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Posted by: Kippie | 2004/11/15

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6 months baby and foodtypes

My son is a week away from turning six months and weighs 10.2kg. He normally eats meailiepap, purity veg or fruit and also all kinds of home cooked puried veg.

Can I give him yoghurt and ultramel custard as well?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Yes, you may start to experiment with other foods, but yoghurt would be a far better choice than the custard. We do not have to expose our children to so much sweet food. It would be wonderful if can even try plain yoghurt, most babies enjoy it as much as the flavoured, sweatened varieties.

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Posted by: Nikci | 2004/11/16

I gave my Little Girl Danino Yoghurt on 4 months already, and she didn't have a reaction the same with Ultramel Custard Doctors dont like it if you give them Sweets but they recomend Custard and Ice Cream if the Child is sick dont want to drink or eat, Becuase Ice Cream and Custard help to prevent dehidration.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/15

Health experts recommend not giving sweets (and custard would count as a sweet) until the child is able to understand the concept of a special occasion (around 2 years), and is able to notice if they were the only child without a "sweet".

Yoghurt is not really recommended till 9 months. I gave my baby yoghurt at 7 months (he stuck his hand in my yoghurt and ate it) and he didn't have a reaction though, so I bought him the full cream tots yoghurt from Woolworths, and he loves it.

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