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Babys Diet A Fiction Or Cautionary Tale?

People look at babies and are usually are amazed beyond words or are extremely rebuffed. This might be due to the personal preference and other issues like psychological or other trauma or experience. However, none of us ever thinks of the baby’s diet unless of course they have a problem or allergies for certain food items. In reality, it is important to make sure that the baby’s diet is well balanced and there is no surplus or deficit of any vitamins or other nutrients. It is vital to make sure that you are constantly keeping an eye on your child’s habit. Moreover it is true that babies automatically are prone to put things in their mouth because they are trying to understand the new stimuli around them through their senses. Therefore, it is important to make sure there is nothing harmful or poisonous or injurious next to your baby.

Breast milk? Formula?

This is probably the first of many dietary dilemmas you will face as parents. There might be 100 studies telling you that breast milk is the best thing for your baby. Unfortunately, you will be able to find another 100 studies detailing breast milk is harmful. Therefore, it is hard to draw conclusions. But, you can always stick to breast milk as our ancestors did. However, it is important to ensure that you do not consume any alcohol or other harmful substance while you are feeding the breast milk to your baby. However, if you are having problems producing the necessary amount of breast milk then you can always think of going for an infant formula which is considered good. It is important to consult your doctor about it and you should also make your own research and reading on it.

Introducing new food and health

It is important that the baby is trained to eat new food apart from breast or bottled milk. If you are planning to introduce new food into your baby’s food then you need to check beforehand with your paediatrician. It is vital that you continue milk, however, make sure to move and give your kid the right kind of milk. As they grow up their dietary needs changes therefore little things like baby milk formula should be replaced with toddler milk. If you are planning to choose one particular brand then make sure that the brand is really good with no side effect and make sure there are no cost cutting happening in the company.

In addition to the above mentioned, it is important to make sure that you are not exploding your kid’s or infant’s diet with different and new stimuli. Doctors and research recommends that it is wise to introduce new food items one by one. However, as usual, there is contradictory information presented like if different food is presented together the baby’s system will not have time to decode and/ or develop allergies.

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