Made only with oats, vitamins and minerals Suitable for vegetarians Original oat cereal fortified with vitamins, iron & calcium. this is im very sure a one off incodent. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The steaming and milling process that it goes through to reach that size means that some nutrients are lost which begs the question why eat it in the first place? * All with the taste and texture they'll adore. I'm much happier with her eating this than most of the other cereals on the market. Calories (with Percentage) for each Nutrient for 100g of Ready Brek Original Prefer to Keep Track on Paper? He had been admitted after having a fit and lapsing into a coma. and also hv are either trained nurses or midwives with extra training on top so yes they do have medical quailifcations. A bitter pill to swallow | Life and style | The Guardian. At what age is this ok to give? The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. I make ordinary porridge for the eldest two mix it with fruit puree (pots or home made) and blend the baby's. For the last five years Chá Picken has refused to let any solid food pass his lips other than Golden Syrup flavoured Ready Brek. She is the fussiest eater ever and will only ate fruit puree for breakfast. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. The baby that died (back in 1999!) Reply. Ready Brek Instant Porridge milled oats Mix. 0:11. The salt content is too high in ready brek for a baby- plus there's not nearly the same amount of vitamins and minerals in it. Ready Brek Dragon ~ Ready Eddy. He died […] Also, agree with other posters about HV's - they are qualified medical professionals. OMG!! Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Ready Brek is a fantastic source of nutrients for a baby over 6 months. I heard this too and said as soon as my baby porridge ran out he'd be on this x. Need a bit of support with this whole parenting lark? At the inquest yesterday, Stanley Hooper, the Doncaster coroner, was told that Lee's food had contained 9g of salt compared with the recommended maximum adult daily amount of 7g for a man and 5g for a woman. Good for you but like a lot that are good for you with vitamins of D, K, P and calcium for bones was very unpalatable and would not use it for wall paper even. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. you hv is not going to recoomend something that will harm your baby she could loose hewr job if she did that. Saved by Francesca Charlton. Ready Brek doesn't have any salt added, the salt content in it, when ready to eat, comes from the milk. Achtungbaby. What are you defining as medical qualifications? Weetabix is seeking legal advice following an inquest into the death of a baby from salt poisoning who was fed a diet of “adult food” including mashed-up Ready Brek instant porridge with baby milk. Weetabix is seeking legal advice following an inquest into the death of a baby from salt poisoning who was fed a diet of “adult food” including mashed-up Ready Brek instant porridge with baby milk. Back to aptimil for me too :shock: xxxx. Also made weight gain and was disappointed supposed to keep you full did not left you empty. I must correct you there: Health Visitors are qualified nurses who undertake a further degree on top of that. I think I read six months. 2 of your 5 a day! Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. It contains less than 0.1g of sodium per serving which is effectively a trace and far lower in salt than many other foods given to babies. He died in intensive care five days later. "The death came about because the baby was fed with adult food, in particular Ready Brek, for reasons of cheapness," he added. this is im very sure a one off incodent. Ready Brek is responsible for death of baby - so why did my hv recommend it? im sure baby will be fine. was on a diet of all sorts of adult foods not just Ready Brek that's where the salt came from, not the cereal. So I slowly started adding ready brek (she must only have a tbsp) but now I am mortified. Babies from 7 months to 1 year should have around 1 gram. That case has always stuck with me. A THREE-month-old baby died from salt poisoning after his parents fed him Ready Brek instant cereal, mashed potato and gravy because special baby foods were too expensive, an inquest heard. Instead of weaning the baby onto baby rice and rusks, they opted for Ready Brek mashed up with instant porridge and baby milk. Please note, as a chat board for parents, Netmums has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting. Ready brek. That's less than 0.25 grams of salt. I remember this too - cant belive it was that long ago though! Ready Brek. 1 tbsp Ready Brek Original 100ml/4floz milk of your choice. Blitz until well blended. Not sure if every one knows Ready Brek is a brand name for a childs porridge breakfast (smooth porridge basically) Do any of you mums out there give your little ones Ready Brek (or similar) for breakfast? I just wish my littlest one liked it too. If you read the whole thread you'll see that this is an old article, scaremongering and completely irrelevant to today. Makes 300ml/½ pint. Ready Brek is a fantastic source of nutrients for a baby over 6 months. I am a health visitor and have been for over 12 years, both my children were given weetabix and ready break after 6 months and I tell all my mums not to waste their cash on baby foods after 6 months because babies' kidneys are developed enough to cope with family foods. Glad i just read you rpost was starting to feel like a right crappy mother all 4 of my children have ready brek all the time i gave it to them as it was filling and warm in there tummy's on cold days, infact my sons dietition (we are going back 8 years) suggested this aong with weetabix was the best start to the day you can give a child my first son was weened at 3 months (this was the norm then) second was 4 months as i thought he was ready and my twins were 5 months and it was suggested by there consultant Our super smooth range of kids' porridges are packed with good stuff for healthy bones, teeth and muscles! Im sure i used to give my 1st baby oats made with her formula milk from an early age but i cant really remember. READY BREK, personally I don't care much for the taste of it, but my kids really like it, and compared to some cereals it is pretty healthy. Salt added, the levels of salt have reduced dramatically over the years in ready is! 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