QuestionsWhich is the best fruit for baby?
Anonymous asked 4 years ago
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Dr. M. M. Haque Staff answered 4 years ago

Fruits are healthy food for babies. If a baby can tolerate, any common local fruits can be given. It is better to avoid sour fruits to the younger babies. Up to one year of age it is better to give only sweet fruits. As they grow up they can digest any fruits, sweet or sour. It is better to give fruits as a whole not as juice.  Banana is the best fruit for babies of all age group.  Banana has some benefits as follows:

  1. Contains many essential vitamins, minerals and electrolytes
  2. Contains dietary fiber
  3. Calorie value is high
  4. Can be given to babies as their first weaning food
  5. Very easily digestible
  6. Can be given in healthy and sick babies, even in diarrhoea.
  7. Very cost effective
  8. One medium size banana is sufficient for a day

NB: Do not give Grapes to your babies within first three years of life

** Exclusively breastfeed your baby up to six months. **Continue breast feeding up to two years. ** Nothing is substitute for or equivalent or superior to breast milk. ** Feeding bottle is the source of infection, use cup and spoon. **Start weaning food at six months of age. ** Home made food is the best food for weaning. ** Vaccinate your child. ** During diarrhoea treat your baby with saline (ORS) and zinc in addition to breast milk. ** Do not restrict usual food during diarrhoea. ** Random use of antibiotics in diarrhoea is harmful. ** Do not receive treatment for your baby through telephone. ** Donate blood and save life of a child. ** Do not give your child junk food. ** Chocolate, icecream reduce your child's appetite. ** Give your child adequate protein diet during chicken pox. ** Do not restrict food during illness. ** Wash hands with soap before you touch your newborn. ** Do not kiss your newborn's face. ** Do not hug your baby immediately after coming from outside. ** Do not give your kids sharp and small toys.