Egg yolk in babies


Giving egg to babies:

Some people give egg yolk or egg white to babies or even to the newborns. But this approach is not good. As recent researches have shown that you shouldn’t give any thing to your baby until the age of 6 months. Even don’t give water or honey to your little one. Some people may introduce eggs in raw form which is not good at any stage.

  • So, when should we start giving eggs to our babies?
  • Or how should we give eggs to our babies?

To find the answer of these questions you have to read the full article.

Side effects of giving eggs:

Recent studies have shown that there are no side effects of giving properly cooked eggs after the age of 6 months. But giving un-cooked eggs to your babies can cause following side effects:

  • Raw eggs have salmonella bacteria which cause infection in babies. As baby’s immunity is not fully matured.
  • Raw eggs or eggs before the age of 6 months may introduce allergic reations. Like digestive problems diarrhoea, skin problems like rashes and respiratory problems like runny nose.

Precautions during giving eggs to babies:

  • Always give properly cooked egg to your baby ( full boiled / full fry )
  • Introduce eggs after the age of 6 months.
  • Start with small quantity. Give egg to your baby through three consective days to check any signs of allergy.
  • If someone in your family is allergic to eggs. Then you must consult your doctor before introducing it to your baby
  • Always give properly mashed food to your baby to avoid choking.

Health benefits of eggs:

  • 1 egg is a complete source of proteins.
  • It is a great source of iron, vitamin A, D, E and B12.
  • It also contains choline which helps in brain development of babies.
  • So, the eggs are essential part of babies diet which helps in growth and development but it must be properly cooked and should be introduced after the age of 6 months.

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