Food hygeine for 6 month old?

Food hygeine for 6 month old? Topic: Food hygeine for 6 month old?
June 25, 2019 / By Carly
Question: I am exlcusively breastfeeding my 5 month old and have to start solids in one month. MIL is all too eager to start him on solids and will want to prepare his feeds, but problem is that she lacks hygiene big time. Will my 6 month old have enough immunity to handle some less hygenic food, especially since he is breastfeeding strong? Am I freaking out too much about hygeine?
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Anette Anette | 5 days ago
I have a 6 month old and breastfeed as well. I keep things very clean, but I have a 2 year old daughter and there have been a few times where the 6 month old put something in his mouth that hte 2 year old had in her mouth or had in her dirty hands, and for the most part the 6 month old has been healthy but he did catch a cold once.
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Anette Originally Answered: I ate junk food for a month since the food had a lot of calories to gain energy?
the food you eat gives you energy for that day not for the month. when you eat your body uses what it needs and stores the rest. if your lacking energy you have to fix your diet. junk food is not the way to go. eat rice, potatoes, yams, oatmeal,ect. stay away from bread and pasta. only drink water, no soda,juice ,ect.
Anette Originally Answered: I ate junk food for a month since the food had a lot of calories to gain energy?
Energy is better obtaained from complex carbohydrates, but you've been eating the refined kind that burn up almost immediately, leaving you with a sugar let-down. Complex carbs release into your system over a longer period so you can get from one meal to the next. It will take a while to work the junk out of your system, but a well balanced diet gives you more energy in the long run.

Wiley Wiley
Just how unhygienic is she? My youngest son was exclusively breast fed but was in daycare, not the cleanest place, and did very well. I just sent his meals with him and he was fine, usually ate every bite. He did however get colds and other illnesses quite frequently but that was because he was in a room full of other children and they passed the germs back and forth. I also have an older child which I'm sure aided in that also.
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Saxon Saxon
You do not *have* to start solids in one month. You can wait if you want to. You do not have to allow MIL to prepare anyone's food. Read about baby led weaning and give him the same healthy foods that you eat. You can feed him right from your own plate. If your MIL washes her hands before preparing food, and especially after using the toilet, and washes fresh fruit and vegetables before serving them (normal precautions), your baby should be fine.
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Saxon Originally Answered: Can i give my one month old kitten only dry food? or should i balance dry and wet food?
You shouldn't have a 4 week old kitten - they need to be with their mom until at least 8 weeks old. No cat - or kitten - should have cow's milk. If you are giving her milk, it needs to be kitten formula - good brands are KMR and Just Born. Kittens need to start with a quality canned kitten food, mixed with the kitten milk until it's soupy enough for them to lap, gradually reducing the amount of formula getting mixed in until it's all canned. Dry food should be limited to snacking only - an all dry diet is now linked to such feline disorders as obesity, diabetes, constipation, urinary tract disorders and kidney disease. Nature created cats to eat meat, not dry, carbohydrate filled kibbles. Remember that you are feeding a baby carnivore, and feed her appropriately.

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