dearest mothers, your milk has provided your wee little ones with incredible nourishment for their growing bodies and maturing minds. your liquid gold gives your baby all of what they need to flourish. and now, around 6 months of age, first foods.
while pumpspotting is always here to support you in your breastfeeding journey, we recognize a major milestone within that journey is transitioning your baby from boob to spoon. and on the end of that spoon, we think yogurt is a really great choice.
quite often the first thing that comes to mind starting a baby on solid foods is cereal. then maybe those jars of pureed fruits and vegetables — or the homemade kind — and all sorts of questions regarding what to start and when. how much or how little? what is okay to give and what isn’t? yogurt?
plain yogurt has a very mild taste and smooth texture on the tongue, making it a simple choice. Stonyfield YoBaby Plain has no added sugar and can be spooned deliciously on its own or mixed with purees for variations as you introduce new flavors to that little foodie of yours.
babies, breastfeeding and cow’s milk
while you are your babies primary source of milk for the first months or year of life and possibly beyond, introducing yogurt with whole milk may feel like a question. in the form of yogurt, it is actually a compliment to your life giving liquid.
whole milk is a main ingredient of YoBaby, and an important one because babies need a higher amount of fat than older children or adults due to all of the critical brain development that happens before they turn two years old. the American Academy of Pediatrics actually recommends that little ones ages two years and younger should consume half of their calories from fat! thanks to your breastmilk and the foods you will be soon spooning, you’re making some really great choices.
but what about not giving my baby dairy before one? the good news is the live, active cultures of YoBaby break down the lactose and protein of the whole milk making it easier on digestion within their little tummies. it provides a great source of calcium and is fortified with vitamin D — both essential nutrients for those growing years.
so, around 6 months of age, when your baby is ready to start solids and loving those spoonfuls of yogurt, we want to remind you to not feel like baby needs you less, but to focus on the fact that you have nourished and sustained baby until now. these are big moments to get to thanks to you and we wish you the best as you begin exploring new flavors and textures and sources of nourishment.
note: for more details on cows-milk before age 1, allergies and organic yogurt, hop to Stonyfield to hear from a registered dietician and never be afraid to consult your pediatrician.
this post is sponsored by our partner Stonyfield YoBaby Yogurt. YoBaby is a pumpspotting favorite as well the #1 pediatrician recommended yogurt for babies 6 months to 2 years among refrigerated yogurts. the content provided, referenced article, and any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. if you have any questions about health or nutrition, we always think it’s best to consult with your doctor or healthcare practitioner.