In introducing food nutrition to babies, you should recognize the texture and taste, especially for babies who are just introduced to complementary foods. The first time you give complementary foods, your baby may cause a reaction and take time to adapt. In the introduction of complementary foods to breast milk, you can introduce them in various ways, one of which is by increasing the variety of vegetables, fruit, protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. (Also read: Baby food)
To assist you in serving complementary foods for breastfeeding, you can follow the following guidelines for nutritious solid food for babies:
The soft texture of the avocado can help your baby recognize this fruit which has nutritional value. You can crush the avocado in a blender or spoon until the texture is easier for your baby to accept. The content of vitamins A and C, magnesium, niacin, iron will add nutritional value to your baby.
Vegetables that contain carbohydrates and are often a substitute for rice. You can full cook in the microwave then chop and soften. The nutritional content contained in potatoes, namely vitamin A, iron, protein and potassium according to your baby’s nutritional needs.
The choice of fruit that you can introduce is a banana which can be crushed easily. Choose the type of banana that is sweet and has a soft texture, which is a banana that is perfectly ripe. Bananas contain folic acid, potassium, selenium and biotin that babies need.
The vegetable that you can introduce to your baby is broccoli. The content of broccoli can fulfill the nutrients in fiber, folate and calcium. In addition, it is better to recognize vegetables in babies who have just been given complementary foods because they have a bland taste so that babies who are used to getting vegetables will more easily accept fruit, than babies who are introduced to fruit first.
Did you know that yogurt can be introduced to babies, of course, in appropriate portions. Yogurt which has fat, carbohydrate and protein content and a soft texture will add nutritional value to your baby. You can choose yogurt that is plain and low in sugar. To add flavor you can mix yogurt with the addition of natural fruits.
The soft texture of tofu can be an alternative to introduce food to your baby. Tofu has a bland taste and has the nutritional value of soybeans that meet your baby’s needs. Tofu can absorb the taste so you can make it with a variety of menus for your baby. In addition, the protein, iron and calcium content in tofu can help support the nutritional adequacy of your baby.
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