Another email to share with you all today. This one was written to ask why we suggest giving baby plain whole milk yogurt and then adding your own fruit purees to it. We do this for a few reasons:
- Flavored yogurts are seldom made with whole milk and baby should have whole milk yogurt and not low fat or no fat (skim) yogurt.
- Flavored yogurts often have an abundance of sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup and gelatins, starches and other icky things!
- The sugar content (naturally occurring sugar) is far lower in whole milk yogurt than it is is a flavored yogurt. Even YoBaby has some added sugar to it.
Starting baby with a plain whole milk yogurt, with added natural fruits, will have him/her become accustomed to the natural sweetness and flavor of yogurt. Building a taste for natural sweetness will be a great thing for the future health of your child.
One day, when your baby is 7 (as my twins now are) and your neighbor offers them some “go-gurt” or “trix” yogurt, your little one might just say “Ick, this is way to sweet!”
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Category: Friendly Baby Food Advice