Giving an infant a taste of ice cream

Pamela - posted on 04/03/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Someone gave my baby (4 months old) a taste of ice-cream without my permission. Is there any harm in that. My baby is having stomaches now and is constipated.

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Ruth - posted on 01/08/2015

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theres a way to talk back nicely to those that love your children also. overreacting to a taste, unless they are allergic is not conducive to "taking a village" to raise your child, especially if you need help or want support. so getting livid, is a little melodramatic unless they are allergic and it can kill them.

Denikka - posted on 04/12/2013

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Both my kids had chocolate ice cream as their first big people foods between 4 and 6 months. They never had any problem with it.
That being said, some kids may have a problem digesting dairy at that point. The constipation should resolve fairly quickly, but I would talk to that person about not giving baby anything without your permission.

Kelsey - posted on 04/03/2013

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Oh man, I would be livid. Do you know how much they gave him? I would think a little spoonful wouldn't do anything like that. But, several bites, possibly. I know there were a couple of foods that messed my baby's digestion like that; aka, mashed potatoes. I would make it VERY clear to whomever did it that you forbid anything of that sort until when you introduce solids. If they don't listen, they don't have to see/spend time with baby. If they can't play by momma's rules, they don't get to play at all. period.

Liz - posted on 04/03/2013

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Dairy foods do contribute to constipation and the general advice regarding cow's milk is that it shouldn't be introduced until a child is a year old. If your baby only had a taste, I wouldn't worry too much, but neither would I be happy with the person who did that.

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