Nutrition for Babies (Part 3)

22 Whole Foods to Give to Your Baby

Once your bub has started with the top 5, try moving on to these foods (6 months and up)

Greens

Kale

Spinach

Peas

Broccoli

Zucchini

Protein

Salmon

White fish- perch, dory

Lamb cutlets

Organic chicken livers

Organic chicken drumsticks

Fruits

Mashed Banana

Poached Peach

Cooked Pear

Cooked Apple

Cooked Rhubarb

Vegetables:

Organic white potato

Pumpkin

Parsnip

Carrot

Cauliflower

Nuts

Almond butter

100% Organic peanut butter

 

Where do I find resources and recipes?

*Annabel Karmel has great recipes, advice, and also has cookbooks for you to work your way through. Annabelkarmel.com/au/baby/

* Foodbabieslove.com.au from a Melbourne based mum with healthy recipes.

* Wellnourished.com.au/babies-first-foods/ from an Aussie mum, naturopath and nutritionist, also with advice from a registered nurse there are plenty of nutrient dense whole food recipes for you to try at home.

What about introducing common food allergens?

We now know that delaying the introduction of common allergens such as eggs, nut butters and fish, isn’t necessary and that it is safe to introduce them as early as six months, even for babies at a high risk of developing a food allergy. In fact, early exposure to common allergens may even prevent allergies from developing!

Piece of mind

It is important to know that introducing new foods can be a challenge. Some babies are ready from as early on as 4 months old, and some may not get the hang of it until they are much older. Talk to your friends, your parents, and experiment with different combinations. Your child is unique and will have his or her own likes and dislikes. It doesn’t mean you aren’t doing it right.

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, and enjoy the process!

Read Nutrition For Babies (Part 1)

Read Nutrition for Babies (Part 2) Here