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Duluth infant care: Foods to avoid giving your infant

Posted on 10-07-2014

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Introducing your infant to new or solid foods is an exciting milestone, but parents need to be careful when and how foods are introduced. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Duluth/Suwanee, we have been running a high quality, accredited infant care program for many years, and we understand the importance of giving your infant the right foods. Certain foods may cause allergic reactions, therefore we have listed a few foods to avoid giving your baby. Be sure to consult your pediatrician before making any changes to your child’s diet.

Honey

Honey, though good for adults, it is not good for infants. Honey is full of sugar and you may want to avoid introducing your child to sweeter foods until a later stage. Honey contains clostridium botulinum which can cause botulism. Side effects from this include:

  • Constipation
  • Poor appetite
  • Lethargy

Strawberries

Strawberries are high in vitamin C and antioxidants and can be good for the family, but not for an infant. Strawberries are acidic and this can cause a diaper rash. They are also a possible allergen, which may cause itching and a rash near your infant’s mouth. You should avoid this fruit until your infant is at least one year old.

Peanuts

Peanuts are highly allergenic foods, which means you should avoid giving your infant peanuts. Peanuts are from the legume family and peanut allergies are on the rise, so it is best to consult a doctor before you give your infant peanuts or even other legumes. Some people are also allergic to tree nuts (cashews, almonds, etc.) therefore it is best to stay away from all nuts until your child reaches at least one year in age. When your doctor tells you that you can feed your infant nuts, start with smooth peanut butter.

For more information about our infant care program in Duluth/ Suwanee, contact us today.

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