I'm pretty much sold on brestfeeding my son up to and past 6 months before getting him more involved with eating cereals and food. Unfortunately, I'm a working mom equipped with breastpump, and I leave my 20 week old in the care of my husband during the day. He then works nights and I take over.
There has been a few times when my husband, in all his eagerness to let our son experience new things, gives him tastes of some things (holding a piece of fruit to his mouth to lick/suck on it, watermelon juice, yogurt, icecream). However, he doesn't do this very often, just every now and then. I told my husband to be a little more careful about what he gives the baby yet (expecially the cow based products). No obvious allergic reactions or diaharrea from this though.
But it makes me wonder if this practice is just a bad, from what I have been reading. My son is otherwise given breastmilk for his sustinance. What is everyone else's opinions on this? Could it cause more likely chances of allergic reactions?