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Salt paranoia!!!

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NovemberAli Wed 03-Aug-11 12:55:09

Just come across the recent reports on salt levels in children with one of the areas of concern being the consumption of cow's milk by under one's. I had no idea it had so much salt in! shock

here

DD, 10 months is BF, but has cow's milk on her cereal every day - should I replace this with formula instead?

belgo Wed 03-Aug-11 12:58:54

Don't worry. Cow's milk on cereal once a day is perfectly fine at 10 months.

belgo Wed 03-Aug-11 13:00:23

basically that article is talking about parents who think a pureed Big Mac is a suitable bedtime snack for a baby. Don't worry.

Seona1973 Wed 03-Aug-11 21:55:32

sounds like the babies were having cows milk for all their feeds and eating salty foods. Bread has around 0.5g of salt per slice so it is easy to go over the limit just by having 1 slice of bread and some cheese and beans. A small amount of cows milk in cereal is fine for a baby over 6 months as long as the main drink remains breast/formula milk

Deliaskis Thu 04-Aug-11 13:41:33

It is a worry, but just wanted to give you a giggle as I don't call that paranoia. Paranoia is me worrying that DD could be harmed by the salt she imbibes just by licking or gumming down on my finger/hand, etc. as she constantly does. I honestly do worry about this! In hot weather I'm very salty LOL.

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NovemberAli Fri 05-Aug-11 14:56:23

grin Deliaskis - I know I'm being too PFB aren't I?

I was just already a bit worried as she eats quite a lot of cheese so was trying to limit salt intake a bit, but it seems to be in everything these days, there was a surprising amount in the yoghurt I was giving her too confused

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