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“At what age can I start to give my baby yoghurt? I know I need to wait until 12 months to give cows milk but the yoghurts in the shops say from 6 months – does anyone know why? I have a 7 month old and would like to understand what I can and can’t give it to him.”

Posted by Mich, 15/052013

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  • 6 months is ok

  • it’s recommended to wait till 12months. Ignore the packaging in the supermarkets.

  • 12 months is the recommendation from most health practitioners…however it does depend on your family history with food allergies and intolerances…as babies are more susceptible to developing intolerances and allergies if there is a history. Talk to your local gp or paediatrician for advise.

  • That is confusing isn’t it. I would ask your childhood nurse at the baby clinic that . I do remember giving it to my kids the kids yoghurt around 12 months , maybe even a bit sooner ( not sure ) and when they got a bit older they loved eating the little tubs of Yoplait kids yoghurt where they can hold them in their hands and using their own spoon to eat . It is such a healthy snack that you cant go wrong with it .

  • As soon as they start having solids, you can slowly introduce new foods. They do now make yoghurt safe fir babies to have. Try the plain ones first, gradually introduce fruity ones, just in case of allergies

  • Cow’s milk is ok from an earlier age if its in food – ie cereal, they just want to discourage people giving it to babies as a drink when they are under 12 months as it does not contain everything they need. Children under a certain age also should not have reduced fat or skim milk. I think there are some yogurts ok from 4 months

  • just started my little 10 month old on it today. great reading through what others are commenting.

  • I believe it is like giving baby new tastes to try. If it is labelled for babies it would be accredited. Yoghurt is soft and smooth, so say yes, only if your baby has allergy to milk products could be problem

  • you are fine to feed bub yoghurt now although he might not like it

  • Babies can have yoghurt from 6months. I think when ythey say cows milk it’s so you don’t give them a whole bottle of it as substitute for formula.

  • once they start on solids,yoghurt is a good food for them

  • Try a little taste to start, and gradually increase the amount depending on how bub goes with it. Vaalia make a good one for children, and most people I know have given yoghurt from 6 – 8 months of age without any problems.

  • I started giving yogurt to my bub at around 7 months but only a little, I think the thinking is their tummies cannot handle the lactose

  • I started giving yoghurt at 6 months,

  • Hope all went well with giving bubs the yoghurt.

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