Foods Your Baby Should Not be Fed-What Your Doctor May not Have Told You

The first year of your baby’s life is a busy one. It is full of firsts and big developments and many changes to your child’s feeding habits. One big change occurs when your child starts eating baby food and then moves on to solid foods.

Some parents are aware that there are certain foods that the American Association of Pediatrics says should be avoided for baby’s first year, but many parents or caregivers are not aware that such a list exists.

Please make sure you share the list of foods, that should not be feed to a baby younger than 1 year old, with anyone who cares for your baby. Make certain that they are truly aware of these foods.

Babies under 1 year of age should not be given:

  • Honey (even if the food will be cooked) or foods with Honey in them
  • Tree Nuts and Other Nuts (like Walnuts, Pecans, etc.)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Shellfish
  • Milk

Milk should not be introduced until your baby is 1 because milk does not contain iron which could lead to iron deficient anemia and because some babies have difficulty digesting cow’s milk.

Milk based products, like cheese and yogurt, can be given to babies between 9-12 months of age unless your child has signs of allergies or a family member had milk allergies, then it is best to wait until your child is at least a year old.

Other foods that should be avoided because they could cause an allergic reaction