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Those Onken Biopot yoghurts "made with live bio cultures" - are they suitable for babies?

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MamaG Wed 17-Jun-09 11:48:32

I have 2 big pots, wondering if they would be ok to give to 7 month old BabyG?

MamaG Wed 17-Jun-09 12:07:59

Anyone?

misshardbroom Wed 17-Jun-09 12:16:20

I think they'd probably be fine, although I think I only gave them to mine from about 12 months.

They're actually really good if they've had a stomach bug... a doctor told me to give them to DD when she was 1 and had the stomach virus from hell.

Seona1973 Wed 17-Jun-09 12:18:19

bio yoghurt is ok from 6 months as long as it doesn't state otherwise on the label. From the Food Standards Agency:

Are bio yoghurts safe for babies?

'Bio' yoghurts usually claim to contain 'live' bacteria, or 'cultures'. In most products, these will be the same types of bacteria that are found naturally in a healthy person's digestive system.

So babies don't need to eat bio yoghurts to get these bacteria. But if you want to give bio yoghurts to your baby after he or she is about six months old, this should be safe, as long as it doesn't say on the label that the product isn't suitable for babies.

Your baby needs plenty of energy to grow, so make sure you give him or her full-fat varieties of dairy products such as yoghurts and fromage frais. Remember to avoid using cows' milk as a main drink until your baby is one year old.

If you would like more detailed information about a specific product, you can get in touch with the manufacturer.

MamaG Wed 17-Jun-09 14:36:56

Thanks a lot both

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