Baby given cream

(44 Posts)
troublegirl Thu 03-Oct-13 15:46:38

Hi, My baby is almost 5 months - i am waiting till 6 months before BLW
Today someone has fed baby whipped cream and I am really worried as I thought baby shouldn't have cream till at least 12months.

I'm angry at myself for having back turned which meant this could happen but also really worried that it could cause problems such as allergies as baby digestive system is still maturing.

What are peoples thoughts.

Tommy Thu 03-Oct-13 16:00:38

she will be fine - I'm guessing they only gave her a bit anyway? Try not to worry about it smile

whatsonyourplate Thu 03-Oct-13 16:01:49

Unless your baby is lactose intolerant, it is very unlikely to have caused any problems. Until fairly recently babies were weaned at 4 months without too many issues. Giving cows milk as a drink isn't recommended until 12 months, but I think other dairy is OK from 6 months (assuming no allergies).

NotYoMomma Thu 03-Oct-13 16:02:49

its after 17 weeks
it would have been a miniscule amount
it will be fine

relax, breathe and tell the person who did it not to repeat

no need to get so stressy

You shouldn't switch to cows milk until 12 months. It has salt in it. A tiny bit of whipped cream won't overload their system. It's done now, I wouldn't be happy but it won't do LO any harm.

I'm sure your baby will be fine. However it was not anyone else's business to feed your baby. I don't know of anyone who would hold a tiny 5 month d and think - let's feed it something. That would piss me off tbh. If baby was a year maybe I'd not think too much of it but 5 months? No way

RoganJosh Thu 03-Oct-13 16:04:52

It shouldn't be their main drink before 12 months, but you can use it in meals.

EmeraldJeanie Thu 03-Oct-13 16:05:40

Do you know I didn't know that about cream. Sure mine may well have had spoon of creamy pudding at 5/6 months. Both fine.

NotYoMomma Thu 03-Oct-13 16:07:17

I hate that mothers now have the fear of God put in them over every tiny thing. sad

Tee2072 Thu 03-Oct-13 16:09:57

You can start cooking/making things with cows milk at 6 months, MrsTP. Just not as their main food or drink.

It will be fine, OP.

Devilforasideboard Thu 03-Oct-13 16:14:41

According to the NHS guidance they can have cows milk after 6 months but not as a drink. I'd be kicking off about feeding while your back was turned though, that needs to be nipped in the bud. Presumably this person had no way of knowing whether your baby has allergies? Actually that's why it's recommended to introduce things like cows milk and peanuts one at a time so you can make sure there aren't any allergies.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Thu 03-Oct-13 16:15:45

I think the Baby will be fine, but YANBU and what and when the Baby is fed should be up to you (and it's a bit random to give cream to someone else's unweaned child and would set my back up).

ZiaMaria Thu 03-Oct-13 16:16:07

As others say - it will be fine. Just be clear with the person that you will not tolerate a repeat.

OHforDUCKScake Thu 03-Oct-13 16:34:02

That could have killed my baby so I'd have gone absolutely apeshit if someone fed that to my child. After giving him adrenalin, calling 999 and spending a night in hospital of course.

Wtf gives people the right to feed other peoples babies without permission??

Makqueen2 Thu 03-Oct-13 16:36:43

It will be ok.

But honestly, I'd stop who ever was doing it from feeding your baby whenever they want. That sort of thing drove me batshit with ds. My dad was always feeding him bits of crap behind my back.

troublegirl Thu 03-Oct-13 17:53:00

baby seams ok I was very concerned as I am intolerant to dairy and it causes my IBS to flair up very badly so I don't have dairy and so my Breastmilk is Dairy free too.
The person who did it was visiting as a one off and so won't get the opportunity to do something like that again thankfully.
I just couldn't believe that it happend - and still can't believe that the person thought it was acceptable to feed someone elses baby that they hardly know

Sorry to hear you're so worried. I'm sure it'll be fine. DMil gave DS a sip of her champagne when he was about 5 months. I had to really bite my lip. I was pretty angry but we were at a family wedding. Anyway, he's 5 now and there was no harm done. I think a tiny bit of something is no problem at all.

mrsjay Thu 03-Oct-13 18:00:04

Try and relax about it the person was being a twat though assuming they could give your baby a taste of cream I cant see it affecting the baby though try and not panic

thegreylady Thu 03-Oct-13 18:03:57

My dh just told me that an elderly relative gave dss clotted cream [about a tablespoonful!!] in little bits when he was 10 weeks old! She was minding him while dh and his now ex dw went to the doctors-they were gone about half an hour-she was very proud of herself.There were no ill effects at all but the parents were not amused.

PeppiNephrine Thu 03-Oct-13 18:07:51

A taste of cream does not cause allergies. And cows milk doesn't have salt in it, you prob mean sodium, which breastmilk and formula also have.

It's not something people should do, but its not a deal.

PeppiNephrine Thu 03-Oct-13 18:09:32

*ideal. fucking ipad.

AnythingNotEverything Thu 03-Oct-13 18:10:57

Your baby will be fine, but where does that person get off feeding your baby?!

Also, your story is completely trumped by the PP whose baby was given champagne. Incredible.

