Can my baby eat Yoghurt

From +6 months

Common allergen:

Cow's milk

Is yoghurt healthy for children?

Yoghurt is a source of protein, calcium and several B vitamins, including vitamin B12, which is important for the function and development of brain and nerve cells. It also helps keep the gut healthy by increasing the microbiota, so it's definitely part of a healthy, varied diet for your child. However, yoghurt contains a lot of protein. If your baby is less than 1 year old, really only give small portions, so they don't get too much protein. You can start by adding a spoon of yoghurt to your baby's fruit puree. Don't give too much at once, see how your baby likes it and digests it. Always choose the full-fat, not flavoured or sweetened kind. Yoghurt 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 yoghurt

Yoghurt is a great breakfast food. Serve it with some fresh fruit or compote or with a bit of cinnamon or nut butter. You can even add some baby-proof granola. You can also use yoghurt in savoury dishes. Especially for spicy dishes, yoghurt is great for making it a bit milder.

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