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What kind of cheese and yogurt do you feed your babies??<br><br>
My DD is 11 months old....and has had a couple tastes of some cheddar cheese here and there...but that's it. I am just not sure what kind to give her.<br><br>
As far as cheese goes.....is it okay as long as it's organic?<br><br>
And as far as yogurt goes...I'm not giving my DD ANY sugar for absolutely as long as I can possibly go...so the yo baby type of yogurt is o-u-t.<br><br>
Would it be okay to make my own yogurt from our raw milk and just use organic plain yogurt as a starter and feed her that? Are there any organic types of yogurt that are healthier.....ie..no sugar that you can buy from the store?<br><br>
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THere are lots of yogurt without sugar. Just get a plain organic yogurt. My store has a lot of options that fall into that category. You can check the ingredients to be sure. I have gotten the stonyfield farms organic version of Yo Baby (the plain kind) on occasion. The one advantage is that it's full-fat, whereas a lot of "adult" yogurts out there are low- or non-fat. But I don't like all the packaging, or the fact that I have to open a yogurt that DD will only eat a couple bites out of. I've also gotten greek yogurt at times - it's whole milk yogurt, plain, no sugar, etc. Brown Cow also makes a full-fat plain yogurt, I think. Depends on your store, but there are a ton of different brands of good non-sugar-added yogurts out there (I do shop at whole foods, but even in "regular" supermarkets I can usually at least find Stonyfield Farms organic and greek yogurt).<br><br>
Cheese, I'll just give DD bites of whatever cheese I'm having.
 

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we use brown cow yogurt, it's plain or flavored with honey. whole milk, very tasty, he actually won't eat anything else. we do pretty much any cheese because one day he decided it was all he wanted to eat, but after much constipation issues, we just give good quality american cheese on a regular basis. it is processed and easier for new tummies to digest. I'll still give him a bite of whatever i'm having, but no amounts to really speak of.<br><br>
you could try making your own yogurt if you're overly concerned...
 

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Ds2 got a hold of a piece of (organic) cheddar cheese yesterday and LOVED it...was loving it so much that I decided to let him keep eating it!<br><br>
I just joined a raw milk co-op and plan on making my own yogurt and kefir with that milk...my ds is 9 months...I feel okay about giving him a little homemade yogurt. I don't know that I'll pursue the cheese right away, but it's good to know that he likes it!
 

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I guess as far as the yogurt is concerned...it's the pasturization factor. We drink raw milk...and I sincerely believe that raw milk is better than pasturized milk. I'm just not sure what to do about things such as yogurt (since it's pasturized unless I make my own), as well as cream cheese and other types of cheeses.<br><br>
It's all just so confusing for me! *Slaps head* Lol!
 

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Hi! I use raw milk and make my own yogurt. Our farmer also has raw cheeses, and I use swiss. you can buy raw cheese at most health food stores.
 

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How do you make your own yogurt from the raw milk? I think that's what I'll do. I did buy some organic whole milk yogurt to use as a starter.<br><br>
Do you just heat up the milk, and put a couple scoops of yogurt in as a starter and then keep it on low heat over night or something like that?<br><br>
I could get a yogurt maker...but I just can't stand to buy another "machine" as we are trying to live more simply.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">How do you make your own yogurt from the raw milk? I think that's what I'll do. I did buy some organic whole milk yogurt to use as a starter.<br><br>
Do you just heat up the milk, and put a couple scoops of yogurt in as a starter and then keep it on low heat over night or something like that?<br><br>
I could get a yogurt maker...but I just can't stand to buy another "machine" as we are trying to live more simply.<br><br>
TIA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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I will start getting my raw milk next week so I haven't actually made any yet. I was just reading about how to do it in the traditional foods forum (here on MDC) and it sounds incredibly easy. Almost too easy. Do a search and you can see what different people do. It definitely does not sound like you need an actual yogurt maker to do it though!
 
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