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Are there any foods that a baby under 1 year old should avoid altogether besides shellfish and honey?
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Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics
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In brief: Food Safety is #1
Biggest thing is food safety & choking risk-anything that is a piece that could lodge in an airway should be avoided--stick to small pieces of soft foods he/she can mash with his gums or swallow.
Avoid peanut butter 'cause of texture--it's no longer believed age of introduction correlates to risk of allergy. But if strong family history of food allergy, there may some foods you might delay.

In brief: Food Safety is #1
Biggest thing is food safety & choking risk-anything that is a piece that could lodge in an airway should be avoided--stick to small pieces of soft foods he/she can mash with his gums or swallow.
Avoid peanut butter 'cause of texture--it's no longer believed age of introduction correlates to risk of allergy. But if strong family history of food allergy, there may some foods you might delay.
Dr. Howard Gollup
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Veronica Parker
safety first! good reminder to all medical students and residents...
Veronica Parker
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No juice
Limiting or eliminating fruit juices from a baby's diet can help reduce obesity in children.
Get the good habits started early.

In brief: No juice
Limiting or eliminating fruit juices from a baby's diet can help reduce obesity in children.
Get the good habits started early.
Veronica Parker
Veronica Parker
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Infant diet
Aside from honey, there really isn't a solid scientific basis for avoidance of food in infancy.
Some experts feel this may actually increase the chances of food allergy. If there is a history of confirmed food allergy in a parent or sibling, then caution may be appropriate.

In brief: Infant diet
Aside from honey, there really isn't a solid scientific basis for avoidance of food in infancy.
Some experts feel this may actually increase the chances of food allergy. If there is a history of confirmed food allergy in a parent or sibling, then caution may be appropriate.
Dr. Paul Williams
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