Infant nutrition is defined as the nutritional therapy of babies. Insufficient therapy is a diet that lacks important nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to give the baby its complete nutrients and minerals and aids in digestion, immunity, teeth development, obesity, and the risk of an infant dying in the first few days.
First two years of development:
In the first two years of infant life, the extreme need for care is necessary which mostly requires a healthy diet. Starting a balanced nutrition diet from an early age is helps the children to develop a healthy nourishment pattern. Babies can take foods in two ways, breastfeeding, and purees.
Introducing baby food:
During 6 to 12 months, a baby is constantly adapting new tastes, a variety of flavors and textures. At age 1, a proper diet with complete nutrients should be a part of the baby’s life.
Baby food comes in different, pouches, boxes, and jars which have complete instructions about nutrition percentages and stage, which are a great help in selecting the best product for the babies.
Tips for increasing a baby’s diet:
There are a few tips and tricks that parents use to improve their baby’s dietary pattern which is given below,
Finger feeding: homemade purees and market bought food packages like banana, mango, soft and grated meat include in baby food to which some parents use the technique of skipping spoons while feeding the baby and let them eat it with their hands using their fingers.
Knowing when to move up to the next feeding stage: Before the age of six months, parents should not start solid food feeding, as it has the risk of choking. Starting too late can also have drawbacks like a baby’s lack of knowledge about proper food and have delayed eating habits so knowing when to upgrade your child’s feeding patterns is necessary.
Balancing sugar intake: sugar works as fuel for the brain. If your child takes too much sugar than they are bound to face hyperactivity and will find it hard to focus and too little sugar can cause low blood pressure, irritability, and still hard to focus so parents should know what is the right amount of sugar intake for their kids.