Okay, this might be a REALLY stupid question, but I honestly don't know! I gave DD a few tastes of coconut milk last week (obviously hadn't given this much thought at that point, but I was making curry with the baby on my hip and offered her a spoonful) and she LOVED it. It's got tons of good fats in it and tastes yummy, so I'd love to mix it with her food to up the calorie content (she's a skinny baby and could use all the help she can get).
But, Mom says coconut is a nut (and therefore a high-allergy food that should be avoided for the first year). I thought coconut was a fruit (and therefore fair game for infants). Help! (I sound ridiculous even to myself. Honestly, should I already know this?)
She didn't show any reaction to the "tastes" I gave her, and we don't have any family history of allergies, but should I hold off anyway? Anybody else give coconut milk to their LO?
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