Can my baby eat Cow's milk cheese

From +6 months

Is cheese healthy for children?

It is safe to serve cheese to your baby. However, you should try to go for cheeses that are low in sodium, such as ricotta, mozzarella, cream cheese, cottage cheese or swiss cheese. Cheeses that are high in sodium are halloumi, feta, parmesan and cheddar. You can serve these to your baby but in very small quantities. This means the occasional sprinkle of parmesan on top of your pasta is totally fine. But remember that moderation is the keyword with cheese and to always go for cheeses that have been pasteurised at high temperatures. Cheese is made from milk, which is a common allergen. If you're unsure about whether your child is allergic or not, start with a small portion and work your way up.

How to serve cheese

Grate a bit of cheese in a pasta or risotto for extra creaminess. Use cream cheese for baking or to spread on a bit of bread. You can also serve a bit of shredded mozzarella as a finger food. Sprinkle some basil on top and your baby will be saying "buon appetito" in no-time!

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