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Old 12-08-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:30 PM   #2
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Re: dairy

hmm well if she doesn't have any food intolerance issues I think anytime after they start solids but I could be wrong . If you consume dairy and she has always been okay with then I don't think she would have problems with it, someone correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:13 PM   #3
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Not until at least 1. Lots of people's opinions differ on this subject, and some choose to give cheese and yogurt earlier. Dairy is really rich, and hard on babies tummies. Their systems just aren't designed to tollerate lots of things until after they're one.

They could seem to tollerate it fine, but introducing it too early could develop a food allergy down the line. Just like with say a bee sting allergy - the 1st time it doesn't do anything - the 2nd time you find out your allergic to them.

Here is probably more information thru links than you'd care to know about, and lots of it is on allergies w/bf'd babies - but you could find it helpful in making choices.

http://familydoctor.org/340.xml

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060601/cgth032.html?.v=56

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?...FlZUVFeXkxNQ==

http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.d...605300302/1326

http://allergies.about.com/od/anaphy.../aa011501a.htm

http://www.kitsapsun.com/bsun/fe_hea...731388,00.html

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/stori....1ae5bec4.html

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...0321/1006/LIFE

http://www.smh.com.au/news/allergies...545489550.html

http://www.upi.com/ConsumerHealthDai...2-040611-9648r

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/new...lergies-nestle

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsAr...archived=False

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansas...g/14474088.htm

http://www.fankids.org/FANKid/Basics...ergyBasics.htm
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:09 AM   #4
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Yup - one year of no cow, that's my policy. The proteins in dairy are BIG, bigger than goat or sheep or chicken or anything else, far as I know. It's hard to digest, and if they DO have an issue, the damage can be fairly extensive before a dr. would catch it. LOTS of mamas do start w/stuff like string cheese and yogurt before 1 yr, but there are so many options, I just prefer to err on the side of caution for 1 yr. First birthday, make a big old cake out of butter and see what happens. W/my first, nada, except for a very messy baby lol! W/#2 he reacted almost instantly. Better that shouldn't happen to a really little baby, I'll tell ya! It's SORE BUMS!
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:11 AM   #5
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We waited until after the first year too.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:14 AM   #6
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We're trying to introduce it now (14m), and even though we've only just started with a milk based formula, its NOT going well.

I've always heard it was safe to start at a year, but theres no need to if the child is still breastfeeding.
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Old 12-10-2006, 11:32 AM   #7
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I wanted to wait until 18 months. but my husband keeps giving her things that have dairy in them. like animal crackers the last ingrident is 'low fat milk' or something.
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