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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Presumably the baby is breast fed and never had dairy?

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!

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

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 04-Oct-13 12:29:10

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.

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

Oh dear. Id wean very carefully.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

farewellfigure Thu 03-Oct-13 19:27:25

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.

samithesausage Thu 03-Oct-13 19:14:38

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!

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.

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.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 03-Oct-13 18:25:28


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.

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.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 03-Oct-13 18:19:31

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

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.

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.

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

*ideal. fucking ipad.

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.

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