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Thread: blueberries... What age okay to introduce?

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    Default blueberries... What age okay to introduce?

    I think I remember berries being higher in the scale of possible allergens, but Gerber has a stage 2 organic pears w/ wild blueberries. Sounds delicious & nutritious, but I don't want to jump the gun on the berries.

    My lo is 7 months old and has already tried pears. Just wondering if it was okay to introduce blueberries. Thanks.
    Erin
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    Default Re: blueberries... What age okay to introduce?

    From Wholesomebabyfood.com

    Blueberries are not a common allergen - they are not in the allergenic "berry" family. Blueberries are related to cranberries - cranberries appear on many lists of "least allergenic foods". The blueberry is native to North America and is closely related to the cranberry. The blueberry shares no "family" relationship with the strawberry or blackberry or raspberry. Blueberries are not related to strawberries, raspberries and the like. Those "true" berries may be mild to highly allergenic. There are horticultural differences in blueberries/cranberries and straw/rasp/blackberries as well. By "true berries" we are referring to those berries that pose allergy problems for infants and are in the same family.
    They suggest further down to introduce them at 8-9 months.
    Mellie
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    Default Re: blueberries... What age okay to introduce?

    Thanks for the info!
    Erin
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