Caught up in your house with an infant and not sure about what all you can feed the baby? With a new baby, comes many new responsibilities in life. A baby is a whole new life to take care of. With the pandemic hitting the entire world, many of us have locked ourselves and our babies, unable to give them the chance of being free at an age where they deserve to experience the world.
When you decide to discontinue or lessen the breastfed milk to the baby, you need to think of food items that are suitable for a baby to consume. As they haven’t grown their teeth throughout, it can be a whole other task. Here’s a list of food items you didn’t know you could feed a baby coming out of the breastfeed zone!
An apple, sized medium, provides about 95 calories, 0 gram fat, 1 gram protein, 25 grams carbohydrate, 19 grams sugar (natural), and 3 grams fiber, which is considered great for the intake of an infant.
Grab the apple by the top, and peel it all the way to take out the outer layering which may consist of chemicals that are used in the production of fruits and vegetables. After peeling the apple, it becomes easy to grate the apple to a size that is chewable by the infant as they have no teeth as of then.
Remember, the apple should be grated to the size that is easily mashable.
Upma is one of India’s most loved dishes. The little ones love the taste of the serving too! With about 146 calories, 4.5-gram fat, 3.4-gram protein, 23-gram carbohydrate, 2.7-gram sugar, and 2.2 gram fiber, and Upma is an easy-to-make recipe.
It’s easy to chew and is highly appreciated amongst toddlers of this age.
An egg consists of 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. The egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin.
An egg can be made into varieties that are yet suitable for toddlers. They are easy to eat and chew with minimal effort and high nutritive value.
Different types of soups have different nutritive values thus we cannot recommend one, but as soups are liquid formation and contain a high nutritive value in respect to the ingredients used, soups are an ideal meal for an infant.
There are numerous types of soups, like tomato, chicken soup, sweet corn, and many more. We recommend trying a variety and finding which one your baby likes the most!
Idli being the staple food of South Indian, idli has 35-39 calories, 2-3 grams of protein, 2-5 grams of dietary fiber, and 6-10 grams of carbohydrates; 1-5 milligram of iron, and trace amounts of calcium, folate, potassium, and vitamin A depending on the flavour item used in it.
Idlis are soft and chewable with respect to an infant and can be added flavours too. Idli can be customized into many different types according to your needs and desires.
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