Can babies eat eggs?


Quick Answer

Since egg whites are a common allergen, most pediatricians don't recommend feeding babies egg whites until they are a year old. Egg yolks, however, may be fed to babies once they reach 8 months old as long as there is no known family history of egg allergies.

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According to the Momstatic Wholesome Baby Food website, studies have indicated that children who have an egg allergy usually outgrow it by the time they are 5 years old. When feeding eggs to babies, the eggs can be poached, boiled, scrambled or fried. Eggs are a significant source of protein, and are also rich in lutein, a carotenoid vitamin that is beneficial for eye health and may prevent cataracts.

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