even though you can’t start babies on milk until they turn 1, they can start to have yogurt at 6 months. like milk, until baby turns 2 it is best to give whole fat yogurt because fat is an important source for brain development. yogurt also has a lot of probiotics which is good for babies (as well as for adults). since it is derived from milk, it is also an excellent source of protein. because of its many benefits, yogurt is known as a power food – one which should be eaten daily. so as soon as we knew k could eat yogurt, we gave to her on a regular basis.
a lot of yogurts are flavored with fruit (or other sweet foods like granola, cookies and candy) but even the fruit flavors add a lot of sugar. i only buy plain yogurt and add my own fruits.
at first i started k on Stonyfield Organic Yobaby Plan Yogurt because it was the only one that was “tailored” to babies but after a while, i realized it’s not really any different from “adult” yogurt so i started buying Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt.