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Are green beans and peas considered safe options to give to baby 6m newly introduced to food? Any risk if g6pd deficient ?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Infant diet at 6 mos: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months. Peas and green beans should be safe for children with G6PD deficiency, but fava beans are not. Check the following website for a more comprehensive list and more G6PD information http://g6pddeficiency.org/
Answered on Jun 27, 2017
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