Salt in foods

Discussion in 'Feeding & Nutrition' started by mermaid, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. mermaid

    mermaid Well-Known Member

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    I'm just wondering when babies can have foods with an amount of salt such as soups made with stock cubes, biscuits etc. The reason I ask is because family members have recently given my LO these things without my knowing at the time!
     
  2. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo Well-Known Member

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    A baby should be given no more than 1g of salt (0.4g sodium) up until they're a year old per day and this can soon add up (some bread has 0.2g of sodium. I think that stock cubes are really high in salt but I expect that he was given a small amount and as it doesn't happen on a regular basis it shouldn't do any harm.

    But obviously if they were giving him high salt foods all the time then just explain to them that it can cause serious health problems and you'd rather they didn't, hopefully they'll respect your opinion hon :)
     

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