Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Stephanie Hohls | 2011-09-28

Q.

sodium in diet for 11 month old

Mother of child sends cup of soup for baby. Is this not too much sodium?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I believe that the manufacturers have reduced the amount of salt in this product, but the sodium levels are still far, far too high for a baby. In fact babies under 1 year should not have any added salt. Please inform this baby's mother.

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