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8 Foods to Avoid in Baby’s First Year

It is recommended that babies Breastfeed exclusively for their first six months, if a formula is being used, this is all that is necessary until the baby is six months, solids can be introduced after consulting with your pediatrician or health care professionals.

8 Foods to avoid feeding your baby during year one;

  1. Honey – any form of honey is bad for babies, whether it is raw, cooked, or baked.
  2. Cow’s Milk – babies cannot digest the proteins and enzymes, stick to breastmilk or formula.
  3. Egg Whites – the protein in egg whites may cause allergies, to be safe don’t feed babies this.
  4. Seafood – it is a potential allergen and should not be fed to babies without consultation.
  5. Wheat – the potential for allergic reactions, due to allergens in wheat.
  6. Chunky foods – this can cause choking.
  7. Soft Foods – jellies and marshmallows are choking hazards.
  8. Small, Hard Foods – nuts, popcorn, dried fruits, candied fruit, these are also choking hazards.

Peanut Butter was once at the top of this list, however, new research has indicated that peanut butter if introduced before the age of one, can reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy. Still, be sure to talk to your doctor before feeding it to your baby.

 

 


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