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chickpeas

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how can I give chickpeas to my 7 months old baby

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| Apr 28, 2017

Hi Uebashri, introduce them slowly, following the four day rule, so you can easily spot if they are causing any digestive problems. Start with dried chickpeas rather than canned. That’s so you can carry out the steps we’re about to describe. Canned chickpeas are already cooked and won’t have been through this process. Soak your dried chickpeas overnight. Discard the water, then soak them in fresh water for another few hours. Cook as needed. If you want to be extra cautious, follow step 2 (above), but cook for only 30 mins. Then drain the chickpeas, refill the pot with fresh water and continue to cook until done. It may be tedious, but this repetitive changing of the water is one of the most popular and effective methods for reducing the gassiness caused by legumes! An optional extra step is to add a big slice of peeled fresh ginger to the pot when you cook the chickpeas. Ginger is a marvelous aid to digestion. Follow a meal containing chickpeas with a dessert of natural yogurt – this will help balance the healthy bacteria in baby’s gut.

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| Apr 28, 2017

hi Urbashree! it's advisable to avoid chickpeas till the baby is of 9 - 10 months of age, as it may cause gas ,stomachache and discomfort to baby.

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