Can I feed my 8 month old daughter any kind of pasta, cheese, or things with milk in it?

Jessica - posted on 07/20/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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She won't eat jar baby foods so I've been giving her mashed up fruits and veggies and some deli meats but I'm just wondering if she can eat things like Mac & Cheese or mashed potatoes with butter.

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Nancy - posted on 07/21/2011

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My daughter didn't like jar food so I always made my own. Dairy is not the problem for most kids who do not have allergies. Try all natural or organic Mac & Cheese to avoid some of the additives that may not be all that healthy for a baby. Also, be careful with the deli meats for the same reasons they are on the no-no list for when you are preggers. Have you tried the mesh feeders? They are awesome for cooked veggies and fresh fruits and helps reduce choking hazards.

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Should be fine. Most baby food meals have milk in them if you read the labels. You would be amazed. i started both of my daughters at that age and my son is 7 months old and would rather have his teether with fruit in it then baby food.

Jennifer - posted on 07/20/2011

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My little one is 9 months, and is the exact same way, only she won't eat any type of puree or mashed up food (including mashed potatoes). I have to give her stuff that is in small pieces and she loves having mac and cheese. She is even sensetive to milk proteins, and doesn't have an issue with it, so your little one should be fine.

Katherine - posted on 07/20/2011

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Yes! You may have to cut up the mac and cheese a bit, but pretty much at that age anything goes!

Carmina - posted on 07/20/2011

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i think that should be fine my little boy loved pasta when he was a baby and also mashed potatoes. i also gave him lots of rice with vegies

Cynthia - posted on 07/20/2011

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I gave my daughter things like that and she had no problems with it at all, actually she had more problems when we weren't giving it to her! She would throw such a fit if we didn't share with her! LOL Those things have such a small amount of dairy in them that it's not going to hurt especially when she's that close to being able to drink straight milk anyway!

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