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Baby recipes: potatoes

Baby recipes: potatoes

Potatoes are easy to digest and loaded with vitamins and minerals that can helpYour Child develop gastrointestinal health, protects the liver, and provides a lot of energy for movement and growth.

Why are potatoes good for Your Child?
Potatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals for a baby’s growth and development. These include vitamins C and B6, potassium, and iron. They are also a source of complex carbohydrates, which provide energy for the body.

What to consider
It is essential to avoid giving raw potatoes to a baby, as they can be difficult to digest and may contain harmful bacteria. Also, be sure to remove any green parts from the potatoes, as these can contain a toxic compound called Solanine.

When can Your Child start eating Potato?
You can feed Your Child potato as early as the age of six months.  Potatoes are easy to digest and can be mashed or pureed to the appropriate consistency for a baby. 

Potato recipes

How much should Your Child eat?
WHO recommends that infants start receiving complementary foods at 6 months of age in addition to breast milk or formula. Initially, they should receive complementary foods 2–3 times a day between 6–8 months.

The daily calories distribution between milk and solid food are as follows:

daily calories distribution

Introducing new food
Try to introduce the food when Your Child is hungry, and try to keep it to one ingredient at a time to spot any allergic reactions. Learn more about introduction to solid food here. 

Caution
If you do baby-led-weaning, make sure you know everything about the method, including knowing the difference between gagging and choking, and knowing what to do in case of an emergency. 

 

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