Giving Baby Yogurt for Baby Food
Yogurt is a tasty food produced by the bacterial fermentation of milk. Cows milk is the most common type of base for yogurt, but milk from water buffalo, goats, ewes and even camels can also be used to make yogurt. Yogurt can be a yummy and healthy first food for baby, filled with calcium they’ll require for strong bones!
Entire milk yogurt also consists of an outstanding amount of vitamins and minerals for baby. Take a look at the nutrition for simply one cup of yogurt for baby!
1 cup Stonyfield Whole Milk Yogurt
- Vitamin A– 8%.
- Vitamin B6– 4%.
- Vitamin B12– 20%.
- Vitamin D– 25%.
- Calcium– 30%.
- Thiamin– 8%.
- Magnesium– 8%.
- Phosphorous– 25%.
- Riboflavin– 25%.
- Panthothenic Acid– 8%.
Did You Know: Yogurt is likewise a fantastic source of protein! Since of it’s culturing procedure, the protein is easily absorbed by little tummies.
Yogurt has protein and its cultures can aid with gastrointestinal health. Some individuals believe it can help with gas and other digestive tract problems, which is a definite plus. It’s also excellent for blending with other fruits and vegetables.
When Can My Baby Begin to Eat Yogurt?
A lot of pediatricians recommend starting your infant on Yogurt around 7-8 months of age. Some pediatricians also advise yogurt as a fantastic first food (from 6 months+). Choosing a Whole Milk Yogurt is the most useful to your baby as babies require fats in their diets for correct growth.
You can buy plain entire milk yogurt for your baby from business like Stonyfield Farm, Waterfall Fresh and Brown Cow. You can likewise Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt. Stonyfield Farm also makes the YoBaby brand name that lots of parents understand and enjoy. However, utilizing a large container of plain whole milk yogurt will conserve you money (and save money on added sugar) and provide you the versatility of adding your own flavorings to baby’s yogurt.
Why are Yogurt and Cheese Ok for Baby Before Age 1 Years of age?
Why is it ok to offer my baby yogurt (and cheese) prior to she is 1 years of age? Exists something unique about the dairy element of yogurt and cheese? You can likewise discover Greek Yogurt on the WBF Blog site.
Yogurt and cheese are a bit unique when it concerns presenting these 2 foods thinking about that they are dairy items.
While there is no excellent magical secret in Yogurt or Cheese, the most common reasons for yogurt and cheese being fine to introduce to a baby prior to the age of 1 year old are:
- Unlike Whole Cow Milk, your baby is not at risk of formula/breast milk being changed by Yogurt or Cheese.
- The medical neighborhood concerns that if Entire Cow milk is introduced to a baby prior to 1 years of age, that parents would stop formula and/or breastfeeding and use Milk as the replacement. This would perhaps be dangerous to your baby’s health! They, however, overlook to specify the difference in between baby drinking milk and consuming yogurt and/or cheese.
- Lactose is broken down with the culturing of the yogurt or cheese and milk proteins are either semi-removed or minimal. The culturing makes yogurt and cheese easier to digest. Lots of people with lactose intolerance typically are be able to eat cheese and/or yogurt without difficulty. The same is often true for some individuals with a milk protein (either to the casein or the whey) allergy.
So why do doctors state “No Dairy Until After 1 Year” if Yogurt and Cheese are Ok?
As noted above, the medical neighborhood fears that parents might stop formula/breastfeeding and start their kids on whole cow milk earlier than 1 year old– unless they were told not to. Lots of pediatricians do not describe that yogurt and cheese are ok for your baby from 8 months old and on.
Tasty ways to serve your baby yogurt– Baby Yogurt Meals.
As long as baby has currently had any fruits/veggies that you wish to mix in with Yogurt, you are limitless in what types of yogurt meals you create. There is no need to buy “that” brand of yogurt blended with fruits & veggies! Some of my favorite yogurt meals & mixes:
- Yogurt with applesauce and a dash of cinnamon.
- Yogurt and Blueberries.
- Yogurt with peaches and bananas together (and separate).
- Yogurt with Wheat Germ and no other addition.
- Yogurt and mashed avocado.
- Yogurt combined with any fruit and water to produce a baby-smoothie (utilizing water produces a thin mix that might move through a Sippy Cup with ease).
- Yogurt mixed with sweet potato and cinnamon.
- Yogurt and green beans and pears.
- Yogurt mixed with carrots and peaches.
Check out the Baby Smoothies page for more fantastic yogurt concepts!
And speaking of “that” brand of yogurt marketed to babies (between the ages of 8 months and 12 months old), the YoBaby brand name does contain natural organic sugars. The sugar content is less than in a brand name such as Dannimals and it is natural and not improved or chemically processed sugar. There are no ingredients such as starches, fructose syrup, gelatin etc in the Stonyfield YoBaby brand either.
Yogurt does contain sugar even if it is not included straight to the yogurt!
You may be shocked to discover that yogurts, even the Plain yogurts, will contain sugar. The sugar happens naturally in dairy items is called lactose. This “dairy” sugar is not an additive and we feel that is an essential distinction to make.