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No Yellow Cheese?

Okay - Just got back from the pediatricians office and he said that my daughter (10 mo.) should be eating white cheeses, not yellow cheeses. It was a little hectic and I didn't get a chance to ask why...so, why? Anyone know?

 
ANGIE409

Asked by ANGIE409 at 4:42 PM on Mar. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sorry, I hit reply too quickly!
    The plant used to produce that yellow color is a common allergen so that's probably why your doctor said to avoid it.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 5:33 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Very strange. I never thought to feed my baby cheese until after a year along with whole milk. I know that small curd cottage cheese is ok but I am not sure why
    vsrillo

    Answer by vsrillo at 4:43 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • I have never heard of that, so I have no idea.... Hopefully someone on here will be able to answer that for you... Can't wait to see the reason why :) Good Luck
    Inkedmommy007

    Answer by Inkedmommy007 at 4:45 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • I've heard of avoiding unpasturized dairy products but never that color made a difference. Maybe you should call and ask...and then let us know!
    stepmom929

    Answer by stepmom929 at 4:49 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • There is no difference in nutrition as far as color goes, but here is a list of lower fat cheeses and save for the cheese whiz and velveeta, they are all white :)
    baby Swiss
    Cheese Whiz
    cottage cheese
    farmers
    feta
    light cream cheese
    mozzarella
    Neufchatel
    parmesan
    pot cheese
    ricotta
    string cheese
    Velveeta
    MomShawn70

    Answer by MomShawn70 at 5:31 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Probably because of the coloring agent.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annatto#Uses
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 5:33 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Ah, you're probably right heatherama...because when I told him I already gave her yellow cheese, he said "well, there ya go." Okay - thanks everyone!
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 5:50 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

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