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Can I Add Salt to Baby Food?

Posted by Dr.Trupti on Tue, 15 Nov 2011         
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Salt should not be added to a baby's food until she is 1-year old as this may damage her kidneys. A baby requires less than 1gm salt which is easily obtained from breast milk and/or formula milk. A baby's kidneys are unable to process high amount of added salt. Too much salt from sources other than natural foods like vegetables and fruits, breast milk or formula milk may damage the baby's kidneys and possibly even cause brain damage. Many parents want to add salt to their baby's food in an attem... Read More
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