i'm a first time mom and I was wondering if it's ok for my son to have those Mum Mum's crackers? The ingredients says there's skim milk powder in it and I know he can't have milk yet.

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Lisa - posted on 02/16/2009

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My daughter has been eating them for a couple months now and she is almost 11 months.  My sister also gives her kids them and because her oldest has an anaphalactic allergy, she is particularly careful what her children have.  I started with the plain, (yellow box) and after she had had the veggies in the vegetable one (green box) I gave her those too.  And I tried them first, they really do disolve in your mouth.  Break into smaller pieces first so they have a limited amount they can shove in their mouth and work up to handing them whole pieces!

Julie - posted on 02/16/2009

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The amount of milk in those crackers is minimal compaired to other ingredients. The reason that you are not supposed to give milk to babies is because it does not have the right nutrients that human babies need to grow and thrive and not enough fat for proper brain development. So using just cows milk as a supliment for breast milk and formula, thats all the no milk thing means. Milk in foods are fine unless the child has a milk protein alergy (you would most likely know that by now though).

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I used the Mum Mum crackers (bought them at Wal Mart) with my son and had no issues with them other than they make a sticky mess.  They are teething biscuits that dissolve quickly after they hit saliva.  They have some that are plain and some that are banana flavored.  She's not talking about giving her baby milk.  Milk powder is just used to make the biscuits.  I say go for it.  My son loved them...the banana ones especially.  If you really want a good answer, ask your doctor and follow his advice.  If you end up giving him the crackers, break them up into tiny pieces.  My son got a hold of a whole one once and nearly choked trying to shove the whole thing into his mouth.

User - posted on 02/16/2009

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Quoting Pauline:

i'm a first time mom and I was wondering if it's ok for my son to have those Mum Mum's crackers? The ingredients says there's skim milk powder in it and I know he can't have milk yet.



When in doubt...Don't!  That's always a good motto to live by.  If he shouldn't have milk yet then maybe you should just wait a while...

Kara - posted on 02/16/2009

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First of all, how old is your son? At 9 months, you can offer dairy foods like yogurt (3.25% or higher), cottage cheese or grated hard cheese. Wait until your baby is 9 to 12 months old before introducing whole cow's milk (3.25%). After 12 months of age, your baby should not take more than 720 mL (24 oz.) of milk products per day. Too much milk can lead to iron deficiency anemia.



http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/pregnanc... This is a pretty good web site for answering food related questions, but when in doubt always ask your doctor, or call the nurses line, or the dial a dietician. One of them can usually answer any questions you might have.

Amy - posted on 02/16/2009

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Well, I'll probably get a lot of flack for this, but I started my kids on whole milk at about 4-6 mo. Formula is SOOOO expensive and I just started adding a little to their formula. they still got formula or breast milk, but In my opinion ( use your own judgement!) unless your child is predisposed to allergies, I don't think a little skim milk will hurt. I would ask your pediatrition if you have questions or doubts. That's what they're there for:)

Amy - posted on 02/16/2009

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Well, I'll probably get a lot of flack for this, but I started my kids on whole milk at about 4-6 mo. Formula is SOOOO expensive and I just started adding a little to their formula. they still got formula or breast milk, but In my opinion ( use your own judgement!) unless your child is predisposed to allergies, I don't think a little skim milk will hurt. I would ask your pediatrition if you have questions or doubts. That's what they're there for:)

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