Dairy Month on June, 2018: Dairy and Eggs for a 6 month old?

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Dairy and Eggs for a 6 month old?

Yogurt may be introduced as early as 7 months old, (the typical age recommendation is 8 months old) depending on your baby’s pediatrician and your baby’s propensity to allergies.

Yogurt is a great way for baby to get calcium and the “bacteria” in yogurt that is so good for our digestive systems.

Yogurt is also a great way for baby to get the fat that is so highly needed during baby’s first year.

Whole Milk, as a drink, does not contain enough nutrients, vitamins or minerals for it to adequately sustain a growing infant. We are told to NOT give baby milk until after 1 year of age mostly because milk is NOT enough to meet all of baby's specific nutritional requirements during the first year of life. Babies should be on breast milk or formula or a combo of both until after 1 yr old. Here are 2 reasons why Yogurt is different:

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Unlike Whole Cow Milk beverage, your baby is not at risk of formula/breast milk being replaced by Yogurt or Cheese. The medical community worries that if Whole Cow milk is introduced to an infant prior to 1 year old, that parents would stop formula and/or breastfeeding and use Milk as the replacement. This would possibly be dangerous to your baby's health!

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Lactose is already broken down with the culturing of the yogurt or cheese and milk proteins are either removed or limited thus it is typically easier to digest; people with lactose intolerance often are be able to handle cheese and/or yogurt without trouble. The same is true for some people with a milk protein (either to the casein or the whey) allergy.

Because of the risk of food allergies from eating egg whites, most experts recommend not giving whole eggs to children under twelve months of age. However, it is usually considered to be okay to just give them just egg yolks, once they are 7-10 months old.

About introducing dairy for my 9 months old..?

About introducing dairy for my 9 months old..?

I started my daughter on yoghurt when she was 9 months old. I only gave her the special baby yoghurts as they have no added sugar and are designed to be gentle for little tummies. The two brands I used are Vaalia Baby and Petit Miam Baby. We didn't have any problems with the yoghurt and she has always enjoyed it.

I think she was 11 months old when she first had cheese. I first gave her edam as it's a mild cheese. I later gave her Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese and she had no problems with either of those. We were at a friend's house when she was 12 months old and she tried a piece of processed cheese slice. Unfortunately, it gave her wind and a bit of diarrhoea. I've since heard that processed cheeses can easily irritate young children's digestive systems. They also lack a lot of the nutrients in other cheeses.

My daughter is now 21 months old and loves tasty cheese! She still loves yoghurt too.

Btw, it's fine to give your daughter full cream cow's milk in cooking or on cereal. It's important that breastmilk/formula remains her drinking milk (and major food source) until 12 months, but if she is able to have cheese and yoghurt, cow's milk will also be fine.

Can you give me a link to a website that has information on starting a dairy free diet?

Can you give me a link to a website that has information on starting a dairy free diet?

Here's my own list of Dairy Free foods--I keep a dairy free diet. I also have an eating out guide that I made for myself so I can do a quick look for items before I go out to typical places. It has worked wonders! Email me if you want that, too!

Here are the websites you asked for:

Helpful Websites:

www.allergymoms.com

www.godairyfree.org

www.vegfamily.com

www.ivu.org

www.kidswithfoodallergies.org

Milk-Free Food List

•Check labels EVERY time you purchase one of these products. Ingredients can change without warning.

•ALL bakery items may contain dairy

•Avoid labels that state “contains,” “May contain,” “made on the same equipment as,” or “made in the same factory as” milk, dairy, cheese, etc.

Meats:

Chicken (watch for dairy in breaded)

Hamburger meat (do not mix with milk or egg)

Bacon (including Oscar Meyer Precooked)

Ham

Pork

Vienna All beef hot dogs

Lunch meats—ham, turkey, salami

Jennie-O Turkey Franks

Breads/Grains:

Wonder Bread

Thomasville Plain Mini Bagels

Boboli Pizza Crust

Rice

Rice a Roni (reduced sodium chicken, chicken and broccoli)

Elbow macaroni/spiral pasta/spaghetti noodles (most are ok—check labels)

Road’s End 123z & Chreese

Stovetop Lower Sodium Chicken

Cereals:

