Can I give Butter to my 7 month old boy.?

Can I give Butter to my 7 month old boy.?Can I give Butter to my 7 month old boy.?
Ritika asked 5 years ago

Hi all,

I was told not to give salt and sugar till 1 year. But someone suggested to give butter to add fat in the food item. It tastes salty.. But in ingredient it is written *sodium* not salt..

Please suggest…!!

Thanks in advance

2 Answers
Priyadharshini answered 5 years ago

Salt is nothing but Sodium chloride ( NaCl) Butter is high in fat and can contain a large amount of salt too. One tablespoon of butter contains 101 milligrams of sodium.

It is always suggested not to provide salt and sugar till baby reach 1 year old in order to avoid kidney disease.
Addition of salt is done to butter to increase the self life.

Compare to butter, ghee is better! Because of its milk solids, butter is more prone to causing blockages, sluggishness, and weight gain. It is not so with ghee, as it is clarified from butter’s clogging elements.

Ghee is one of the highest sources of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
62% of which consists of saturated fats.

But my kind request to all parents do not load your kids ghee or butter with the intention of fattening them. Your aim should be to make your baby healthy with good immunity, not overweight/obese which in turn may raise them cholesterol.

However if you are giving ghee whenever​ preparing kichidi or rice do not exceed one teaspoon per day.

anything at minimum quantity is fine. Sometimes we need good fats too, in that way ghee is fine..

Take care
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Caring Momster Staff answered 5 years ago

Thanks for the clarification.. Priyadharshini.. 🙏💕