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Hi--What's the youngest your child has been when you first introduced small amounts of kefir into his or her diet? I make fresh kefir from grains in raw cow's milk, and my dd is 6 months old. Anyone give an infant kefir? Are there any known risks?
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Hi--What's the youngest your child has been when you first introduced small amounts of kefir into his or her diet? I make fresh kefir from grains in raw cow's milk, and my dd is 6 months old. Anyone give an infant kefir? Are there any known risks?
I personally wouldn't because, IMO, six months is too young to be on anything but breastmilk unless there is a specific need for the baby to have the proboitics. Just enjoy it yourself and your baby will get the benefits via your milk.

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I had only wanted to give her some because she has a yeasty diaper rash. I've just started letting her go without a diaper around the house, so hopefully that will help! And so far, she hasn't peed on me...
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I've heard good things about applying topically. There are some good herbal topical salves, as well.

The number one important thing is giving the area air, and frequent changing. Maybe let her go without a diaper once in a while? Susun Weed's Herbal for the Childbearing Year has some good info on this, as well. . . .
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