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mashed taters

I gave my six mo old dd mashed potatoes for the first time tonight. She eagerly ate the first bite and made a few faces but opened her mouth for the second bite. She ate it made a bunch of cute goofy faces then threw up everywhere!!!! Needless to say I didn't try anymore food. Dh thinks it was just too thick but would that make her vomit like that? My mom said she might have a milk allergy. I don't know what it was. She is ff.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:36 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • The milk and butter is probably hard for her to digest but I doubt giving her a taste will harm her. Bake some sweet potatos and mash it with a fork, my DD went nuts over them. You can even mix any kind of potatos with breast milk/formula.

    Answer by Farrahann at 9:38 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Could be a coincidence, could be the consistency or it could be the milk. Next time you have them, try another taste adn see how it goes, but my little man loves sweet potatoes too.

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:42 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Was it too hot?

    Answer by Judmr at 9:47 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Does she gag easily? Some babies just gag easily. My friend's dd would do that when she was younger, but outgrew it.

    Answer by reava at 9:50 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • It's most likely that it was too thick. That it just didn't sit in her stomach well.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:02 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • My daughter did this but she was closer to 8 months when we tried it. After that, she didnt want to eat anymore of it for awhile. Now at 15 months, she loves the stuff. She is lactose intolerant but can handle small amounts of dairy so I just make it with her lactose free milk.

    Answer by vickwu at 10:32 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • My first guess is that it was too thick. She's kind of young for mashed potatoes yet, IMO. I made them extra thin with formula when my babies were around 8-9 months old.

    My son couldn't have any potatoes in any form til he was almost 2 - fries, baked, mashed, broasted, steamed sweet, any potatoe period would give him the most horrible stomach ache - starting a couple hours after he ate it he'd either vomit multiple times or scream in absolute agony for 4 hours because his tummy hurt so bad - even if the potatoes were totally plain.

    Answer by 4time-mom at 11:00 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • It probubly didnt sit well. Wait a while and try again. If it happens again, then look into it :)

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:24 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Don't worry unless it happens every time you give her the potatoes or milk product. next time thin them out with a little of her formula if you think they are too thick.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:46 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

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