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Stupid weaning Q: what can't I give?

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ComradeJing Thu 30-Jun-11 16:36:35

I'm confused on the recommendations. I know it's no honey until one but that's the only thing I'm sure of. Also no salt. Bloody anabel karmel has confused me so now I'm blw with my 6month dd I think 'really? She can really have meat now? And wheat?'

What's banned please MN?

RitaMorgan Thu 30-Jun-11 16:41:39

No honey, no whole nuts, no salt (limit of 1g a day)

Everything else is fine - wheat/gluten should be introduced by 7 months.

cardamomginger Thu 30-Jun-11 16:43:47

I think it's no shellfish certainly for the first year, and maybe longer. And I think no fresh tuna/swordfish/marlin/shark either, due to high levels of mercury these fish contain.

BertieBotts Thu 30-Jun-11 16:48:38

Nah that's just for pregnancy I think. It really is just honey! smile And of course choking risks, so peanut butter is okay, but whole nots aren't. Slivers of apple, a whole apple, or steamed chunks of apple are okay, but raw chunks of apple can be a risk. Same with raw carrots until you're confident she can chew.

DS was gumming away on steak at 6 months - it was great grin

RitaMorgan Thu 30-Jun-11 16:49:43

Shellfish is fine as long as it is cooked properly. I think tuna is fine too.

RitaMorgan Thu 30-Jun-11 16:51:11

Here's the NHS what to avoid list

You're right about the swordfish, shark and marlin - though I guess it's not really an issue for most people grin

ComradeJing Thu 30-Jun-11 16:52:44

So nuts are ok? And dairy?

I thought no nuts due to possible reactions and had assumed no dairy as everything in the AK book for the first few months says to mix with bm or formula.

Gosh I'm glad I started this thread! Thanks all.

BertieBotts Thu 30-Jun-11 16:55:43

Nuts they've changed their tune on now I think - best to check with HV if you have history of nut allergy in the family though.

AK is a nutjob. Cow's milk is fine in cooking, on cereal etc, as long as she's still having breastmilk and/or formula as her main drink. It should be full cream if possible, also for things like yoghurt, fromage frais and cheese, buy the full fat versions rather than low fat if you have the choice.

RitaMorgan Thu 30-Jun-11 16:55:47

Unless you have allergies in your family then nuts and dairy are fine.

Paschaelina Thu 30-Jun-11 16:56:53

nuts are fine unless you have a history of nut allergy in the family which would tend to make you more cautious. My son loves peanut butter on toast, he's 9.5mo. Also its fine to use cows milk to cook with and dairy products in the same way you do as an adult, just not to replace your baby's usual BM/formula feeds with cows milk until a year old.

TittyBojangles Thu 30-Jun-11 17:44:32

No WHOLE nuts and thats because of the choking risk, no honey and obviously little salt/sugar.

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