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is it true that pediatricians do not recommend parents to make beet, carrot or spinach pure at home because they are higher in nitrates?

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Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
39 years experience Pediatrics
No: Any foods you eat yourself are generally fine for infants over 6 months of age, pureed if needed for texture issues.
Answered on Jun 18, 2013
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