The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.
Pumpkin is amazingly nutritious for your little one’s development and digestive health! It contains loads of vitamin C that help protect your baby against the common cold and believe it or not, it also helps your little one sleep better (yay, more sleep for you)! Excited to make some pumpkin for your little one now? Learn how to prepare a yummy pumpkin puree with our quick video below.
Spinach is simple to make and super easy to eat! This superfood contains many vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B9, and E that help promote health in skin, hair, and bone health—all the great stuff that your little one needs for healthy development and smooth digestion! Simply steam it and serve on its own or blend it in a congee for your little one. Take a look at this video on how to serve spinach for your little one here
Strawberries may be small, but they are rich in multivitamins and minerals! With plenty of vitamin C and antioxidants, it contains up to 92% of water content, making it one of the best fruits out there to ease digestion. Playtime and learning won’t be disrupted as its nutrients help strengthen immune systems, boost circulatory systems, and help bones stay healthy and strong. Slice them up and serve or puree them to top it on oats. Check out this easy video on how to preserve its nutrients!
Salmon is an amazing high-quality protein filled with calcium! With loads of vitamin D, DHA, and omega-3 fatty acids, it’s good for your little one’s brain, eye, and nerve development. Just steam and/or mash them alongside soft, leafy vegetables (likes spinach!) to make it a complete meal for your little one. Learn how to cook salmon while preserving its nutrients with our video below.
Now that you know what sort of foods and fruits are beneficial for your little one’s digestive system, be creative and go wild with recipes. While mealtimes can be challenging, there is no doubt that meals and snack breaks can be a great time for your little one when you make it fun and interactive, especially with the help of our short videos above!