Whether or not to feed a baby yogurt has always been a popular question among our fans. New moms and dads worry that babies under the age of 1 can’t digest the milk proteins. So, we looked to experts in children’s health, like Dr. William Sears, American pediatrician and the author or co-author of more than 30 parenting books, so we could set some of your worries to rest.
When can I introduce yogurt to my baby?
The American Academy of Pediatrics says yogurt can be introduced as early as 6 months. Why? The cultures in yogurt decrease the lactose and help break down hard-to-digest milk proteins. That’s why babies can eat yogurt, but not drink cow’s milk, before one year.
What about food allergies?
If your family has a history of food allergies, you may want to wait before giving yogurt to your baby. And as always, it’s a good idea to speak with your pediatrician about the right time to add yogurt to your baby’s diet.“Not only is yogurt delicious, but it helps our kids grow into the best, strongest, healthiest grownups they can be. Yogurt is a balanced source of protein, fats, carbohydrates and minerals in a texture kids love.” –Dr. Bill Sears
What are the benefits of feeding my baby yogurt?
YoBaby is a delicious source of organic whole milk for 25% of baby’s daily calcium, protein and vitamin D. This video and blog post from Dr. Bill Sears explains the many reasons why yogurt is beneficial to babies.
How should I get started?
Many parents prefer to start feeding their baby plain whole milk yogurt. Our YoBaby Simply Plain has no added sugar, fruits or flavors – it’s ideal for easing your little one’s transition from breast milk or formula to solid food. YoBaby yogurt is filled with nutrients and the whole milk pediatricians recommend for most babies until age 2 to help support development.
Because it’s organic, you know it’s made without the use of toxic, persistent pesticides, antibiotics, artificial growth hormones and genetically modified organisms. We add no sugar to YoBaby Simply Plain, so it’s perfect for parents who want to create their own yogurt flavors for baby or to simply serve it plain.
Now you’re ready to introduce your favorite little one to the joys and benefits of yogurt eating. And don’t forget to treat yourself to some organic yogurt goodness, too.