slon 3 What foods should I not give my baby if she is under a year?

What foods should I not give my baby if she is under a year?

  • Salt: Your baby’s kidneys can’t cope with salt yet.
  • Honey: Your baby shouldn’t have honey until she’s one unless it has been specially treated for babies.
  • Sugar
  • Whole nuts: These are a choking hazard.
  • Certain fish: Although fish are a great source of Omega 3 (DHA) which is key for the development of the brain and eyes, some types of fish may contain traces of mercury.
  • Black tea or coffee: The tannins in black tea and caffeine in coffee prevent the baby from absorbing the iron the food properly.
  • Low-fat foods: Always offer your baby the full-fat versions. Do not be confused by labels of infant formula that mention that they use skimmed milk. Other fats are added to your baby’s formula to modify the fat profile of the milk making it richer with Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids so that it is more like breastmilk.
  • Foods that may carry a risk of food poisoning: such as soft mould-ripened cheeses (brie, camembert), liver pâté, and soft-boiled or raw eggs.
  • Unmodified Cow’s (or goat’s or sheep’s) milk as a main drink under one year. Unmodified milk from any animal can cause bleedings in the intestine due to high protein and high mineral / salt content!