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Infant with severe G6PD deficiency. Can biscuits with soy licithin be given?

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can i give my 11 month child ,biscuit that contains soy licithin provided thai he has severe G6PD deficiency
Posted Sun, 22 Apr 2012 in Growth and Development in Children
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
No, you should not give your child biscuits or any processed food with soy in it as it is harmful for G6pd deficient kids.
Here is a list of some other foods to be avoided.
2.legumes like beans, black beans
3.any candies with menthol flavour or soy products.
It's better to be safe than sorry, atleast for kids, so please avoid the above foods.
Hope I have answered your query.
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