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At what age can one feed babies yogurt?

Ingrid - posted on 05/20/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 7months old, already on solids. I would like to know when can I start feeding him, baby yo

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Amy - posted on 05/20/2011

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greek yogurt or plain yogurt should be fine at this age. I would certainly read labels for the sugar content though. don't want a crazy and cranky baby due to all the added sugars [and there are surprisingly TONS in some yogurts]. My kids loved it.

Sharon - posted on 05/20/2011

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I'm in Australia and we have 'baby yoghurt' that is ok from 6mths, and 'toddler yoghurt' from 12mths. We started our guy on them around 9-10mths. He's 18mths and still has the toddler one over regular yoghurt as it has alomst triple the calcium, added vit D, and less sugar.

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You can introduce yogurt to most babies as early as 6 months, says Frank Greer, a pediatrician and former chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Committee on Nutrition. But if your baby has been diagnosed with a milk allergy or intolerance or shows signs of an allergy of any kind – such as eczema – hold off until you’ve checked with your baby's doctor.



If your baby has a strong family history of food allergies or asthma, Greer says it's probably safe to introduce yogurt at 6 months as well, but advises checking with your doctor first.




http://www.babycenter.com/408_when-can-m...



Have you considered giving your baby plain yogurt instead of "baby yogurts"? Many yogurts marketed towards babies have added sugar. You can add fresh fruit to plain yogurt.

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