Breast milk or formula
Breast milk provides abundant and easily absorbed nutritional components, antioxidants, enzymes, immune properties, and live antibodies from mother. Mother’s more mature immune system makes antibodies to the germs to which she and her baby have been exposed. These antibodies enter her milk to help protect her baby from illness. Immunoglobulin A coats the lining of the baby’s immature intestines helping, germs and allergens from leaking through. Breast milk also contains substances that naturally soothe infants.
4 to 6 months
It is sweet, rich in carbohydrates, and a great source of beta-carotene. This humble vegetable called the sweet potato can be a great source of nutrition for your growing little one. Sweet potatoes are rich in several essential nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and B-complex. No wonder that many moms are keen to introduce sweet potato in the diet of their little ones.
The first and foremost benefit of carrot is the supply of vitamin A. carrot is the best source of vitamin A. As we know, vitamin A is crucial for eyes and its deficiency results in night blindness. Apart from vitamin A, carrot is also a good source of calcium and magnesium which promote bone health. The iron content in carrot is good for blood and hemoglobin production. Vitamin C improves the immune system and helps in fighting infections.
6 to 8 months
reasons to feed avocado to babies:
- Builds a better brain (full brain potential)
- Keeps allergies and diseases away with its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties (protection)
- Supplies nutrients, such vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fat (nourishment)
8 to 10 months
While there is no great magical mystery in Yogurt or Cheese, for a lot of reasons for yogurt and cheese being fine to introduce to a baby prior to the age of 1 year old
10 to 12 months
Oily fish such as chunk-light tuna, sardines, halibut and salmon are the best sources of healthy omega-3’s. But sardines aren’t practical for feeding to a baby, and halibut and tuna are higher in mercury. That makes salmon the best source of DHA (again, the star omega-3 fatty acid) and, in my opinion, the healthiest fish for kids and adults alike. But almost all seafood contains omega-3’s, so try giving your baby a variety of low-mercury fish. Pollock is used in most commercial fish sticks and is another good choice.
12 months and above
It is important to fully cook any meats that will be served to baby or small child and ensure there are no “pink” areas left. Babies and small children should never eatany type of “rare” meats
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