The step of breastfeeding - or breastfeeding - to a solid diet tends to become one of the most important stages in baby nutrition, and also a concern for many moms and dads, especially and especially when they are beginners and face this delicious moment for the first time. And it is that there are many doubts that arise in parents: at what time to start? What fruits are ideal to start ?.
Depending on the pediatrician, and especially if the baby is taking or not breast milk, the beginning of giving the child the first fruits may occur earlier or a little later. Many pediatricians advise starting at about 6 months of age , especially if the baby is taking breast milk. However, if the child is taking artificial milk many pediatricians advise starting with the fruit from the fourth month . That's right: milk should remain its main food .
What are the best fruits to start giving to the baby?
We could talk at this time of what many pediatricians conceive of the first fruits of the baby . This is, the fruits that because of their sweet taste, texture and because of their low capacity to cause intolerances and allergies, are the most recommended when it comes to starting with the solid feeding of the baby.
It is advisable to start first with the apple or with the pear , which as you surely know will be characterized by being sweet and soft fruit (the pear perhaps more than the apple). And then him banana .
And what are their benefits for the baby?
- Pear : it is a very complete fruit. From a nutritional point of view is very rich in amino acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids essential for the formation of tissues in the baby. It also provides potassium, which acts together with calcium in the formation of the bones of the child. It has a high content of fiber, water, vitamin C, folic acid and beta-carotene.
- Apple : as happens with the pear it is a fruit very rich in minerals (especially potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium and iron), as well as vitamins (such as vitamin A, C, E and group B). It is also rich in fiber and water, being ideal to moisturize and refresh the baby.
- Banana : easy to digest, it is very rich in carbohydrates, hence it is ideal for babies and children. It provides a high content of potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, provitamin A and folic acid.
How to introduce the first fruits of the baby?
It is essential to start offering single fruit porridge and continue like this for 3 or 4 days. In this way we will see if it causes any intolerance or allergy, and especially if the baby likes it. If after these days we see that the baby tolerates it well we will incorporate another different fruit, in the same way that we have done with the first one.
That is, if for example you start with the pear, you must continue with it for at least 3 or 4 days, during which you will observe the baby how he eats it, if he accepts it and above all if he tolerates it well. If after this time everything is positive, you can replace it with the apple and do the same again for 3 or 4 days. The same with the banana. And, finally, incorporate pear and apple in the same porridge, or banana and pear.