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can a nine month old eat strawberrries?

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Dr. Chethan Sarabu
9 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: You can start introducing berries from 6 months of age but be sure to only give one new food every three days. If you notice a rash, itchiness, or other symptoms it might be a sign of a food allergy. Strawberries should be cut up into small pieces so that there is less of a choking hazard. More information can be found here: http://www.Babycenter.Com/408_when-can-my-baby-eat-berries_1368508.Bc.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Strawberry allergy is rare but strawberries do contain histamine, which is often mistaken for allergy symptoms. Regardless i think that at 9 months of age, she's a bit young to start eating raw strawberries.
Answered on Feb 6, 2015
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics current guidelines, it is safe for children as young as 6-months of age to ingest ANY food. Reactions can occur to anything but there is no scientific data to support avoiding ANY foods to feed children. Just go to the AAP website to read more.
Jan 18, 2012
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: According to the most recent american academy of pediatrics guidelines, it is safe to start introducing all foods to infants by 4-6 months of age. The best way is to introduce foods one-at-a-time just to see if they have any adverse reactions. If they do, see an allergist.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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