How often is 7m DS allowed eggs in a week??

(9 Posts)
u32ng Tue 10-Sep-13 07:42:00

Just wondering as I'm away to give him eggy bread for breakfast but it suddenly dawned on me that he's had a one-egg mini omelette about 5 days ago but I don't have a clue what the recommendation is for babies!

Doesn't help that they keep changing it for adults...

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 10-Sep-13 13:09:36

Didn't know there was a recommended limit u. My dd used to have eggy bread or egg and soldiers regularly but perhaps I'm just showing my ignorance there...smile

The NHS just say this about eggs for babies:

Eggs
Eggs can be given to babies over six months old, but make sure they're cooked until both the white and yolk are solid.

there isnt a limit on eggs for anyone so you could give them whenever you wanted (within reason!)

Spindelina Wed 11-Sep-13 20:31:35

They're not salt-free - six eggs in one day would be up around the maximum of 1g salt.

Not that you're very likely to have six eggs in one day, but you might have two and a piece of bread, and that would probably be your salt for the day.

Dilligufdarling Wed 11-Sep-13 20:59:50

They suggest being careful if you have high cholesterol (as an adult).
Your DS will not have any probs with this at his age so egg away!

Eggs seem to have a "binding" effect on my DD if she has them too often, that's all that bothers me!

they advise cutting down on saturated fats if you have high cholesterol rather than cutting down on eggs as the cholesterol in food doesnt affect the cholesterol in the body very much.

www.nhs.uk/livewell/goodfood/pages/eggs-nutrition.aspx

sparklekitty Wed 18-Sep-13 13:57:06

My DD loves eggs, she averages about 1 a day (not every day some some days she'll have a 2 egg omelette with veg for dinner).

They sometimes have a binding effect on her too, especially if she's had lots of carbs too. Try to keep the fluid intake up and lots of fruit (which contains water)

u32ng Wed 18-Sep-13 19:42:46

Ok, feeling a bit more relaxed about the egg thing. Just worried about the salt content of everything else now! grin

By the way, sorry if this is a dumb question but what's a 'binding' effect? Do you mean it has a constipating effect?

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