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    Default Yogurt? How early is okay?

    I keep reading conflicting things about starting yogurt. What's the consensus here for when its okay to give baby (plain, whole fat) yogurt? I love yogurt and am looking forward to offering to baby, whenever its best. She's just 6.5 months, so I'm not in a hurry or anything. She just had her first tastes of sweet potatoes today...

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    Default Re: Yogurt? How early is okay?

    My doc told me 8 mos for yogurt. Of course that was 6 years ago and that sort of thing changes so fast.
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    When you do, try a little plain greek yogurt (you can water it down a bit if it's too thick). A lot less sugar/not as sweet so your lo won't be craving the sweetness of "regular" yogurt.

    I won't be trying yogurt for a good while yet. DS is 10 months old, but he has a clear dairy sensitivity just from getting it in my milk. So I plan on taking it real slow trying any dairy products with him, and first I want to start introducing it back into MY diet.
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    Default Re: Yogurt? How early is okay?

    We started around 10 months, not for any good reason. I am not a huge dairy fan, but I wanted to introduce some yogurt and cheese to open up some more options. I can't remember what we mixed it with at first -- I think it was lentils and vegetables. Now my DD regularly has pumpkin mixed with yogurt and just a drop or two of agave syrup for breakfast and I make some smoothies with yogurt with us once in a while.
    Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.

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    Default Re: Yogurt? How early is okay?

    I've got a handout from some public health dieticians here in Quebec that suggests 9-12 months as the period for introducing yogurt (plain).

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    Default Re: Yogurt? How early is okay?

    I offered it from about 7 or 8 months and he liked it a lot and still likes it much. But I give him only plain yoghurt with no sugar or other things(thickening agents) added. I would not give him the kind with sugar or fruit added until much older (we started beause he noticed his dad eating the sugary kind at age 3).

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    We offered at 7 months. The YoBaby Simply Plain--organic, and no added sugar
    We mix in various fruits and grains and he loves it!
    I was worried about introducing any sort of dairy at first, but read that yogurt was different and a great source of probiotics for the baby

    Have fun!

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    You know when you do introduce yogurt you can make your own. Its super easy. All you need is whole milk a stove, a meat or cooking thermometer, some starter culture from plain yogurt like Dannon plain or stonyfield (which is what I use), some mason jars and a crock pot (you can also use a cooler with some towels and a pan of hot water...so many variations here...but if you google it or check youtube there are endless easy instructionals. I was buying a lot of organic yogurt for my family and when I started giving it to my son at 7&1/2 months I just wanted an easier, cheaper solution. I googled how to do it and now we make our own every other week. I use my previous batch as a starter so I only needed starter once from the store. And we make our own yogurt super cheap. My son loves yogurt and so do we. I make vanilla and maple for my husband and I.
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