my baby is 7 months old and i have been told 2 feed her cheese in wat form can i do this ??

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Hi, I give my son cheese on toast and he loves it. He has no teeth but no problem with eating it.

Jennifer - posted on 09/13/2009

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I gave my kids string cheese cut into little pieces. They liked it. But of course with any new food just watch for any type of reaction or sensitivity. Most kids are fine though. Good luck!

Lee-Ann - posted on 09/08/2009

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you can grate it and give the pieces to him/her, good for developing their fine motor skills and pincer grip - finger use etc (just short fine bits)

Frances - posted on 09/08/2009

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hi, block cheese cut up into strips/cubes is good. mine has been having that since she was about 7 mths

Sharon - posted on 09/08/2009

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Hi Danielle, you could try giving her some soft bread with cheese spread onto suck. she may make a big mess but i am sure she will enjoy it, mine all did as babies. hope this helps.

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Dannielle - posted on 02/23/2012

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We were really strict following all "rules" of the health visitors with our little boy who is now 3. He is the fussiest eater! So with our 7 month old we've decided to try most things in blended form. We've just recently

Introduced cheeses. At first on soft bread for her to suck but this week we've given cheese string cut into smaller blocks and she loves it!

Your little one will soon tell you what they do and don't like :)

Sara - posted on 09/15/2009

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just follow tour instincts, you knoe your baby best. We have a 4 year old and a ten month old and they both love cheese. If you have a family history of dairy intolerence then take it easy otherwise just some small pieces of cheese are fine. and to those who want to lecture, we all lived and I know that my folks only rule fur us wasno sugar.

Kirsty - posted on 09/13/2009

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I have 4 kids, my youngest is 9months. With my first two I followed the advice of the health professionals...don't give this, don't give that, mash their veges blar blar. My last two kids I did almost the opposite. As mush as to not cause them harm and always checked for adverse reactions. My older children (6 & 8) are the most fussiest eaters and won't try new foods unless I hold them down and ram it in their throats (which I tried once and caused a big fit of laughter but no tasting!) Anyway my younger 2 kids both eat everything! As much as it is not the healthiest, my 9month old eats burgers without teeth! Just follow your instincts and give your baby new foods when you know you can spend the time to watch for reactions. It is much easier to do this with one child, as with having older children it is difficult to monitor what they are feeding your baby. My 3yr old feeds the baby everything! As for milk products though, my baby is breast fed still but enjoys a good baby chino as well with no problems digesting cows milk.

Basically, just give what you think YOUR child can handle. Watch their chewing action as this is the most important thing when introducing solid foods. If they can't chew it, they can't swallow it.

Gillian - posted on 09/13/2009

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i strongly agree that if you don't introduce the foods, it can lead to an intolerance or an allergy as the body doesn't know how to react to the food, having it introduce earlier can help, and you will know if your baby is going have an reaction to it

Gillian - posted on 09/13/2009

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what planet are you on why consult a peadtrician? its fine to give babies from 7months cheese in any form, all of mine had cheese in meals after first tastes had been introduced and accepted and mine are fine

Jamie - posted on 09/12/2009

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I think it is good advice with any new food you introduce to wait a couple of days to watch for a reaction. Some babies constipate easier than others so that is good to watch for too with cheese. Maybe compensate with some fruit. Otherwise, mac n cheese, (homemade is best, but that is only my opinion ;] ) a little bowl of shreded cheese, block cheese cut up into bite size pieces, or even cheese slices broke up into smaller pieces would work.

Erin - posted on 09/12/2009

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I was a pediatric medical assistant and our advice was as long as there was not a history of allergies in the family introducing cheese is fine! People worry about the milk content but honestly some of the cheeses are not that high in milk content! Most babies will do fine with this! If not comfortable, then wait. I have 2 children and have found with the 2nd am definately starting things earlier( she is 9 mo) and she loves itand has had no reaction! The only things to stay away from for now are chokable foods, peanuts,honey(due to botulism) and strawberries. Also eggs (yolk)

Molly - posted on 09/12/2009

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My daughter is almost 8 months old now, and has honestly been eating just about everything i eat since about 5 months. She has no problems with it, but you know your baby best. Try cottage cheese or a soft grated cheese, see how she takes it. I make grilled cheeses for her and let them cool to room temp, she looooves them. and it's a great "chew toy" for teethers! Good Luck!

Terianne - posted on 09/12/2009

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Quoting Melanie:

When my daughter was just starting to eat food I found a great website that was very helpful. I chose to make all her food and not used packaged food, but you can use this site either way. It helps you to know what is good to feed your baby at what age and how. I hope you will find it helpful. www.wholesomebabyfood.com Melanie


when my son was little i used this website a lot and it was fantastic! since then i had reformatted my computer and lost the bookmark and had completely forgotten the site address... so thanks for it again! =) great site.



