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The Talmud says (Ketubot 50a):

אמר ליה רב לרב שמואל בר שילת בציר מבר שית לא תקביל בר שית קביל וספי ליה כתורא

Rav say to Rav Shmuel bar Sheilat, who taught children: With regard to a child less than six years old, do not accept him; if he is six years old, accept him and stuff him like an ox.

Must I follow local practices, or is it preferable to follow the majority--whether it be grass-fed or otherwise?


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    I don't get this question. "Which fodder"? Most children only have one fodder, and either him or the modder could feed them. – MichoelR Feb 15 at 17:37
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    @MichoelR I'd certainly hope that's not the one the OP is asking about! That "children will eat their fodders" is a sad prediction in Yechezkel (5:10). – Meir Feb 15 at 19:47
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I believe common practise is to feed them anything and everything!

It famously says in Devarim 22:1:

לֹֽא־תִרְאֶה֩ אֶת־שׁ֨וֹר אָחִ֜יךָ א֤וֹ אֶת־שֵׂיוֹ֙ נִדָּחִ֔ים וְהִתְעַלַּמְתָּ֖ מֵהֶ֑ם הָשֵׁ֥ב תְּשִׁיבֵ֖ם לְאָחִֽיךָ׃

This is to be translated as follows:

If you see your fellow’s ox (i.e. their child)...do not ignore it; you must take it back (לְאָחִֽיךָ) to your fire-pot brazier*.

Thus there is a very clear Torah injunction to feed not just your own children with any food, but even if you see a wandering child of your friend you must immediately take him with you and cook him some food.

*As seen for example in Yirmiyahu 36:23

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