After birth: What is the proper nutrition for children?

 After birth: What is the proper nutrition for children?

What are the foods that children are not allowed to eat after birth? How should it be presented to them? All this and more in the next article.

Feeding children is a very complex matter. It must be presented to the child very carefully and in a manner appropriate to his generation and the nutrients that make up the food. Therefore, ministries of health in many countries of the world publish various warnings about the types of food and its nutrients that should not be given to children after birth. Parents who wish to provide the authorized food for their children should pay attention to these warnings, as well as consult the information and recommendations they obtain from the pediatrician.

Some of the restrictions imposed on the provision of certain types of food products stem from the fact that the immune system of children after birth is still largely weak and unable to cope with these types of foods at this age. Also, it is possible that the restrictions stem from the difficulty in swallowing and chewing these foods, which may lead to suffocation in the child. In both cases, the parents’ lack of attention to these restrictions may pose a danger to the child’s health and even his life, God forbid.

The importance of breastfeeding in the first months after birth

The first advice we give to new parents after birth is to rely on breastfeeding and breast milk for feeding the child, at least for the first half of the year, without adding any other type of food. As for mothers who decide not to breastfeed their children, they can give them formula milk substitutes without any additives.

 The second piece of advice is that the water must be boiled before giving it to the child so that no kind of germs remains in it. It does not matter if the water source is tap or mineral water.

Also, in order to verify the child’s sensitivity to a type of fruits and vegetables, we must offer him types of fruits and vegetables separately (only one type each time without confusing them). Thus, parents can distinguish if their child suffers from an allergy to a particular type of vegetable or fruit.

If the child suffers from an allergy or appears to have a rash due to a certain type of vegetable or fruit, you should stop feeding him.

The vegetables and fruits that are given to the child must be fresh.

We recommend not offering honey to the baby. This is due to the presence of the botulinum germ in it, which causes severe infections in children after birth. Also, we recommend not offering him milk, if it is not from mother’s milk, so as not to provoke an allergic reaction.

There are additional foods that should not be given to infants after birth:

Fried or boiled eggs that are completely immature – due to the presence of the salmonella germ in them, as well as entertainment and foods that can cause choking, sweets that can cause tooth decay, fat-free dairy products, and of course fish that contain Mercury and it can lead to infections or allergic reactions in the child. Finally, it is desirable, as much as possible, to avoid as much as possible, various types of sweetened drinks due to a large amount of sugar contained in them.

It must be noted that the cases of allergies that arise in a child, may disappear automatically with the passage of time, especially if it is dealt with and treated correctly. However, due to the weak immune system of children after birth, they are considered more susceptible to these types of allergies, and therefore it is necessary to refrain from providing these foods to them. The child must be introduced to each type of food in a manner appropriate to his generation, as well as appropriate to the extent of his development and growth, and to the recommendations of the pediatrician responsible for him.

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