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Weaning at 6 months - types of yoghurt.....

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doris4646 Fri 26-Jan-07 09:22:48

Hi there, my daughter is 6 months old this week and I have been weaning her for the last two weeks. The plan we are following tells me to try "yoghurt" next week for breakfast.

After looking am now CONFUSED! Should it be Full Fat Cows Milk? Natural? Greek? Bio? Probiotic? Flavoured? Muller kiddie pots????
Am I just a neurotic Mum???

AAAAAGH! Its all too difficult - am just going to go to Asda and ask for, "A pot of yoghurt please".

Any advice gratefully received.

Maybe I need to go and buy a cow........

Enid Fri 26-Jan-07 09:26:02

ok - I would avoid as many chemicals and sweetners as poss and give fruit puree with full fat natural yog

or just give petit filous (lots of sugar but at least no sweeteners)


There are special baby yogs available

dd3 loves the yeo valley fruit tumble or noddy organic yogs and as thats what the others eat I tend to buy those

MrsBadger Fri 26-Jan-07 09:26:54

I'd say full fat cow's milk plain natural - get a big 500ml pot and then you can put a little bit in a dish for her and not have to ditch half-eaten ones.

The Yeo Valley one is very good - you can add a bit of fruit if you like but it's not really neccesary.

And if you ever feel tempted by Petit Filous, etc read the sugar content on the side!

Enid Fri 26-Jan-07 10:23:18

<<mrsb mrsb did you get my cat??>>

MerryMarigold Fri 26-Jan-07 10:29:27

yes, i used to buy small pots of yeo valley natural full fat and it would last 2 days (he never got sick, i left it covered in fridge). mixed it with fruit puree, mashed banana, mashed strawberry etc. also greek goghurt was a fav and we even tried goats yoghurt (he has eczema) which i hated but he liked! now i do give him the yeo valley kids ones as it is easier and even (shock, horror) petit filous if they are on special offer or something, but I expect the sugar content is less than a chocolate digestive (which he's been known to eat on occasion as well!)...

AllBuggiedOut Fri 26-Jan-07 10:40:59

I think Total Greek yoghurt is nicest - and good and thick so less likely to drip off spoon! Keeps opened in the fridge until its use-by date. Mix it with pureed banana or other fruit. Yum!

MrsBadger Fri 26-Jan-07 10:45:41

(no sign of CAT, Enid - email badgerweasel at hotmail . com)

MissGolightly Fri 26-Jan-07 10:45:49

Little Rachels' are nice, they are just live yoghurt and fruit, no added sugar. But they are expensive, it's a damn sight cheaper to buy a big tub of the stuff and mix in fruit puree, the only reason I buy the little individual ones is because they keep longer sealed and are handier for travel.

IMO live yoghurt is worth the buy, I found (in my highly unscientific trial of one baby!) that it helped DS's digestion.

MerryMarigold Fri 26-Jan-07 10:48:04

i like little rachel's but i resent the fact the pot is only three quarters full. why is that? the 'mum's' yogs taste nice but are really runny and also v expensive.

Ali5 Fri 26-Jan-07 11:23:04

Rachels organic or yeo valley greek yog, big tub, spoon a bit into pot, mix with any fruit puree, result. DS gurns then voms at any other type. And I won't buy kiddie yogs any more on principal - too much crap in most of them and v expensive.

Tweetz Sun 28-Jan-07 16:02:36

I was giving Rachels Organic Live Bio Yogurt which ds (almost 8 months) was enjoying then read somewhere (i think in tesco baby club mag!) not to give bio live yogurt before 9 months so then bought Yeo Valley Greek yogurt which is lovely....anyone know if thats right?

BexieID Mon 29-Jan-07 11:31:31

I tried Tom with the Rachels Organic ones and he didn't like them. He loves the Little Stars ones and the jellies too.

Twinklemegan Thu 01-Feb-07 22:30:03

I think you might be following the same plan as me maybe? I've skipped the yoghurt bit for now and gone straight to oat cereal because I'm really worried about introducing dairy. I don't really know why though as DS has no problems with his formula. I think I'll try some now having seen this thread - I'll be going for full fat organic natural and mix in my own fruit for now.

sweetkitty Thu 01-Feb-07 22:33:39

Rachel's or Yeo Valley in this house or natural yoghurt and fruit puree.

I once bought Petit Filous Strawberry something it was luminous pink and was full of c*.

littleducks Thu 01-Feb-07 22:54:21

I give dd Little Rachels which no where near me stocks, i have to go to marlow waitrose, where do i get the fruit puree from to mix with large Rachels yog pot which they do stock everywhere near me, no added sugar pls.

sorry if this is stupid q but brain not working atm.

WigWamBam Thu 01-Feb-07 22:57:22

Make your own fruit puree, littleducks. Just stew it in a tiny amount of water then blitz it.

Twinklemegan Thu 01-Feb-07 22:57:33

Make your own Littleducks! You don't even have to cook the fruit first - mash up a pear, peach, mango, banana or whatever and mix it in - voila!

dotcotton Thu 01-Feb-07 23:15:21

If it's easier, you can stew fruit - including dried fruit - and freeze it in cubes - good for when you only need little amounts to mix with yoghurt and don't want to faff about. I did it with dried apricots - v popular with babies and have lots of iron too.

littleducks Thu 01-Feb-07 23:17:36

didnt think of that (can you tell i never did purees but went dowm blw route!) will do

Nazzib786 Thu 17-Nov-16 21:27:32

Hi there I'm pregnant and wanted to know if it's okay to eat sainsburys natural Greek low fat yoghurt?? The ingredients state cows milk. But I don't know if it's pasteurised? Also is green top milk okay to drink during this time?? Cheers

SpeakNoWords Fri 18-Nov-16 10:39:00

Nazzib it's better to start your own thread rather than resurrect a dead one. People may not see your post and answer the original question instead.

Anyway, to answer your questions, yes Sainsbury's yoghurt is fine to eat. All milk used in mainstream foods will be pasteurised. There are lots of rules about selling raw milk, it's banned in Scotland for example. You would know if you were buying raw milk as it would be labelled as such and have the relevant health warnings on it. It can only be sold direct from the farmer who produces it as well. So no milk products in supermarkets or shops will be unpasteurised.

Semi-skimmed milk is fine too, as is skimmed, or non-dairy milks too. I'm not sure why you'd think it wouldn't be.

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