Thursday, June 25, 2009

Food to Avoid (for Babies)

Just to share the tips that i got from

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends you begin introducing solid foods to your baby around six months of age to ensure he/she receives proper nutrition. While you are preparing for this momentous milestone, keep in mind there are a number of foods you should not give your baby until he/she is older, including:

Wheat: Wheat is the most common grain allergen so you should not give your baby wheat or wheat products until he/she is six to eight months old and can handle rice and oats.

Honey: Honey can harbor spores of botulism, which can grow and produce life-threatening toxins in your baby's intestinal tract. Do not give your baby honey until he/she is older than one year.

Cow's Milk: Giving a baby cow's milk too early can cause childhood allergies. Wait to introduce cow's milk until he/she is one year old.

Eggs: Infants older than nine months can have egg yolks, but wait until your baby is older than one year to give him/her the protein-rich whites.

Citrus: Check with your pediatrician before giving citrus juice to your baby as it can cause allergies.

Peanuts: Peanuts and peanut butter can cause violent allergic reactions and shouldn't be given to children younger than 3 years old.

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