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    Default Yogurt as beginner food?

    My LO is almost 7 months old and does not seem to really like any food I've offered, even mixed w/ EBM (which is shocking since older DD couldn't get enough when we began w/ her 2yrs ago!!)

    I know yogurt is milk based, but I thought I read somewhere because of the cultures it's ok to give babies under 1yr, does that sound familar to anyone? I make our own yogurt (super easy in crockpot!) so it has no sugar, additives, etc... Has anyone tried yogurt as a first food? Sometimes dairy "locks you up", has that been a problem if you've tried it?

    thanks!

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    I have not given yogurt as the first food, but I have given it at 9 months, as per the recommendation of my doctor. She's your baby. You know her best.
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    I thought yogurt was fine starting at 6 months. This might help http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/tipYogurt.htm It says it's good. I'd do it as a first food
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    I also heard giving yogurt and protein first was good beginner foods cause it's supposed to be easier on the digestion
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    Default Re: Yogurt as beginner food?

    Yogurt was my LO's first food and she absolutely LOVES it!! We started at just under 8 months...but it's really a matter of simplicity, I eat a lot of yogurt, and since my fiance does solids and I only do nursing, she gets to share with me if she's around and I'm munching on some ciobani...no issues with us!

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    Yogurt was a first around here, too. My kids LOVED yogurt and it was quick and easy to give.
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    Yep my LO loves yogurt too! That's awesome that you make your own. Would you mind sharing the recipe?
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    My kids love yogurt and I think it is a great first food. My daughter had a blood allergy test done and while she was allergic to dairy, her reaction to yogurt was nothing. I think it is all the cultures and probiotics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*bellababy View Post
    My kids love yogurt and I think it is a great first food. My daughter had a blood allergy test done and while she was allergic to dairy, her reaction to yogurt was nothing. I think it is all the cultures and probiotics...
    That's what i read...the cultures in yogurt and cheese make those foods pretty safe for most babies under one.
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    Default Re: Yogurt as beginner food?

    I just want to put it out there that it is not recommended to give yogurt to a baby or child that is allergic to dairy I am happy to hear that your baby did not show any outward signs of a reaction, but I just want anyone who may be reading this thread who has a dairy allergic child to know that any form of dairy, including yogurt, is not a safe food to offer their lo.

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