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Should Baby have strawberry?

My mum suggest me not to feed babies with strawberries. Saying it contains certain ingredients that will lead to some kind of allergic. She proves it with baby food, as they do not provide Strawberry favor. If the statement is true, when can i feed my baby with strawberries?

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sofi sofi 8 years 2 weeks
lafaveandrea, lots of fruits and veggies sometimes irritate bottoms because of looser bm's. I wouldn't call it an allergy, but too many may loosen stool and irritate their bottom
lafaveandrea lafaveandrea 8 years 2 weeks
My son is almost 2 and I didn't give him stawberries until he turned 1 following the advice of other people. He now loves them but they give him a rash on his bottom. So maybe that is the allergic reaction everyone is talking about. As for the gerber brand having stawberries, I would feed it to my son although I would wait to give him raw fresh strawberries for a while.
y25bbles y25bbles 8 years 4 weeks
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MissDJM MissDJM 8 years 5 weeks
I think my son was about 10 months old when he had his first strawberry. He kind of 'stole' it when I wasn't looking. He's 4 now and no allergies, yet. But go with your pediatrician. Wait and year or longer. Always better to be safe than sorry.
stina829 stina829 8 years 5 weeks
Ahhhh... Makes sense now!!! Thanks!!!! :)
sofi sofi 8 years 5 weeks
I was curious about your question stina because I do remember the strawberry-banana thing, too. I found some great info from this site, : Commercial Baby Food Contains Strawberries So why do many commercial baby foods marketed as "Stage 2" contain strawberries? Beech Nut commercial baby food states: "Fresh strawberries can sometimes cause food reactions in babies. Cooked strawberries, on the other hand, usually do not. That's because heat pasteurization destroys the substance responsible for reactions. So Beech-Nut includes strawberries – pasteurized for safety and good tolerance" We note that it is known that cooking a food will often help a person be able to better tolerate it. The best example of this is the ability to digest cooked vegetables far easier than the ability to digest raw vegetables. Milk proteins for example, may break down with cooking (such as when milk is used in a baked good or used to cook a hot cereal) and a person with a milk protein allergy may be unaffected by the presence of milk. With lactose, cooking and culturing of a dairy product actually helps to break down the lactose so that a lactose intolerant person may be able to consume the dairy product without adverse reaction. ------------------------- They go on with further research as well. With my kids who are a bit older now, I can't say that anyone ever stressed being careful of strawberries and I was worried about digesting those darn seeds :SHRUG: go figure!
stina829 stina829 8 years 5 weeks
You know what confuses me though??? Stage 2 Gerber foods have Banana Apple Strawberry flavor. I bought it for my son to keep when I didn't have time to make his food myself, and now my mom says don't give him that one cuz it has strawberries! But why would Gerber make that if it wasn't ok to give it to them!?!?!
SugarKat SugarKat 8 years 5 weeks
Yeah I waited and only gave my daughter blueberries...only to find out that she's allergic to blueberries, not strawberries. Better safe than sorry. ♥ SugarKat Honey Bee!
sofi sofi 8 years 5 weeks
oops- just realized I typed that wrong:
wynter wynter 8 years 5 weeks
Strawberries can provoke an allergic reaction like peanuts so it's best to wait.
bluesuze bluesuze 8 years 5 weeks
My pediatrician gave me a handout about how to introduce foods. I checked it and it said no strawberries until 1 year old. I'm not really sure why, but I think this may be because of allergies. I'd check babycenter like sofi suggested.
sofi sofi 8 years 5 weeks
I thought it was because of the seeds, so I waited until a year old and cut them up small. Sorry, that was always a guess for me and I just waited a bit. Do a search or check out for advice.