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too many bananas?

can a child eat too many bananas? my daughter loves them, but I only let her have one a day... she asks for more? could giving more be bad... such as too much potassium?

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young-not-dumb

Asked by young-not-dumb at 2:02 PM on Oct. 29, 2010 in Health

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  • yes, my kids love them too, i let them have no more then two a day, but not every day. it can make you really constipated
    momslikeme366

    Answer by momslikeme366 at 2:04 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I agree, it's definitely something that needs to be eaten in moderation. One a day is plenty. My daughter gets backed up if she eats to many of them. As far as too much potassium, idk but I would assume that would only be a plm if your child already has high potassium.
    randibosin

    Answer by randibosin at 2:08 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • My son loves them. I have to limit him to one a day too. I am not sure on the potassium. May be worth asking the ped about.
    tiddliwinks

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 2:10 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • they can get too puch potassium but maybe only if they ate a half a dozen or so. let her have em
    SMWOODS

    Answer by SMWOODS at 2:10 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • i'd worry about consipation more than i'd worry about excessive potassium. as long she is getting sufficient fiber to counter act lots of bananas, i think she's fine.
    rfurlongg

    Answer by rfurlongg at 2:13 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • My Son eats two a day and he's never constipated. They're fine.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:32 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • My oldest love his bananas -- he would eat them all day if you let him. He usually will eat two a day if he wants. It is fruit- it isn't fattening.. you could worry about the potassium but then you have to worry about every food if they are getting too much of this or too much of that.. so I just let him eat them. Hey at least he wants a banana over candy or chocolate!!
    ajc88

    Answer by ajc88 at 2:37 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • When my daughter was younger she would ask for 3 or so a day, and most days I would let her since she wasn't constipated like people said would happen!
    .science.mom.

    Answer by .science.mom. at 3:12 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • we need a banana tree as our kids LOVE them and can eat up to 3 a day and are never constipated and its a healthy quick to grab snack I am happy they like them.
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 3:13 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

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    Cookie618

    Answer by Cookie618 at 5:58 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

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