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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 23:42 PM   1
Itsychik
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My dad tried to give my 4-month old WHIPPED CREAM!!!


ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

I'm visiting my parents (it's Thanksgiving in the U.S.) and tonight my dad tried to put some whipped cream on his finger to feed to my LO!!! He's almost 5 months old and (aside from the fact that he shouldn't have dairy at all) we haven't even started him on any type of solids at all

So I saw what he was doing and told him to STOP! And everyone in the room proceeded to explain how babies under 1 shouldn't have cow's milk.

To be fair, my dad didn't mean anything 'wrong' by it, he's just ignorant to all things baby-related and he just wasn't thinking that maybe he should have checked with me FIRST... but still. I was pretty pissed off earlier

... but it got me wondering: what would happen if he DID have cows milk? I know babies aren't supposed to have it, but what would it likely do to him??



 
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Old Nov 25th, 2011, 00:22 AM   2
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My parents did the same thing the other day when babysitting, only I wasn't there to.stop it. Ugh.

Nothing happened to my lo.



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Old Nov 25th, 2011, 01:46 AM   3
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My MIL tried giving my LO ice cream when she was 4 months! Luckily LO had just been fed and clamped her mouth shut.

I've no idea what would happen tbh



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Old Nov 25th, 2011, 01:50 AM   4
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I think diarrhoea is probably the worst that would happen, not sure how severe though.



 
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Old Nov 25th, 2011, 02:15 AM   5
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My MIL did that the other day infront of me, with some spraycan wip made from dairy and veg oil.
I said nothing, as it wouldent help anyway. She tried to feed her icecream and jogurt a few weeks ago, and I told her about the no dairy thing until at least 6 months. 12 months if it for drinking. To make sure She understood I got DH to talk to her about it.
I dont think she cared to be honest. Oh and after being presured to start giving her baby rice by DH, MIL and my mom at 4 months, I finally had someone on my side. My midwife told me no solids till after 6 months, as it interfers with her milk intake. I am so happy that I didnt give in more than once or twice to give her a bit of rice.
Because this is my first baby I dont feel like my wishes are respected. Everyone knows better than me. My mother even told me to give her honey this week. Even before having a baby I knew this is a big NO!
I completely understand how you Can find women doing things with their babies, where you just wonder what on earth are they doing? Dont they know better? These women are told by their family
"well I gave you that when you were 8 weeks old, and you turned out just fine".
No one understand that I dont take advice as fact. I need concrete evidence that what I am being told is correct, and I will investigate until satisfied.
I am a graduate student, so I am not completely incompetent and dumba**. Babies do come with a vague users manual, and it changes all the time. no one would use guidlines from 20 years ago!

I feel your frustration.

If I remember correctly, the reason behind not giving them dairy, besides just a little full fat milk in food, is because it is low in iron and other important ingrediens which breastmilk and formula have. And before 6 months old they could develop allergies or something.



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Old Nov 25th, 2011, 03:29 AM   6
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My MIL decided to feed my LO ice cream, and a whole lot of it too, it didnt do anything but i didnt like it. Could be different though cause LO was on solids



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Old Nov 25th, 2011, 03:46 AM   7
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Babies under 1 can have cows milk. You are just not meant to substitute it for breast milk/formula. Formula is cows milk!



 
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Old Nov 25th, 2011, 03:56 AM   8
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My midwife never said my lo can't have dairy to 1 ? How come ?



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Old Nov 25th, 2011, 03:56 AM   9
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ive popped a bit of this or that on lo'd dummy here and there, a tint little bit should not cause any seriouse harm unless you lo has an allergy to that product!, my lo's face is soo cute to watch when he realises something different to the norm is in his mouth... my lo is alive and well after all these different taists have been introduced to him. BUT if someone other than myself or dh did this i'd bne a bit peed off as i know what i can pop on his dummy where as milk,lumpy stuff etc i would not be happy with!



 
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Old Nov 25th, 2011, 04:00 AM   10
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It's not that bad one little bit as long as hes not feeding it to your lo constantly.



 
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