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Crispix, Fruit Loops

General Mills Cheerios (plain or multigrain)

General Mills Kix, Golden Grahams, Chex (rice, corn, wheat)

Kellogg’s Pop Tarts—Any of the fruits

Fiber One Caramel Delight

Chips:

Pretzels (Rold Gold)

Original Pringles

Snappea Crisps

Baked Lays

Original Ruffles

Baked Ruffles

Original Lays

Tostitos—Restaurant Style Flour

Crackers:

Nabisco Ritz Crackers

Saltines

Oyster Crackers

Peppridge Farm Pretzel Goldfish

Nabisco Wheat Thins-Original/Reduced Fat

Nabisco Triscuits-Original, Reduced Fat

Keebler Scooby Doo Graham Cracker Sticks

Nabisco Teddy Grahams-Honey, Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip

Cookies:

Nabisco Golden Oreos

Nabisco Barnum’s Animal Crackers-original

Girl Scout Shortbread

Girl Scout Lemonade

Girl Scout Thanks-a-Lot

Girl Scout Cinna-Spin

Girl Scouts Daisy Go Rounds

Nabisco Ritz Bitz Confetti Crème

Nabisco Lorna Doone Shortbreads

Nana’s No Cookies

Fruit Snacks:

Fruit Roll Ups

Kellogs Fruit snacks

Jewel Brand Fruit Snacks

Nabisco Fruit Snacks

Mott’s All Natural Fruit Snacks

Betty Crocker—fruit snacks and Gushers

Fruita-Bu Organic Smooshed Fruit (freeze)

Candy:

Air Heads

Sour Patch Kids

Marshmallow Peeps

Sweet Tarts

Nerds

Skittles

Dots

Twizzlers licorice

Sweet Tarts conversation hearts

Gummy worms

Lifesavers (and gummies)

Smarties

Laffy Taffy

Starburst

Dum Dum Lollipops (original—no gum)

Jolly Rancher and Starburst Jelly Beans

Jet Puff Marshmallows

Frozen Treats:

Non Dairy Dessert (soy/rice ice cream)

Popsicles

Sorbet

Edy’s Fruit Bars

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Frozen Food Items:

Boca Meatless Original Chik’N Patties

Ian’s Fish Sticks

Tyson Chicken Breast Nuggets

Van’s Frozen Waffles

Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Waffles

Bell & Evans Breaded Chicken Tenders

Ian’s French Toast Sticks

Baking Mixes, etc.

Funfetti frostings—vanilla and chocolate

Cherrybrook Kitchen’s cake/cookie/frosting mixes

Fiber One Complete Pancake Mix

Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips: Sunspire, Ghirardelli, O Organics, Enjoy Life

Dixie Diner Sticky Bun Mix

Marshmallow Peeps

Dairy Substitutes:

Smart Balance margarine

Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread

Fleischmann’s unsalted margarine

Vegan cheeses

Vanilla soy milk—to drink (any brand)

Plain soy milk—for mixing (any brand)

Silk Yogurt

Rice Milk

Almond Breeze almond milk

Soy pudding

Tofutti cream cheese

Pillsbury Turnovers (apple or cherry)

Fruits:

Any/All

Vegetables:

Any/All

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Hash Browns

Condiments:

Mustard

Ketchup

Grape Jelly

Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ

Maple Syrup (most breakfast syrups)

Soy Butter

Peanut Butter

Pickles

Olives

Most salsas

Most mayonnaises

Guacamole

Miracle Whip/Miracle Whip Light

Campbell’s Mushroom Gravy

WishBone Italian Dressing/Light Italian

Ken’s Honey Mustard Vinegarette Spritzer

Beverages:

Bolthouse Farms Smoothies

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice

Minute Maid Orange Juice

Iced Tea

Minute Maid Lemonade

**Do not eat:

Dairy (milk, buttermilk, half and half, curds, custard, ghee, lactoferrin, lactose, sour cream, whey, cheese, butter, cream, yogurt, lactose, Albumins, Calcium caseinate, Calcium lactate, Calcium stearoyl lactylate, Casein, Lactalbumin, Lactic Acid, Potassium lactate, Sodium stearoyl fumarate)

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