Can babies eat yogurt?


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Most babies can eat yogurt at the same time they begin eating solids ? around six months. Babies should have plain, unsweetened, pasteurized whole milk yogurt.

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Babies can also eat plain Greek yogurt and plain yogurt with pureed or chopped fruit in it. Yogurt should not be the main feature in a baby?s diet but rather one small part of a well-rounded diet. Because babies under the age of 2 need fat, they should not be fed any type of reduced or no-fat yogurt. Since babies do not need sugar, they should also not be fed flavored or fruit yogurt. All new food should be introduced in a timed manner; parents should wait three days from first feeding their baby yogurt to introducing another new food.

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