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My little girl has been having solids for a few weeks now ... avocado, sweet potatoes, mashed blueberries. I gave her a taste of my plain yogurt last night and she loved it! Is it ok to give cow's milk yogurt before one year or is that on the list of things to avoid? Thanks for the advice!

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I was fine with plain yogurt from around 8 months or so.

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I gave my 6.5 month old some plain greek yogurt.

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Here is what kellymom says:
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Yogurt and cheese

Some experts consider yogurt and cheese to be okay for most babies after 6 months. Others prefer waiting until 9-12 months. Of course, if baby has a cow's milk allergy or there is a strong history of allergy to cow's milk in the family, yogurt, cheese and all other foods made with cow's milk should be avoided until 12 months or later. The main difference between yogurt and milk is that the lactose in yogurt has been converted into lactic acid. Cheese differs from milk in two ways: the whey proteins are drained off in the cheese-making process (so only casein proteins remain), and the curdling enzymes break down the casein proteins into smaller protein molecules. For babies and toddlers, try to find the whole milk yogurt (not low or no fat), and avoid the yogurt with artificial sweeteners lots of sugary fruits.
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We did plain full fat (I think it was Fage) at 6 months. DD will only eat it if we mix in other things like applesauce. I couldn't figure out why until one day when I tried it. The stuff tastes like sour cream.

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We did yogurt from 6 months on as well. I get whole fat, non-flavored and mix in different things, usually oatmeal (in fine grain, if you cant find it like this you can stick regular oats in the blender for a few seconds and that will do it) some kind of fruit, or veggie .. yeah weird .. but she likes it ..

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Thanks for your responses, mamas!
We tried it out today and she loved it ... so we'll be adding it to the repertoire.

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DD is going on 10 months and has been eating yogurt for months. Just make sure its full fat yogurt made with whole milk, not low fat or non fat. The Yo Baby is good and comes in lots of flavors. It has tons of probiotics and fiber, since DD has been eating it daily we have had zero constipation....she goes every single day at almost the same time!

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From six months, babe can have anything the rest of the family is eating.

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We feed our babe full fat organic Stoneyfield Farm plain yogurt, but stay away from the yo-baby because it has sugar in it.
We grate apple into it or add mushy bananas sometimes but really, the baby likes the flavor of the plain yogurt just fine without additives. We've fed him yogurt since about 7 mos.
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My ODS has been eating Nancy's plain yogurt since he was about 8 mos. Now that he's four he eats it just about every day with either his favorite cereal or fruit chopped into it. Since he's always eaten it without sweetener he loves it this way. I kinda like it myself that way, too. Definitely look at the ingredients. DH was fine with me getting plain yogurt for our kids and when he looked at the ingredients of a flavored popular brand, he was astonished to see that one serving can have 35 grams or more of sugar!

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I waited until 9-12 months with my other two. (Haven't started solids with this baby yet). However, I was allergic to milk protiens, caseins, as a child. I suspect my oldest has a mild dairy allergy. And my middle child had a dairy intolerance as a baby so I had to cut it out of my diet. This baby spits up more if I drink milk and has eczema. So I'll likely be waiting until closer to a year with him as well.
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DH was fine with me getting plain yogurt for our kids and when he looked at the ingredients of a flavored popular brand, he was astonished to see that one serving can have 35 grams or more of sugar!
While I agree that plain whole-fat yogurt is a better way to go, I just wanted to point out for S&D's benefit that flavoured yogurt in Canada doesn't have nearly the sugar content as stuff in the US. We eat Activia and it has 15g per 100g serving.

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Perhaps a dumb question, but why only full-fat yogurt? I understand wanting the no-sugar added, but I don't understand the full fat. Presumably many of the solids we give babies are low fat (veggies, fruits, etc...) and their necessary milk fats should come from nursing, right? My baby's not quite to solids yet, but I ask because we can't get organic milk/yogurt where I live, and I usually buy non-fat, since hormones and toxins and such concentrate in the milk fat.
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My baby's not quite to solids yet, but I ask because we can't get organic milk/yogurt where I live, and I usually buy non-fat, since hormones and toxins and such concentrate in the milk fat.
It's probably not so much of an issue with you since you're mainly nursing.

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