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when can a baby start eating yogurt

Hi Everyone,

my baby just turned 7 month and i am adding new foods for his meal.
i read somewhere babies can start eating yogurt from 6 month on. I would appropriate if you could share your experience with me. with which type of yogurt should I start and where to buy it.

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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

You'll find as many advice as countries.... So my first advice is: go with your instincts!

My ped says that a yoghurt 125g or 1 petit Suisse = 1 portion of milk.

I have 3 kids, and I started with fruit yoghurt and petit Suisse around 7-8 mo. They're quite rich in proteins, so not more than 1/day to start with.

My baby is 7mo too, and for now he's all happy to share my own yoghurts, as he wants to try everything I eat
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when can a baby start eating yogurt?
After 2pm?
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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

After six months the baby is ready for added feeds . You can start with 1-2 spoons and watch how his tummy reacts to the new food and slowly increase it .
BUT what one should give a lot of importance is the CONTENT of yoghourt tub as these days you get so many different varieties with a lot hidden sugars , salt and additives ..
This is what I give more attention to.
I give only plain yoghurt and try to keep away from all the flavored ones and such
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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

I was told by doctor and by parents counselling "muttervater berating" that its okay after 6 months but only natural yoghurts. Flavoured ones normally contain too much sugar and also artificial taste. So it is better not to let the babies get used to unnatural flavours and sugary taste.

I started with one or two spoons and after a year we still only give around 100 ml the most. I sometime mix a spoon of flavoured yoghurt with natural yoghurt to let her have different tastes.
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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

you could always add some squished banana or apple sauce to add some flavour.
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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

thank you very much everyone.
I agree with stubborn to give a natural yoghurt without any flavor. that brings me to my next question where can i get the natural yogurt which is made for babies. I went to Migro all i can find is a Flavored once with different fruit test.

as a first time mom i always have too may questions
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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

I really don't know if there is any natural yoghurt marketed specially for infant . I used to give the normal ( adult ?) natural yoghurt to my daughter
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thank you very much everyone.
I agree with stubborn to give a natural yoghurt without any flavor. that brings me to my next question where can i get the natural yogurt which is made for babies. I went to Migro all i can find is a Flavored once with different fruit test.

as a first time mom i always have too may questions
Granny here Natural yoghurt is made from a culture, so it`s all the same. Those fruit yoghurts are not "real yoghurt" anymore as the added sugars etc destroy the natural bacteria in the yoghurt - they are just a "yummy" taste.
As someone suggested above, just add some mashed fruit for flavour.

Have fun with your baby ... they grow up SO fast! And become teenagers before you can barely blink!
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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

+1 for only the natural variety, with added fresh fruit if desired. In another few months you can let your curious babe dip fruit and such in the yogurt. They love the sensation and the mess
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+1 for only the natural variety, with added fresh fruit if desired. In another few months you can let your curious babe dip fruit and such in the yogurt. They love the sensation and the mess
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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

Be careful of the Migros Excellence brand in the Nature "flavor." It's not truly plain yogurt but instead has flavoring to it. I forget what the flavor is, but I remember being sorely disappointed using it in a cucumber tzatziki as the dip had an abnormal, sweet-ish taste. Same recipe using Coop or Denner Nature yogurt is fine.
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+1 for only the natural variety, with added fresh fruit if desired. In another few months you can let your curious babe dip fruit and such in the yogurt. They love the sensation and the mess
We asked our paediatrician here and she recommended (after 6 months) the plain Perle de Lait yoghurt from Yoplait....is has no added nasties and doesn't have the acidic taste that lots of the other plain, unsweetened yoghurts have (I was surprised!!).

Easy to find at the supermarket.

Dr said half a tub a day would be fine.

