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Can a child eat too many Bananas?

(7 Posts)
Marioandluigi Wed 30-Sep-09 18:54:37

DS2 has SN and has a diet which is limited to Bananas, Raisins and yoghurts.

He may eat three or four bananas in a day, and we havent had a problem, but today, someone at his SN group suggested that that may be too much, and he will be eating too much potassium?

overmydeadbody Wed 30-Sep-09 18:56:06

I don't think three or four is too many.

overmydeadbody Wed 30-Sep-09 18:57:44

It could cause constipation though

Trikken Wed 30-Sep-09 18:59:52

Ds went through a phase of eating lots of 'nanas and had bad nappies for a couple of days. that may have been a coincidence tho. cant say about the potassium however. sorry not much help really.

LynetteScavo Wed 30-Sep-09 19:01:52

So if his diet consists of only banana, raisins and yougurt, what are you supposed to do? Starve him?

MintyCane Wed 30-Sep-09 19:03:56

My six year old eats three a day and seems fine.

Marioandluigi Wed 30-Sep-09 19:11:54

Lynette - I did think that hmm

Thanks everyone, I will feel better now when he is chomping away.

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