CatsRule Thu 03-Oct-13 18:17:40

My bil tried to give my ds icing sugar when he was about 4 months old...the kind with lots of colourant and on cupcakes. My ds wasn't weaned and also had severe reflux with slow weight gain. Some people are just really thick and overstep. Yanbu.

Perhaps they should all sart shearing t shirts saying "please don't feed me" or "I'm not weaned yet" to every gathering.

Makqueen2 Thu 03-Oct-13 18:23:10

There are a lot of people who seem to be obsessed with feeding other people's babies bits of food. It verges on the ridiculous sometimes. My dad did it all the time with ds, my MIL does it with my nephews, always sticking her fingers in things (inc wine) and putting it in their mouths.

She does it with my baby when it arrives I'll chop her bloody fingers off.

Toddlertwinsmum1 Thu 03-Oct-13 18:23:57

Just to put your mind at rest further, my MIL fed my 8 week old DS creme brûlée before I had chance to stop her (following a lengthy discussion about how I was bfing and that was all he had). He is now 14 months and completely fine, no allergies or intolerances. I still. However, haven't forgiven her and don't think I ever will. Grrrrrrr.


Flatiron Thu 03-Oct-13 18:31:10

I remember the shock with which I realised, on a family day out 18+ years ago, that FiL was feeding DS1, 6 months, an ice cream cone.shock (DS1 did seem to be loving it, but that's not the point!)

Of course FiL was from the generation which routinely gave babies tea, and milk with alcohol to make them sleep, and something called glead water (hot coal infused water) for colic!

I don't know if I was being over-protective, and I'm afraid I became much more lax, nutritionally speaking, with DS2 and 3, but still think it's a damn cheek to feed someone else's baby anything without their approval.

meddie Thu 03-Oct-13 19:00:37

My ex mil would try to feed my lactose intolerant son butter, ice cream and cheese ' because its just a fad '
I could not turn my back on her.

I had my ex-sil feed ds1 with icecream. No harm done.
Ds3's dad (dp) feed him a cockle at 8 months, despite my warnings about allergies to shellfish in the family. He came out in an allergy rash!
Dp's name was mud for a couple of days!

A COCKLE. Of all the things to choose. Honestly. I can't understand the fascination with sticking weird things in babies' mouths. I bet someone will come on here and say their 2 month old was fed blue cheese in a minute. Or peanuts. It beggars belief.

parkin2010 Thu 03-Oct-13 20:35:46

I mean this nicely but I really think you need to lighten up a bit.

troublegirl Fri 04-Oct-13 11:34:02

thank you for all the replies -
update baby been sick and watery diarrhea and come out in a bumpy rash on face, so if that is from cream or coincidental i'm not sure but other than slightly more irritable than normal seams ok in herself

OHforDUCKScake Fri 04-Oct-13 12:03:55

Sounds like an allergy. Have you got allergies in the family? Does she get reflux?

extracrunchy Fri 04-Oct-13 12:07:05

Oh hope it's not an allergy! Can't believe people who think doing this is ok. My mother didn't believe DS was dairy intolerant, fed him buttery mash aged about 10 months and he barfed all over her house. She didn't do it again.

troublegirl Fri 04-Oct-13 12:08:39

yes, cousins have eczema allergies from dairy and eggs.

for past month baby very windy, and been crying in sleep till wakes up, hates being laid flat, lots of hicups so though that may be reflux but not very often sick in general

OHforDUCKScake Fri 04-Oct-13 12:24:47

Oh dear. Id wean very carefully.

Poor baby sad and people think you were overreacting and need to lighten up. This is precisely why people should let the parents feed their own babies and stop being so desperate to shove stuff down their throats.

ScottishInSwitzerland Fri 04-Oct-13 12:37:39

Isn't formula just fortified cows milk (I know you said you breastfeed yourself and have specific intolerance concerns for your child). So surely cows milk/cream is likely to be ok - specific intolerances aside?

But op yanbu to be cross at somebody feeding your baby without your permission

MrsMook Fri 04-Oct-13 12:42:11

Sounds like an allergic reaction I'm afraid. DS1 had his first one at 25wks to baby porridge marketed at 4m+. DS2 is now the same age and we're just dabbling into weaning. I'm keeping him strictly to fruit and veg until 26wks, not that that makes a difference to him being allergic or not. I've found a lot of the 4m+ baby food does contain milk when you think you're getting a simple fruit/veg puree.

When you've got extra reason to be cautious of food allergies, it's your right to find out under your own terms, not because some prat thinks it's funny to feed a baby with random stuff. Grrr!

OHforDUCKScake Fri 04-Oct-13 12:42:23

Presumably the baby is breast fed and never had dairy?

Buddhagirl Fri 04-Oct-13 12:48:14

The baby, my baby, your baby. I never understand why people just say "baby".

Thread jack, sorry op.

MokuMoku Fri 04-Oct-13 12:58:44

A woman I knew was off on holiday with her husband, baby and mil. They stopped at a service station and when she went to the toilet her mil fed the baby some peanut butter.

The mil was very self-righteous about the whole thing until the poor baby's face started swelling up and had to be rushed to hospital.

Some people are just idiots!

I'm sure these reactions are rare and most babies are fine but it is sad when you feel you can't turn your back on your child for a second.

troublegirl Fri 04-Oct-13 12:59:32

yes only breastfed (until given cream yesterday) nothing else has been given

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