WHAT NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY!
Making appropriate food choices for your baby during the first year of life is very important. Growing babies soon start to show interest in trying new foods, and it's normal to want to introduce them to new tastes and textures. But not all foods are safe for your baby. There are only a few foods you should not give your baby.
WHAT SHOULNDN’T FEED YOUR BABY??
Occasionally, honey contains bacteria that can produce toxins in a baby's intestines, leading to infant botulism, which is a very serious illness. Do not give your child honey until they're over 1 year old. Honey is a sugar, so avoiding it will also help prevent tooth decay.
Avoid salt when preparing food for babies. Babies should not eat much salt, as it's not good for their kidneys. Do not add salt to your baby's food or cooking water, and do not use stock cubes or gravy, as they're often high in salt. Also avoid salty foods.
A child under the age of one can't digest the proteins in cow's milk, and certain minerals in it can cause damage baby's kidneys.
Don't feed egg products to a child under the age of one, to avoid an allergic reaction or allergies in the future. proteins in eggs whites may cause allergic reactions. If you think your baby is, definitely check with your doctor and avoid egg whites if needed.
Acidic food like citrus fruit:
Avoid feeding citrus fruits and juices to baby for the first couple of months. These foods are high in Vitamin C and acid, which can cause an upset tummy and/or acid reflux in your baby.
potential allergen for babies is seafood, and Fish can contain very high levels of mercury and should not be consumed by kids less than one year. Talk to your doctor before feeding your baby fish even tuna. Do not give any sort of shellfish (such as shrimp, clams, or crabmeat) to baby.
Before 1st babies receive vitamins and minerals from formula or breast milk. So, should not have rice drinks as a substitute for breast milk or infant formula as they may contain too much arsenic.
Jelly cubes/Soft foods:
Foods like jellies, marshmallows, and any other sort of soft food should not be given to a baby. These foods can easily lodge in a baby's throat.
Whole nuts and peanuts:
If your child is at high risk for a peanut allergy or other food allergies, your doctor might recommend doing allergy testing before introducing nut products, or feeding your child nut products at the doctor's office in case of an allergic reaction.
Many cheeses are made from unpasteurised milk. It's better to avoid these because of the risk of listeria. You can check labels on cheeses to make sure they're made from pasteurised milk.
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