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I have 3 kids, and I started with fruit yoghurt and petit Suisse around 7-8 mo. They're quite rich in proteins, so not more than 1/day to start with.
Is this fear of protein some sort of Swiss thing? Our pediatrician seems absolutely obsessed with it. Yes, I know the risks of drastically elevated protein intake, but realistically how often does this happen? Now my wife's got it in her head and freaks out our toddler has yoghurt (very occasionally) twice a day. ("Oh no, I gave her yoghurt at lunch! You can't give her that now, she won't absorb enough calcium!") From her reaction, you'd think I was offering cigarettes...

In my entire life, I can't recall ever coming across a child that had been affected by too much protein. No matter what they ate. Too much sugar / fat / calories, for sure, but never protein.

Incidentally, our pediatrician says that products containing dairy milk, including yoghurt, should be introduced at the 1-year mark. (Before that, stick to steak for protein)
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Be careful of the Migros Excellence brand in the Nature "flavor." It's not truly plain yogurt but instead has flavoring to it. I forget what the flavor is, but I remember being sorely disappointed using it in a cucumber tzatziki as the dip had an abnormal, sweet-ish taste. Same recipe using Coop or Denner Nature yogurt is fine.
And there was I thinking I was the only twit to ever get caught out by that one.

It's that 'go-to' flavour vanilla if I remember correctly, which is fine on it's own but absolute crud when mixed with cucumber, mint and garlic......
or poured over a nice baked potato (yes, I was daft enough to get caught twice).
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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

I use the Migros bio yoghurt nature - it's a cream pot with some green lettering (I think). I don't find it too sour - and I am terrible with dairy products . I also like the Aldi bio one - although it can a bit on the creamy(ier) side.

In addition to sugar, I'd also say avoid any of those low-fat stuff! Kids need full-fat dairy. Full stop! [An acquaintance of mine switched to low-fat stuff as she did not her baby girl to get chubby!!!]
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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

I give my son joghurt from those HIPP glasses you find in the baby section.. I find them convenient to store and easy to bring along when we go out, plus they have no added sugar.
Village idiot, joghurt is fine from 6/7months as it is easier to digest than cows milk and doesn't usually replace any bottlefeeds. But cows milk as a food is best after 1 year because it doesn't contain the same iron as breastmilk or formula, which baby needs. They are likely getting their iron requirements from their food by 1year, so cows milk as an extra is ok after that. Don't know of any protein overload for babies either!! I am guilty of trying to give the family something different every mealtime though for variety. I try to squeeze in the veg, dairy, fruit, meat and grains in a day.. That said its pizza again for us for dinner coz i have leftover dough from lunch!! Always exceptions!
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Is this fear of protein some sort of Swiss thing? Our pediatrician seems absolutely obsessed with it. Yes, I know the risks of drastically elevated protein intake, but realistically how often does this happen? Now my wife's got it in her head and freaks out our toddler has yoghurt (very occasionally) twice a day. ("Oh no, I gave her yoghurt at lunch! You can't give her that now, she won't absorb enough calcium!") From her reaction, you'd think I was offering cigarettes...

In my entire life, I can't recall ever coming across a child that had been affected by too much protein. No matter what they ate. Too much sugar / fat / calories, for sure, but never protein.

Incidentally, our pediatrician says that products containing dairy milk, including yoghurt, should be introduced at the 1-year mark. (Before that, stick to steak for protein)
My understanding is that milk proteins are not easily digested by younger children, and can lead to an unnecessary strain for the bowels/liver.

With my first child, I was completely psycho-rigid: I followed my ped's advice to the letter, was obsessed with organic food and natural plain yoghurt, etc.

Now that my third one is starting solid food, I simply don't have time for that kind of OCD behavior, and I let him try what he wants from my plate (within reason, obviously). It's sooooo much more relaxing!

I still prepare him healthy fruit or veg purees, but I don't feel guilty if I occasionally have to give him ready-made food.
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Re: when can a baby start eating yogurt

We feed our little ones a very varied diet, with a good mix of proteins, carbs, fats, etc. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, very little processed. My point is: the odd extra yohgurt here or there isn't going to suddenly kill them. But listening to our pediatrician, you'd think it would...
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