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Blue cheeses, pate, that sort of thing

(6 Posts)
VisualiseAHorse Sat 22-Dec-12 16:15:49

Just gave my 8 month old boy some Stilton, and he loved it! Couldn't get enough, licked the cracker clean!

Then I thought...hang it ok to give him blue cheese? He's not really a fan of normal cheddar, only seems to like the super-strong crumbly hard cheese. But is soft/blue cheese ok?

I suppose it's a worry left over from pregnancy, no blue cheese, no pate, no runny eggs etc. Are these things all ok once baby is over 6 months?

nickelbabylyinginamanger Sat 22-Dec-12 16:18:47

here's a list

i can't see blue cheese.

LilyVonSchtupp Sat 22-Dec-12 16:19:45

It's very salty but a bit won't harm him. Just make sure you are't giving it with other salty foods until he's a toddler.

Flisspaps Sat 22-Dec-12 16:31:53

Really anything that isn't honey, raw shellfish or whole grapes/whole nuts is fine. Other than that, moderation is the key grin

FredFredGeorge Sat 22-Dec-12 18:09:22

There's a slighly higher chance of bugs which cause food poisining in blue cheese, pate etc. So people with weak immune systems are advised to avoid, pregnant women generally don't have a weak immune system but even a relatively mild poisoning with Listeria that would be shaken off easier can cause a miscarriage. That's why you're advised to avoid when pregnant.

If your baby is normally healthy the very slight higher chance of food poisoning doesn't really matter as he'll be able to deal with it fine so no need to worry.

VisualiseAHorse Sun 23-Dec-12 08:23:55

Cool smile Thanks for help ladies smile

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