A healthy balanced diet is a diet that has the right amount of all food groups to stay healthy and support growth.
Your baby is growing rapidly and his nutritional needs differ from adults. If you want your baby to lead a healthy life, then it is important to feed him/her healthy and balanced meals.
Adults are advised to follow a diet low in fat and high in fiber, while babies are recommended to take low in fiber and high in fat. It is true that fiber is very important in your baby’s diet, but too much of it will leave your baby very full.
Your baby’s life from birth to two years is considered as a stage where growth is rapid. Thus, it is important that you give him/her enough energy to a diet, containing high calories and fat.
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The food that your babies take is very small compared to adults. Your baby can not cope with a lot of food at once, so he/she has to take a smaller amount of food frequently.
The variation in the diet of your baby
Parents should offer a variety of flavors and textures for their baby to receive more nutrients. No food can provide all the nutrients that your baby needs.
The more food you have to offer during the first year of your baby’s life, the more nutrition she receives. Once your baby is settled on solids and takes up large amounts of vegetables and fruits, you can begin to introduce meat, fish, and poultry.
It is very important that your baby’s diet contains foods from all major food groups in the correct position that is appropriate for their age.