Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anne | 2009-02-11


When can baby eat yoghurt

Dear Doc

My baby son will be six months in one week. He weighs almost 9 kilos and is a healtjy baby. Additional to breastmilk he has rice cereal in the morning, fruit in the afternoon and vegetables in the evenings (olli organic baby food).
When can I start giving him yoghurt?
He seems very interseted in my two year old' s Danino yoghurts. He is on antibiotics for middle ear infection, so I am hoping to replace some probiotics with yoghurt.

Expert's Reply



You can start giving him some yoghurt at 8 to 10 months.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

user comments


Posted by: Anon 100 | 2009-02-12

My LB has the Danino yohurt with no problem. He is 6.5 months old. On his 6 month check up the paed said it is 100%.

Good luck.

Reply to Anon 100
Posted by: Q... | 2009-02-12

I think u can start him at 6 months, woolworths has Winnie the Poo yoghurt from that age.

Reply to Q...
Posted by: S-p | 2009-02-12

I started yoghurt at 8 months with no problems, but I think 6 months is too early.

Reply to S-p
Posted by: J' s mum | 2009-02-12

I was told baby' s can digest dairy products at 1year of age. You can offer a Probiflora Paed to your babies feeds to replace the flora.

Reply to J&#39 s mum

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.