Your baby 0-1 year

Little dico of food diversification

Baby will soon switch to a diverse diet? From A for adding salt to V for steam cooking, to B for bio or O for omega ... this primer of clever tips should help you.

A ... as an addition of salt

  • Because you fear that your baby will find zucchini, steamed beans a little blandyou would be tempted to resale his dishes. However, the addition of salt in its diet is completely discouraged because it is not adapted to its low capacity for renal cleansing. Infant and young child feeding regulations are extremely stringent in terms of sodic intake as it is now known that they may have adverse consequences such as high blood pressure in certain predisposed adults. Remember that your adult taste is very different from that of your child. So, no need to expose it to excessive salt intake, it could generate an exacerbated taste for salty taste.

B ... as bio

  • Is organic food better? The regulation of organic farming provides certain guarantees as to the limitation of use of certain fertilizers, pesticides and nitrates used in conventional agriculture. This would have the benefits of preserving the flavor and nutritional benefits. The conditions of exploitation and rearing of organic products meet more ethical criteria in relation to the respect of the cycles of nature. No scientific study has yet established that organic foods are better nutritionally than fresh products from the conventional sector. But as the organic sector offers products harvested at maturity and gustatory quality, often grown nearby, animals raised in pasture ... This does not detract from the strengths of organic.

C ... as spoon

  • Eto ensure the taste buds of your toddler yes, but as soon as he sees the spoon approaching, he pushes it aside and turns his head away. Nothing abnormal that he refuses this hard and cold object while, for months, he is accustomed to the softness of your breast or to the pacifier of his bottle. New flavors, new textures, new way of eating, that's a lot for one little man! It needs time to become familiar with all this novelty. Let him play with his spoon, which you can choose plastic for a more pleasant contact. Do not insist too much if he refuses, you will present the spoon a few days later. Do not worry, he'll get used to it.

D ... as the beginning

  • Before 4 months, your child's body can not tolerate or digest anything other than breast milk or infant formula. In addition, your little end must wait three months before his tongue stops ejecting in a reflex movement, any solid food placed in his oral cavity. Around 5 months, the coordination of the muscles of his tongue finally allows him to swallow and swallow solid foods. It is also at the same period that the transition of breast milk is usually carried out, if you are still breastfeeding it, or if necessary infant formula for infants with milk, the second-age milk. From the 4th month of your baby's birth, food diversification can begin. Some doctors prefer to postpone it to the 5th month or even the beginning of the child's 6th month. Anyway, in order not to expose your infant to certain risks of allergy, it is recommended to start the diversification at the earliest to 4 months and at the latest to 6 months.

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