Is it true that it's not safe to give babies any salt in their food when they start solids? I have a very fussy eater - when can I start adding salt and how much is safe?

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The maximum recommended amount of salt for babies and children is: -up to 12 months – less than 1g of salt a day (less than 0.4g sodium) - 1 to 3 years – 2g of salt a day (0.8g sodium) - 4 to 6 years – 3g of salt a day (1.2g sodium) - 7 to 10 years – 5g of salt a day (2g sodium) - 11 years and over – 6g of salt a day (2.4g sodium) Too much salt will burden little one's kidney. You can flavor your food by adding in Natural Salt Alternatives e.g. put in tomato/onions in porridge to add the sweet taste, boil 'ikan bilis'/silver fish as the soup base and etc. Here is a list of natural salt alternatives,

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It's really not necessary to add salt into your baby's food. There are lots of food which are naturally bursting with flavour. You can use herbs and spices to flavour your baby's food. Just a bit will do.

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