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Is egg yolk good for babies?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine

In brief: No

It is recommended to hold off feeding eggs to young children because of the possibility of developing an allergic reaction.
Many of the vaccinations given to children are produced in eggs. Delaying the introduction of foods considered to be highly allergenic (eg, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts) beyond the age of four to six months has been suggested as a way to prevent atopic disease.

In brief: No

It is recommended to hold off feeding eggs to young children because of the possibility of developing an allergic reaction.
Many of the vaccinations given to children are produced in eggs. Delaying the introduction of foods considered to be highly allergenic (eg, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts) beyond the age of four to six months has been suggested as a way to prevent atopic disease.
Dr. Michael Dansie
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: Little bit is ok

Eggs in general contain quite a bit of really good nutrition---white the white contains mostly protein and the yoke has many of the vitamins (except c) and quite a bit of cholesterol.
If baby is older than 4-6 months and eating table food, you can certainly give some eggs, including the yoke. Like all else in life, too much of anything is not good. Healthy habits lead to better health. Good luck!

In brief: Little bit is ok

Eggs in general contain quite a bit of really good nutrition---white the white contains mostly protein and the yoke has many of the vitamins (except c) and quite a bit of cholesterol.
If baby is older than 4-6 months and eating table food, you can certainly give some eggs, including the yoke. Like all else in life, too much of anything is not good. Healthy habits lead to better health. Good luck!
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Yes

Egg yolks are an easy and practical way to provide iron and other much-needed nutrients that may become depleted during this time of weaning from breast and formula.
It imparts a fatty acid known as dha, which is vital to the growth and development of the brain.Although an egg yolk typically contains about 200 mg of cholesterol and 6 mg of fat, there is no harm on infant cholesterol levels.

In brief: Yes

Egg yolks are an easy and practical way to provide iron and other much-needed nutrients that may become depleted during this time of weaning from breast and formula.
It imparts a fatty acid known as dha, which is vital to the growth and development of the brain.Although an egg yolk typically contains about 200 mg of cholesterol and 6 mg of fat, there is no harm on infant cholesterol levels.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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