For a newborn, the best milk is yours
- True: By providing the antibodies that your baby will only be able to produce from 3 months, breast milk is a unique food. It is the ideal protection against frequent infections in toddlers. However, if you don’t want or can’t breastfeed, don’t panic, artificial milks will do just fine. Proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, they are very well studied to ensure the energy supply to your baby, while respecting his digestive and renal capacities. It is the doctor who prescribes the first milk and the quantity to be given.
Diversification, not before 4 months
True: It is between 4 and 6 months that we gradually diversify the diet of babies. Not before, because replacing milk can create deficiencies in calcium and essential fatty acids and also cause excess protein.
Diversification, instructions for use.
Small jars, nothing beats organic
False: Baby food – organic or not – is subject to very strict safety rules (prohibition on the use of colorings and sweeteners, specific standards for pesticide residues in fresh products, etc.) and their quality is controlled by production to packaging. That said, in terms of taste, many say that organic products are better. On the other hand, the beneficial role of “organic” foods on health has not yet been proven. And you should know that the small organic pots are 30% more expensive than the others.
The flours added, don’t worry it will settle his stomach
True: Rich in starch, a carbohydrate that is digested slowly, infant flours provide better satiety. A baby with a strong stomach sleeps better at night… so do his parents. That’s not all: flours improve the digestibility of milk, slightly increase the number of calories in the bottle and, above all, allow the discovery of a more consistent texture and a new taste. Finally, the flour added to the bottle of milk in the morning is an excellent introduction to breakfast.
Growth milk is marketing
False: Enriched with iron and essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamin D (which binds calcium), and low in protein, growing-up milks are specifically adapted to the needs of little ones from 1 to 3 years old, even from 7-8 months. They take over from 2nd age milks. Presented in liquid form, they make life easier. It is therefore recommended, as far as possible, to give it to your child.
To diversify, I start with fruits and vegetables
True: Start by giving 2 or 3 spoonfuls of well-mixed vegetables or fruits, most often mixed in the bottle of milk.
Frozen foods are to be avoided with a baby
False: You can very well give frozen foods to your baby, especially fruits and vegetables, which are often richer in vitamins than fresh. On the other hand, no ready-made meals, which are generally too fatty and too seasoned. For frozen vegetables, choose it “plain”, without adding salt or fat.