A balanced and healthy diet is essential at all stages of life.
This is because the adequate menu can reduce the risk of obesity and infant mortality, according to the Ministry of Health’s food guide for children, in addition to guaranteeing all the nutrients necessary for a good development.
Infant feeding starts exclusively with breast milk , except in special conditions. Then it evolves into baby food, until the stage when the child begins to eat the same meals as adults, with adjustments in texture and seasoning, according to the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics.
The guidance of the pediatrician facilitates this adaptation period and brings more confidence to the mother when preparing meals and feeding the baby, guaranteeing the nutrients and vitamins for the child’s good development.
From 0 to 6 months
In the first months, breast milk should be the baby’s exclusive food. It contains all the nutrients the newborn needs, such as substances that strengthen the immune system, protecting the baby from disease.
It is common in hot locations for mothers to offer water, tea and juices to the baby, but according to UNICEF (UN organization, focused on childhood) it is not recommended, as breast milk provides hydration to the newborn.
The breastfeeding mother, on the other hand, should consume a lot of water and a healthy diet.
My name is Veronika and founded “Hickey Solution” in an attempt to pass plain and working solutions of Health, Fitness, and Skincare related issues.
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