Alimentation diversification alimentaire de bébé

Baby’s food diversification

Baby’s food diversification

Dietary diversification is an important step in your baby's life. This is the time when he begins to discover new tastes and textures, and develop his food preferences. Here are some tips to guide you through this crucial step:

When to start dietary diversification?

Dietary diversification should begin around 4 to 6 months. At this age, your baby's digestive system is mature enough to digest foods other than breast milk or formula. It is important to respect this timing to avoid the risk of allergies and digestive problems.

What foods to introduce first?

The first foods to introduce are generally cooked and blended vegetables, such as carrots, zucchini or green beans. Start with one teaspoon of vegetable puree once a day, then gradually increase the quantity and frequency.

Introduce fruits and cereals

After a few weeks, you can start introducing cooked and blended fruits, such as apples or pears. You can also introduce gluten-free infant cereals, such as rice or quinoa, mixed with breast milk or formula.

Vary flavors and textures

It is essential to offer your baby a wide variety of foods to allow him to discover new flavors and textures. You can gradually introduce proteins, such as meat or fish, as well as dairy products, such as cheese or yogurt.

Beware of food allergies

When introducing new foods, carefully monitor your baby's reactions. Certain foods, such as nuts or gluten, can cause allergies. If you notice signs of an allergy, such as rash or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention promptly.

Conclusion

Dietary diversification is an exciting stage in your baby's life. By gradually introducing new foods, you contribute to its development and the acquisition of good eating habits. Remember to see your pediatrician regularly to make sure your baby is getting all the nutrients he needs.

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