Proper nutrition is a critical part of keeping children healthy, but many parents may find that there is nearly a dizzying array of food options for kids.
Knowing what to feed, when to feed it, and what size portions to provide our child can be challenging.
A healthy child is a happy child, and nutrition can be the start of that.
Doctors typically recommend that we give our child cow’s milk only after they’re 12 months or older.
During our child’s first year of life, they need all of the nutrients in breastmilk or formula. Until our child turns two, use full fat cow’s milk. After the age of two, we can switch to any type of cow’s milk.
Snacking is fine as long as you monitor and control it. Many children ask for food every three to four hours. Instead of telling our child NO, allow them to choose from healthy low-calorie options like raw veggies or a piece of fruit, especially if their next meal is coming up in an hour or two.
If next meal is at least three to four hours away, put together a well-balanced snack that fills child up but still allows them to eat at mealtime.
Because paediatrician carefully monitors newborn’s growth, if our little one isn’t getting enough to eat.
Some good options for snacks can include:
If you’re concerned about our child’s weight, please speak with paediatrician to get advice and support.
Paediatrician can track our child’s weight history and use height and weight charts to determine whether there is a cause for concern at this time.
If child is overweight, our paediatrician can help you create a meal plan that adheres to the food pyramid.
This meal plan ensures that children gets the nutrients they need without going hungry.
Paediatrician can also help us implement lifestyle changes in your home such as family exercise activities.
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