Checklist : 10 foods that you shouldn't feed your baby

Date Posted:19 December 2017 

Feeding your baby is important and here 's an advised checklist for parent as a reference.

Checklist: 10 Foods You Shouldn't Feed Baby

1.      Cow's milk as a replacement for breastmilk or formula. It's harder for your baby to digest. Milk is fine in yogurt or baked goods, though.

2.       Food that is either sticky or really hard (popcorn, marshmallows, hard candies); they can cause your baby to choke.

3.      Hard raw veggies (such as carrots), whole pieces of canned fruit, and large round fruits like grapes and jumbo blueberries--all choking hazards. Cut the fruit into smaller pieces and you're good to go.

4.      Whole nuts. All kinds present choking hazards in children under 4. Nut butters stirred into purees or spread on toast are perfectly acceptable, though.

5.      Honey. There's an off chance it may contain bacteria that can cause infant botulism (it doesn't typically happen in babies over 1 or adults, however).

6.      Anything caffeinated, such as soda or iced tea. Hey, the kid keeps you up enough as it is!

7.      More than 4 ounces of fruit juice per day. It can cause diarrhea in infants.

8.      Unpasteurized cheese, which has a slight food poisoning risk in young babies. Most cheeses sold in the U.S. are pasteurized, but just check the label or ask.

9.      Fish--especially shellfish like shrimp, lobster, crab, scallops--if seafood allergies run in the family. Talk to your doctor to make a customized plan for your baby.

10.  Swordfish, shark, tilefish or king mackerel, which are high in mercury. Even adults shouldn't eat these very often.


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