Baby is still a fragile, growing. In food, we must be vigilant. Some foods should not be given before a certain age, and the portions need to be adapted. A short guide to avoid not.
From birth to 3 years, the child multiplied by 4 to birth weight and double its size; so it has very specific nutrient requirements, at the right dose, especially in lipids to build his brain iron to resist microbes, without too much salt or sugar.
Never foods before 4 months of age!
Foods to Avoid During the first months of life baby is exclusively breastfeeding or 1st age milk bottles. Then food diversification can begin, ideally at 6 months of age (or at the beginning of the 7th). Before 6 months in fact, the baby’s needs are fully covered with milk exclusively. At 6 months, all digestive “tools” are being set up for a more solid food, his gums, his gut, his ability to discover new flavors … knowing that milk remains the basis (at least 500 ml day). Thus, at 8 months, gradually (it does not take a few days!), It takes four meals a day including two diverse.
food diversification food
Diversification should be new food with new food. Starting with fruits, vegetables and possibly infant cereals. In details :
Yes to green beans, carrots, zucchini without skin and seeds, but gently on tomatoes and radishes for example, less digestible. Little salt, but aromatics. Banco for ripe fruit, raw or cooked without added sugar.
From 6 months ago, so all meat (except fat and caution on offal and charcuterie) and fish whatsoever (not breaded!). Eggs ? Not before 7 months of age, always hard (the equivalent of a quarter). At seven months of age also only turn it is, in turn and in small quantities, potatoes, pasta, meal and biscuits.
Do not rush!
At this first stage of diversification as to the second, learning the power of the largest, from 12 months to 3 years, we do not do anything … And in particular, limit sugars, honey chocolate, jams and foods high in fat, especially when they have no nutritional value. Beware of infant cereals (the famous flour) which unbalance the inputs. energy sources at low volume, they also proved useful to “small eaters”.
Regarding the added fat, a knob of butter in most every meal or a teaspoon canola or organic olive oil ( “good” fatty acids). No course frying. So be provisionally skip the fries and ketchup, nutritionally incorrect, or spices galore.
Do not force baby to eat
If he does not know how to distinguish the wheat from the chaff on his plate, the child eats his fill exactly … No need to force it and it seems to do a dietary whim (a “food neophobia “),” backslide “at another time, in another form: two years before it is ready for all the discoveries, in principle … as for drinks, water, pure essence, weakly mineralized. Exit sodas (even light), syrups and even pasteurized fruit juice, too caloric and sugary that accentuate the natural attraction for sweetness of young children.
Beware of food allergies
When one of the parents and / or a brother or sister suffering from allergy, whether or not food (asthma or hives), infant milk (in the absence or in addition to breastfeeding) must be hypoallergenic until at least 6 months, which begins dietary diversification. To egg and fish, it is better to wait a year; the introduction of foods high allergenicity (kiwi, celery, shellfish in particular) are also not recommended before 1 year. Forget even products containing peanuts or nuts to 3 years old. And even 5 years for whole fruit shells, due to the risk of aspiration this time.