Alongside the milk, snacks also play the important role in the development of intellectual and physical of a kid. The wise parent will not miss the valuable information below, which was disclosed by many dieticians.
The carbohydrates – source of essential energy for your babies
From the 8th month onwards, because the babies will need more energy, parents ought to provide approximately 95g of carbohydrates each day and let your baby be acquainted with more solid food gradually, which means parents need to ascend the powder and remains the quantity of water.
Proteins - The foundation for a healthy body of babies
During the complementary feeding, in addition to the increase of the essential energy for physical activities, the baby's body needs some protein sources to build the muscle and perfect the immune system. Also, proteins help the body against the entry of micro harmful bacteria, as well as perfect formation and nervous system, which helps the babies to be smarter.
According to some research by the dieticians, the demand of 6th – 7th month infant is about 14g of protein a day (about 80 grams of lean or fish) and babies after 8– 9 months is about 18g of protein a day (about 100g of meat or fish). The parents should provide the regular protein to infant by combining meat, fish, milk, eggs, shrimp, crab with beans, beans, peanuts, sesame for snack menu! Small Tip for the mothers is that beef or minced pork cooked with rice flour or porridge is simple meal, but plentiful source of proteins for the baby during the period of 7th – 9th months!
Fats – make babies appetitive
Fat not only provides energy, but also stimulates the appetite in children. It also supports the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). That's why the mothers do not forget to add 2 teaspoons of oil, equivalent to 20 grams of fat per day, into the meals for babies. In particular, some kinds of natural oils such as sesame oil, olive oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, so forth and so on, are also very good and help them get enough beta carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) and Omega-3 per day for brain, eyes, skin and heart development.
Vitamins and minerals - enriched the nutritious snack:
In the first months of the complementary foods, children only need a small amount of vitamins and minerals each day but without them, they will cause danger to the health of young children. From the 6th month of age, iron will help the brain development of your babies and minimize the risk of defective thinking and movement, so they need approximately 11 mg iron per day. Meanwhile, zinc supports the growth of the babies and vitamin A helps your baby's eyes to be bright. Also, they will offer the healthy skin. The mothers also should pay attention to vitamin C to increase the resistance of infant, along with vitamin B that supplies the immune system and the nervous system, promote the cell growth.
To encourage your baby to learn and get more "curiosity" about the world of new food as well as supply enough minerals and vitamins, you can choose foods with good smell and beautiful colors such as beef, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, potato turkey, broccoli, soy, avocado, fresh fruit, cereals and green vegetables ...