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Entre Madres y Doctoras: Introducing New Foods to Children

2023-12-05T14:32:09+00:00
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  • Entre Madres y Doctoras discuss the introduction of a variety of foods for children.
  • When it comes to our children, it’s normal to worry about what to feed them.
  • It’s important to emphasize that you should always consult a health professional before making any decisions about your child’s development, not just in terms of nutrition.

Introducing a variety of foods at an early age is essential for the healthy development of children.

Between four and six months is the recommended time to start introducing solids, but it’s important to consult with the pediatrician to ensure the baby is ready.

Instead of following the old practice of waiting three days between introducing new foods to check for allergies, experts now suggest introducing different food groups and potentially allergenic foods from an early age.

This includes foods like eggs, fish, peanuts, almonds, and wheat. Scientific evidence supports that exposing children to these foods early can reduce the risk of allergies in the future.

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It’s common for children to be picky about food and repeatedly reject certain foods. However, it’s important not to give up.

Children may need up to 20 tries before accepting a new food.

Often, parents feel discouraged after a few attempts, but it’s crucial to remember that children need more time to become familiar with new flavors and textures.

Continuously offering healthy foods can help develop their palate and preferences over time.

It’s a Process, Don’t Make it a Torment

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Feeding young infants can be challenging, but it’s also a fundamental part of parenting.

Celebrating small victories in feeding your children is important.

These victories can include the moment when a child tries and enjoys a new food, even if they initially rejected it.

It’s a sign that they are developing their tastes and accepting a more varied and healthy diet.

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In summary, nutrition is a crucial component in child-rearing.

Introducing a variety of foods from an early age and having patience to overcome changing food preferences are important steps in promoting the health and wellbeing of children.

Every small victory in feeding your children is an achievement in motherhood and fatherhood worth celebrating.

Always consult with a qualified professional not only about this but various topics. They can offer you the best infant feeding options and other advice. Entre Madres y Doctoras now say goodbye. See you soon!

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