Foods to avoid in complementary foods

Foods to avoid in complementary foods

Jun 22, 2021XieYifang

For the baby's health and reduce allergies, the following foods should not be eaten casually for the baby at the beginning. It is better to be cautious.

Foods with gluten:

Babies within six months of age should not eat any food containing gluten, such as flour, oatmeal, etc. All foods that are prone to allergies should be added later.

Salt: Before the baby reaches one year old, all foods should not be added with any salt. Excessive salt will burden the baby's immature kidneys, and will affect the baby's eating habits and cause high blood pressure in the future. In addition, too much salt will also affect the baby's absorption of calcium. When babies are young, they don’t need salt, and they don’t know to eat salt. So don’t add salt in a hurry. Seasoning can be adjusted with the natural taste of fruits and vegetables. This is very important for your baby’s health in the future.

Sugar: Do not add sugar to your baby's food. Eating too much sugar will increase your baby's risk of tooth decay. Moreover, rapid changes in blood sugar may cause your baby to become emotional, especially crying. Sugar has never been added to Doudou's diet, mainly using the natural sweetness of fruits and vegetables to make the baby's complementary food delicious.

The seasoning is "dangerous" than sugar and salt. If the baby eats it every day, the spleen will accumulate food and the child will be short.

Honey: Because honey contains a kind of bacteria that can cause baby infections and even poisoning, you should never give your baby honey before one year old. Some parents say that the baby needs honey water for constipation, but honey must not be added before one year old. It is recommended to use orange juice or plum juice instead of honey to deal with baby constipation.

Eggs: It is a food that is easy to cause allergies. It should be added as late as possible, and the eggs must be completely cooked before serving to the baby. For egg yolks that start to increase at the age of nine months, the egg whites are added later because they are more likely to cause allergies.

Nuts: In the UK, the requirement is to increase after 5 years of age. First, it is easy to be allergic, and second, it is easy to get stuck in the baby, which is dangerous.

Milk: The baby needs breast milk or formula milk to increase milk after one year of age, because milk lacks important iron and vitamin C. In the first six months after adding supplementary food, the baby will still drink 500ml to 800ml of breast milk and formula milk, but at this time the milk can already be used to cook some dishes.

Strawberries and kiwis: Strawberries are the most allergic food among fruits, especially if the baby has asthma or eczema, avoid eating strawberries. Kiwi can only be given to babies over 9 months old. Try not to eat kiwis if you are less than 9 months old.

Seafood: Try not to eat seafood for your baby within one year of age, because it is prone to allergies and unfamiliar food can cause food poisoning.

High-fiber foods: High-fiber foods are healthy for adults, but they will affect the baby's absorption of important trace elements. Do not give it to your baby before the age of two.

Juice: Breastfeeding babies do not need to drink water, but formula milk babies can drink some plain water in the hot summer.

1. The juice will be drunk after the baby can use the cup.

2. When the baby is about 9 months old, white grape juice is the most friendly juice to the baby's stomach and is the easiest to absorb.

3. White grape, apple and pear juice are the most popular drinks at the beginning of the baby.

4. Orange juice is too acidic, which is too irritating to the baby's intestines and stomach, so it should be added later.

5. All juices should be diluted at least twice before serving to the baby.

6. The daily amount should not be too much, not more than 100 ml before one year old.

7. Do not exceed 200 ml for one to four years old.

8. Drinking too much juice can easily cause diarrhea in the baby.

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