 



just try out different forms with your baby, if he/she does well to it then go for it. if not then try another method or wait a month or so before trying it again.



my son didn't have whole milk until he was about a year old, but he was having other dairy before then with no problems at all. he loved (and still loves) yogurt. yummm lol

Ririn - posted on 09/12/2009

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My baby was introduced to cheese around 7 months..I gave her Kraft single cheese (the regular one and not with skim or low fat kind) according to what my pediatrician said as well as the book i read, babies can be introduced to cheese and yogurt before 1 year old because the cheese and baby yogurt was processed and can be digested by babies.
But i assume different babies react differently..so it's better to give cheese and see it first for 4 days if there're any reactions..

Danna - posted on 09/12/2009

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What does your pediatrician say? I had all sorts of advice with my kids. Some was good advice and some was really off the wall.

Christina - posted on 09/12/2009

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Quoting Anne:

In defense of Joanne, I don't think she was giving a lecture, but, IMO, rather good cautionary advice. While it may be the norm to start giving dairy products to young babies, the fact of the matter is there is a high incidence of dairy intolerance, lactose intolerance and flat out diary allergies. I have been advised by my doctor to avoid any form of dairy until the child is 2 years old. I realize that that is rather extreme, I have never made it that far, but I would recommend waiting until at least 1 year.



I kind of have to agree with this.  Cheese is made from cows milk, and therefore harder to digest for the little tummy.  Neither of my kids got cheese or any milk products until after a year.  Formula is broken down to be easier to digest than regular milk.  I breastfeed, so neighter of my kids were exposed to cows milk until a year old.  I'm surpised to hear that you baby's doctor is already recommending that, but that is more common among doctors that are "old school."

Melanie - posted on 09/12/2009

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When my daughter was just starting to eat food I found a great website that was very helpful. I chose to make all her food and not used packaged food, but you can use this site either way. It helps you to know what is good to feed your baby at what age and how. I hope you will find it helpful. www.wholesomebabyfood.com Melanie

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Allergies don't run in my family or hubbys so we started feeding our bby anything we thought she could handle at 4 months. In gradual amounts but still I think it's cheaper when you get them on your menu. You as a mom have to do what your comfy doing. Give your child what you think their lil body will handle. Good luck and enjoy! PS Ignore the stupid old fashioned people, they need to get with the times!

Anne Gillespie - posted on 09/12/2009

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In defense of Joanne, I don't think she was giving a lecture, but, IMO, rather good cautionary advice. While it may be the norm to start giving dairy products to young babies, the fact of the matter is there is a high incidence of dairy intolerance, lactose intolerance and flat out diary allergies. I have been advised by my doctor to avoid any form of dairy until the child is 2 years old. I realize that that is rather extreme, I have never made it that far, but I would recommend waiting until at least 1 year.

Frances - posted on 09/12/2009

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i have done as most of the others have stated and introduced cheese in grated and strip form, we were told however to give it then wait a few days before giving it again just to make sure that no reactions were noted, you will know straight away though if your babies tummy will react as projectile vomiting seems to be a standard occurance if your baby cannot tolerate cheese, my 2 youngest couldnt eat cheese without vomiting and very loose bowel movents,
Good luck with your weaning :)

Johnny - posted on 09/12/2009

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Quoting Frances:



Quoting Roxie:

what is "wat" form?






short for what form? Exactly how it sounds





I was unaware that there was a short form for the word what.

Ashley - posted on 09/11/2009

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i love reading these thing and the stuff people put, if you dont have something nice or helpful to say, why say it at all? It makes me laugh, you're here for help not judement,



personally i think the cheese and bread sounds the best, its like killing two birds with one stone =] grains and dairy! yumm

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oh good, I didn't want to offend you but that lady Joanne's remarks really bugged me, babies are fine to eat cheese

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Quoting Joanne:

Who is telling you to feed your 7month old cheese? I would be consulting with a health nurse or doctor, I can see some seriously upset tummies in your future.



babies can eat cheese from 7months if you care to read up on it or check with your health visitor. None of us I am sure would do anything to harm our babies!!!! Don't care much for your snooty tone

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the health visitor told me to give plenty of dairy products and good book I have is the new and complete baby and toddler meal planner by Annabel Karmel's which has some great recipes in it and advises on what foods can be eaten. Cheese is fine for 7 month old babies.

Anita - posted on 09/08/2009

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our lil ones health nurse asked us to introduce cheese when he was one yrs of age..when we did we gave him grated or sliced cheese..he had no prob eating it...we alo added cheese to different dishes like queches, sandwhiches, pies (eg spinach and ricotta)...omlettes...so forth...

Joanne - posted on 09/08/2009

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Who is telling you to feed your 7month old cheese? I would be consulting with a health nurse or doctor, I can see some seriously upset tummies in your future.

Aileen - posted on 09/08/2009

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cheese can be grated and mixed with all baby dinners or given as a stick cut off the block to suck on - leave it at room temp for a short while to pre soften if doing this

Frances - posted on 09/08/2009

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Quoting Roxie:

what is "wat" form?



short for what form? Exactly how it sounds

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