Foods That Your Baby May Be Allergic To
If your baby seems to develop an allergy to any food, err on the side of safety. Signs might include spitting up, diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stool, irritability, or skin rashes. Avoid feeding your baby that food for now, and discuss it with your doctor before trying again. Honey
It’s wise not to give your baby honey at least until she’s one year old, to help prevent infant botulism. Raw and Undercooked Food
Undercooked or raw eggs or meat might harbor unhealthy bacteria. I do not suggest feeding babies raw or undercooked produce at this stage, unless (like and avocado or banana) it is peeled before it is eaten. Cook the vegetable you serve your child, at least until she is six months old, to get rid of possible bacteria and to make the veggies softer and easier to swallow. Choking Hazards
Perhaps the most important foods to avoid are those in a form that could lead to choking. Babies can’t be trusted to chew effectively, even after a couple of teeth have come in. Avoid meats (unless well shredded), nuts (unless ground), peanut butter, popcorn, raisins, whole grapes, and food chunks that require chewing. The foods should either begin to dissolve in the mouth or be soft, mashed, ground, or shredded enough to be easily swallowed without chewing and without getting stuck.
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