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are these ok to feed to 7 month old. she started eating solids a few weeks ago.<br>
if so what kind/brand yogurt do you buy?
 

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i have always read dairy products should not be given until 9 months, and milk at 12. you are risking allergies.
 

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Because dairy is a highly allergic food, it is recommend not give a baby it until they are 1 yo. I tried goats yogurt at 8 mo, (it supose to be easier to digest with less allergies) but my ds' didn't like the taste. All though plenty of main streamers believe that is is fine to give it to a infant, so it is really up to you. I would say stay away at least for a few more months.
 

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I started giving ds organic yogurt at 9 mos. He has had both cow & goat & he LOVES it. I would wait a little longer myself, but in general, yogurt is a good dairy to start with b/c the way that it is processed makes it less allergenic than milk itself.
 

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Actually cheese and yogurt are FINE- 8 mo is a recommended starting pt, although our GI said 7 mo is fine too. What most people are allergic to is lactose and the process of making cheese and yogurt takes out more of the lactose. <a href="http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/tipYogurt.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/tipYogurt.htm</a><br><br>
ETA we buy organic whole milk yogurt- VERY important it is whole milk
 

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I wouldn't push cow proteins on that tender gut. It might not even be closed all the way yet. PP mentioned lactose - adults are sensitive to lactose sure, but there are plenty of people who are allergic to the protein in cows milk. If your babe reacts to milk that you drink I would stay away from dairy until that gets better. It might be different with raw milk which is better for you anyway.<br><br>
Goat milk protein is different though and I might consider it but it's hard to find. I've actually been looking lately and can't seem to pin down a local source. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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<a href="http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/first-foods.html" target="_blank">http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/first-foods.html</a><br><br>
According to the table at the bottom of the page, 12 to 18 months for dairy.
 

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Goat milk protein is different though and I might consider it but it's hard to find. I've actually been looking lately and can't seem to pin down a local source. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"></div>
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Not sure if you have seen this site already, but I found a local source recently here:<br><a href="http://www.realmilk.org/" target="_blank">http://www.realmilk.org/</a>
 

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Yogurt is part of the 9 to 12 month section. We started whole milk yogurt mixed with a little fruit at ten months. We won't offer other dairy products, though, for a long, long time.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yogurt is part of the 9 to 12 month section. We started whole milk yogurt mixed with a little fruit at ten months. We won't offer other dairy products, though, for a long, long time.</div>
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Whoop, mea culpa. I was only looking at the 'cottage cheese' part. Thanks for the correction. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not sure if you have seen this site already, but I found a local source recently here:<br><a href="http://www.realmilk.org/" target="_blank">http://www.realmilk.org/</a></div>
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Yeah, I got my contacts from there but they are proving.. slippery. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I started yogurt around 7 months. I tried cottage cheese around 9, but a baby blowing cottage cheese raspberries at me was a little too gross for me! He didn't like the texture, so we'll try again some other time.
 

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I gave August yogurt for the first time about 2 weeks ago, so 9.5 months, and I wasn't going to give her cheese until a year, but last week my cats pulled a piece of cheese off the table and DD crawled over and ate it. She was fine, so I let her eat it one more time after that and will probably give it to her sparingly from now on. I usually give DD plain organic yogurt with my own added fruit (she loves frozen blueberries mixed in, great for teething), but I have given her the organic "yobaby" brand because I got a coupon for a free 6 container package and decided to try it. It does have added sugar though which is annoying, I wouldn't buy it again for that reason, plus DD likes the plain kind better (I think yobaby is actually too sweet for her).
 

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We started both around 7 months.<br><br>
No allergies in the family.<br><br>
Yogurt is a pretty strong part of Katie's diet because she's on the low end for iron, very low weight-wise (off the chart for weight:height) and will NOT eat baby cereal (we do "real" food, but attempted "baby" cereal for the iron").<br><br>
So, we buy the yobaby with added iron, just for good measure. It's one of the few healthy foods that has more calories/ounce than bm.
 
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