24/09/2013 at 15:53
My little one loves bread, it can be any type of bread, he just cant get enough of it!
I was talking to a friend when it came up that she only lets her little one have bread as a treat and that it must be brown. I suddenly felt like a bad mum and didnt want to say that my boy eats bread like its going out of fashion! Would love to hear your opinions, do you let your LOs eat bread? White, brown or both? Shop brought or home made?
24/09/2013 at 16:11
My little one eats lots of bread too, on a daily basis we eat brown seeded bread and then have white bread on the rare occasion that we have time to pop to the bakery. He also eats all number of bread products e.g. crumpets, english muffins, bagels, pitta bread, wraps, hot X buns, garlic bread. I'm not really sure why you wouldn't let them eat bread and to be honest I would really struggle with lunch if he didn't eat this stuff - I don't have time to cook pasta, rice for lunch every day. X
24/09/2013 at 19:14
Congratulations Maxs Mummy, I agree with you, and think that bread is a staple part of a child's diet. The DOH recommend it as a finger food from 7 months, although admittently some books advise against wheat until 9 months. I think you need to be careful about the salt and fibre content in some breads, but overall my understanding is that bread is not discouraged. I actually thought that a mixture of wholemeal, white, and seeded was best as you don't want to feed you LO too much fibre (wholemeal obviously has more than white), so giving white is perfectly ok.
I too give Annabel a mixture of bread products, and she loves them. Try making veg/fish pates (garlic mushroom one on recipe exchange is delicious, we have made it twice so far) or use cheese spread/hummus to have with it. Annabel loves cheese scones (see recipe exchange) and pitta breads as well as a finger or two of toast for breakfast. So my advice would be to carry on - and you are certainly not a bad mother!!!
24/09/2013 at 21:07
My LO loves bread too! especially a brioche, toasted sourdough and seeded whomeal bread!! I did, however, not give my LOs wheat before 9 months, as I have a bit of an intolerance and because of what i had been advised. I would give them wheat free breads though, home made and shop bought until then. I see no reason not to give LOs bread, as long as it is the right types, in moderation and have no/low salt/sugar or highly processed content. Unless there are medical/diet issues, I don't see why you would not give it to LOs, it is a staple in the carbohydrate food group after all! Don't feel like a bad mum, everyone has a different approach to weaning, and you sound like you are doing great!
24/09/2013 at 22:08
I started giving bread from 6 months and has a range of white and brown. Foods high fibre (wholemeal products, brown rice and bran-based products) can fill up the little ones tummy, hence, leaving little room for other foods, sa result are full before they’ve taken in the calories they need.
Also, white bread normally contains more calcium than brown bread.
25/09/2013 at 16:27
Thanks everyone I feel much better now I will continue to enjoy bread with my LO x
07/10/2013 at 11:17
I have often thought that I might be giving DD too much bread............. breadsticks being a a daily snack, and toast often for lunch!
I really have come to the conclusion that you just need to go with what you feel comfortable with!
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