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Are boiled eggs safe for a six month old infant?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Dec 2020
Question: Hi, my daughter is 6 months old. can I feed her boiled eggs.? please advice. XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:

Wait a while

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Although you can feed boiled eggs to a child of this age, we usually insist to wait a while.

You can start with thick liquids like dal water or fruit juices, gradually move over to semi-solids or mashed foods, and subsequently start with pounded food.

Consider your ABCs - applesauce, bananas, and cereal (rice, biscuits dipped in milk, or roti, or ragi softened with milk/water).

Boiled rice and dal with vegetables and give in mashed form. Once she is at ease with such food, feel free to introduce boiled eggs.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (4 hours later)
how about thick / liquid York of a semi boiled egg?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:

Can be given

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

You can give. You can puree or mash one hard-boiled or scrambled egg and serve it to your baby. At around 8 months, scrambled egg pieces are a fantastic finger food.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (2 hours later)
Having understood that hardened yolk is difficult for babies to swallow, I HV boiled d egg only for 4 minutes which doesn't harden d yolk n remains in complete liquid form inside the half cooked egg white. I have been feeding this yolk to my baby since a couple of weeks. is this method advisable?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Yes

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Yes, it is ok.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Are boiled eggs safe for a six month old infant?

Brief Answer: Wait a while Detailed Answer: Hello, Although you can feed boiled eggs to a child of this age, we usually insist to wait a while. You can start with thick liquids like dal water or fruit juices, gradually move over to semi-solids or mashed foods, and subsequently start with pounded food. Consider your ABCs - applesauce, bananas, and cereal (rice, biscuits dipped in milk, or roti, or ragi softened with milk/water). Boiled rice and dal with vegetables and give in mashed form. Once she is at ease with such food, feel free to introduce boiled eggs. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.