Can I give garlic to my five-month-old? Is it okay?
Garlic is considered healthy to consume and contains a good many nutrients that are good for people of all ages. It is a great source of vitamin C, and it also contains vitamins B6 and B1, manganese, selenium, potassium and iron. It is best to introduce a small amount of garlic to your baby during the initial introduction. Some garlic may be more potent than others and may hurt your baby’s stomach. Like with any food, garlic should be introduced to your baby at the right time. After the initial introduction, watch for signs of a food allergy. http://canigivemybaby.com/garlic/ Typical signs of an allergic reaction can include swelling, cramping, rash, diarrhea or vomiting. However, it is recommended that to start solids after baby turns 6 months old. There are other types of fruits and vegetables are great as the first solids food, instead of garlic. You can refer to the list here for great first baby foods: http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/babyfirstfoods.htmRead more
As Diana mentioned, it's perfectly fine to give your baby garlic but personally, I wouldn't give my son garlic so soon as it is known that some babies have an adverse allergic reaction to it. Perhaps if you are feeding your baby porridge, you can start to introduce a little garlic in it. Or if you are baby led weaning, you could fry your baby finger foods with coconut oil and garlic. Wait out 3 days to eliminate any possibility of your baby having any allergies. You can read more about the benefits of garlic in the site below. I found it quite useful :) http://blog.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/the-goodness-of-garlic-for-baby/Read more
Hi! I think that 5 months is a bit too early to introduce Garlic to your baby. You can wait for 1 or 2 more moths for this as your little one may possibly have some allergic reaction towards. But later, it is perfectly fine to add garlic to the bland food, so that it will help improve the taste buds.Read more
no is not okay is still young
mI think it's too early.
not a good idea
not good idea