Mother’s Milk is the most appropriate food for all newborns. Mother’s Milk has the advantages of nutrition, immunology, and physiology better than commercial formula. Thus, breastfeeding is very important, especially babies who are born in developing countries, because the cost and method of preparation of formula can lead to inadequate nutrition and / disease.
Can be exclusively breastfed infants during the first six months of age. However, not all infants can be given breast milk exclusively. Criteria babies could be given exclusive breastfeeding is sufficient months of age and healthy birth, the newborn was also a low-risk preterm (born after 32 weeks gestation, without respiratory problems).
After six months, babies can be introduced with the food co-ASI (MP-ASI). Introduction of MP-ASI is an important stage in the life of a child. Because this is where habits are formed and the development of the child. “MP-milk intake should be prepared in such a way as to be in harmony with the process of growth and the ability of infants to receive the food,”
MP-ASI should be given to infants and introduced gradually, both in form and amount so that baby can adapt digestion. MP-ASI should be given after the baby is six months old. MP-ASI must meet several requirements, among them; materials should be easy to eat food, easily digested, and up; hygienic and nutritious. If possible, use local food ingredients and make sure the tools used to eat quite hygienic.
It is recommended that parents introduce complementary foods made with milk alone. Besides being with homemade food, you can have full control over what will be the intake by the child. You also instill healthy eating habits early on to children. Moreover, homemade food will be more nutritious and free of additive substances, can also be more varied, more delicious, cheap, and frugal.
Provision of hypoallergenic milk is the major step taken by the parents for children who are allergic to cow’s milk. But in reality there was no significant difference in infant formula-fed (bottle) with hypoallergenic milk.
In perfect hydrolyzed milk, whole cow’s milk protein is broken down completely so that risk for triggering allergies than bottle-feeding is less common. Hydrolysis of milk is usually not recommended for babies who are breastfed and have a high risk of allergy because of a history of allergies from their parents. Read the rest of this entry »
Fulfillment adequate nutrition is the main requirement in the development of the child, including brain development. Malnutrition will decrease the quality of a human brain. Therefore, babies need a good food quality and quantity.
Forming the main component of the brain is fat and raw materials to form the nerve cells in the brain of new protein. Breast milk (ASI) as the main food-rich baby long-chain fatty acids, polyunsaturated fats are an important influence in the brain and intelligence. Not surprising that breastfed babies are smarter.
In this study the researchers note that breastfed children tend to have better values than the academic who did not receive breast milk.
Children who are breastfed as a child tend to be more intelligent and healthier, so that their academic value in better schools.
This study is the first to use the data to the respondents to the exclusion of siblings, other factors, such as socio-economic, family environment, and intellectual parents.
Caring parents be the deciding factor nutritional condition of children. Abundance of food in the house would be useless if not properly processed by the mother or other family members. When this happens, no wonder if children are malnourished, and even malnutrition. Especially if the child is fed only improvise or even snacks to deceive the stomach to fill.
Malnutrition occurs because the child’s lack of attention from parents. Children abandoned and nutritional needs are not considered because their parents more often in the garden. Not because there is no food in the house. Read the rest of this entry »
Digestive system immature babies should not be given solid food before his time. At the age of 6 months, then the digestive system begins to be ready to process solid foods.
Breast milk (ASI) is the staple food of infants from birth. When the baby was growing up, the energy required more course. That’s why he needs to be introduced to solid foods. The need for food is generally started when the 6-month-old baby.
Because of ignorance, we often see parents who are too quick to give solid foods to babies. New baby step on the age of two months had been fed tentative special porridge, and even bananas. The reason is that big fast kids, if not considered that the baby was not enough to milk. This according to experts it can cause indigestion. Read the rest of this entry »
The ideal feeding premature baby is its mother’s milk. The milk produced by the mother of a premature baby is the best food for your child.
Although pregnancy did not reach term, milk has characteristics that suit the special needs of the baby. In fact, the colostrums, which has many proteins and antibodies, it is necessary for the premature baby.
As days go by, the composition of milk continues to change to adapt to the baby. However, it is assumed that in some cases the baby may need more protein because its growth is very rapid. For this you can enrich breast milk with supplements (protein, minerals and vitamins). Read the rest of this entry »
Experts agree that babies do not need complementary foods before 6 months.
The term “complementary foods” refers to all types of foods other than breastmilk or formula milk and fresh at this age, the baby is ready to begin eating other foods for the following reasons:
* Produces enough saliva to help the digestive process,
possesses the necessary enzymes to digest food
* Exists maturation of the kidneys, which can better digest proteins,
* The immune system is more enhanced, there is less risk of food allergies
* You can sit and have good control of neck muscles, so keep your head up,
* You can close your mouth to take food from the spoon and use your tongue to push the back of his mouth. Read the rest of this entry »
Now that you’re eating for two (or more), is not the best time to skimp on calories or dieting. In fact, just the opposite happens, you need approximately 300 additional calories a day, and especially when pregnancy is quite advanced and the baby grow faster. If you are very thin, very active or are expecting twins, still need to eat more calories. But if you are overweight, your doctor may recommend not increasing both the intake of calories.
Eating healthy is always important and especially during pregnancy. Therefore, make sure the calories you eat come from nutritious foods that contribute to the growth and infant development.
Try eating a balanced diet that incorporates the following foods:
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I’m realistic, I realize that provoke an impact: the majority of foods that I mentioned in this post is the one that your children eat more when you go down the guard. The culture of fast food, from Norteamérica has based its success on foods very rich, very quick to prepare or obtain and at the same time … very unhealthy.
A nimble attention and tell me if I’m wrong, but first I must tell you that if your children are still young and you succeed in removing them a little passion by these proposals, they win in a health and quality of life. I begin with one of the least harmful: the juices from canned fruit as such, they contain only 10% overall, being the wet and it is a sugar.
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Milk growth: an asset health for babies
The milk is growing, according to the new name of dairy foods for young children, ie aged 1 to 3 years. It advises them to breakfast and lunch, in addition to a varied and up to 500 ml per day. Like other infant milk, its composition is strictly regulated. Their main characteristic is to provide children with items that are not naturally present or absent in cow’s milk, thereby promoting their healthy development.
Milk growth: a source of iron and vitamins
Milk croissance Source important calcium and phosphorus, milk is an ideal food for growth. One downside: naturally, it contains very little iron. This item is nevertheless essential to the production of blood cells, including immune system. Iron helps to protect the child against infections ENT and bronchopulmonary repeated. The growth milks are fortified with iron concentration, which allows small pieces to keep the form and to fight against external aggressions!