You may use a little olive oil in food for your bady from 6 months of age. As per guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, UNICEF and the World Health Organization, babies under 6 months of age receive all the nutrition they need from breast milk or formula.
Olive oil rarely causes allergic reactions – but we recommend serving it to your baby for the first time with a food to which he has already been safely introduced. That way – if any reaction does occur, then you will be able to identify olive oil as the culprit and discuss the situation with your do
Even good fats should be eaten in moderation – so don’t add too much to your little one’s food. For a 2 oz serving of food, no more than 1/4 to 1/2 tsp olive oil should be added.
Use olive oil in place of less healthy cooking oils, like margarine and shortening. If you find the rich flavor of extra virgin olive oil a little overpowering for cooking, then Pomace olive oil and add the extra-virgin oil after the food has cooked.
• Instead of buttering whole wheat bread, try drizzling on a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead. For older babies, offer the oil as a dip.
• Drizzle it on to cooked veggies you’ll be serving as finger foods, or add to the food processor when blending your baby’s veggie purees.
• Stir into mashed potato – delicious!