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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Ann | 2006/04/21

Q.

Baby Biltong

My 14mth old cannot eat teething biscuits because she is allergic to the full cream milk powder. Is it okay to give her baby biltong to chew on?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am worried about infants and young children choking on so called baby biltong.

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Posted by: mira | 2006/04/21

1stly biltong can be very salty - yound children should not have salty diet due to their kidneys being immature, 2ndly i would only give saltless biltong bought at a reputable butcher shop that has a good healthy record behind their name and very hygienic butcher. Biltong can carry a germ which can cause illness even in years to come after contracting it. Rickettsia infection is also implicated in infected biltong. Be careful with raw meats.

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Posted by: SHM | 2006/04/21

I gave both my children biltong for teething. Just keep a bottle of water nearby in case of thrist.

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