The Definitive Dietary Guidelines Update! Unexpectedly, the best time to feed the baby meat is this time

time:2022-12-09 09:38:13source:monlittlebaby.com author:Make one's mouth water
The Definitive Dietary Guidelines Update! Unexpectedly, the best time to feed the baby meat is this time

Adding complementary food has always been the top priority of our "child raising career". What to eat, how much to eat, how to eat? We don't know how many times we broke it apart and smashed it into pieces. So far, it has long been ingrained in the hearts of mothers that the child's first food supplement to eat high-iron rice noodles. Even because I was worried that the child's chewing ability was too weak, I couldn't help but add some pumpkin and fruit to the child before starting to add meat. As everyone knows, such a concept has been OUT! After a lapse of 6 years, the "Dietary Guidelines for Chinese Residents 2022" has been newly released, which shows us the clear way: to add complementary foods to children, "start with mushy foods such as meat/liver puree and iron-fortified grain flour". what does that mean? That's right, the child's first solid food can eat meat! In fact, in our previous articles, we have mentioned many times: many authoritative medical institutions in the United States, Canada, and Australia are saying that supplementary food does not need to follow a specific order, and the variety of food should be enriched as soon as possible after 6 months. In other words, meat can also be added first. But mothers always have doubts: after all, it is a foreign suggestion. The physique of foreign children is different from ours. Can you refer to it? This time, our own suggestions have also come, and some parents have followed suit. I am afraid that many mothers are still worried: Can the baby eat meat to digest it? So today, Mother C will talk about this with you all. 1. Why should the baby eat meat first? We have all seen the recommendations of the latest edition of the "Dietary Guidelines for Chinese Residents". Children can eat meat as long as supplementary food is added, or even puree meat or liver puree at the first mouthful of solid food. Why is this? In fact, the reason is simple and simple, that is, iron supplementation. We also mentioned in our previous article: Iron deficiency in a child will not only affect his developmental mileage, but may also lead to impaired immune function and even damage his IQ. A large number of studies have found that children with iron deficiency anemia are several points behind in IQ compared to children without iron deficiency! In my country, the rate of anemia in infants and young children under the age of 2 is as high as 31.1%, which is confirmed by the "Report on Nutritional Development of Children Aged 0-6 in China 2012". In this way, iron supplementation is really important for children. We all know that in the first 6 months of birth, the intake of iron basically comes from breast milk and formula milk. After 6 months, in addition to milk, it is necessary to start getting it from complementary foods. And meat is definitely a good source of iron. As we said before, there are two types of iron in food: ● Heme iron: mainly found in meat, fish, and animal liver. ● Non-heme iron: mainly found in plants, such as vegetables, beans. Although vegetables and beans also contain iron, the heme iron in meat is more easily absorbed by the body and is the best way for children to supplement iron. This is also the reason why children can choose meat/liver puree as their first complementary food! 2. Can the baby digest meat at such a young age? In the eyes of mothers, children's eating and drinking has always been a major event. After all, children are young, with incomplete teeth and imperfect digestive systems. I used to be a baby who drank my grandmother. I ate meat as soon as I ate complementary food. No wonder the mother was worried about the child's digestive problems. As a "feeder", I admit that meat is not as digestible as other foods like rice cereal. However, this does not mean that children cannot digest meat. First of all, after the child is 6 months old, the intestinal flora and pepsin are gradually formed and secreted. This shows that the child has initially possessed the ability to digest many common foods. Like the protein and fat in meat, they are all digestible. Secondly, we just started feeding the baby meat, and it's not too big. They are all processed into a very fine mash. From the food character point of view, the baby can actually accept it. So, let's not think that the baby is too young to add meat or not add meat. In contrast, it is more important to give children meat in time. If we are really worried that the child will not digest well, what we should do is to find ways to give him the right meat! 3. How should the baby eat meat every day? Now that it is certain and certain to give children meat, the question arises: how much meat should children eat every day? What size and shape of meat is more suitable? Taking this opportunity, Mother C will make it clear to everyone at one time! According to the dietary pagoda in the "Dietary Guidelines for Chinese Residents 2022", the daily recommended intake of livestock, poultry, meat and fish for children at different stages is also different. Specifically, it can be divided into: ● 7-12 months old, intake 25-75 grams ● 13-24 months old, intake 50-75 grams ● 2-3 years old, intake 50-75 grams With better chewing and digestion, we can do more homework and work on the size and character of the meat. For the past 8 years, my family has been doing this all the time. At present, I think the two children are doing well. The old mother (with tears) said: I finally got through it. Well, let’s get down to business! The first step, during the age of 7-12 months, you can add meat in three stages. 6-7 months: use a food processor to mash the meat, and feed the baby into a paste; 7-8 months: feed the baby with meat puree with small particles; 9-12 months: cut the meat into pieces Diced meat, small pieces, exercise your baby's chewing power. The second step, after the child is 1 year old, adding meat is much simpler. Meatballs, sausages, and shredded pork are all good, depending on the child's preferences and cultivate his enthusiasm for eating meat. The reason why I say this is because there may be babies who don't like meat. In this case, how do we need to feed the baby meat? I do it with other ingredients I've tried and liked. Attracting children to eat meat with different tastes may be easier to accept! For example, DD likes tomatoes, so when I just add meat puree to him, I will add a little tomato to the meat puree. There is iron in the puree, and lycopene and vitamin C in the tomato. My baby likes to eat it more, and it also supplements nutrition. It's like killing two birds with one stone, isn't it? There are also some children who do not like meat because of the meaty smell. For this reason, I also specially took a scripture from Aunt CC. When making meat food for children, you can marinate it with a little lemon slice (juice) or ginger slice, or add a little vegetable seasoning to remove the fishy smell during the production process. . Mom's tip: Never use cooking wine, not even a drop! Mother C said about adding complementary food to the baby, I don't know how many "feeders" are worried. Now there is news that you can eat meat with the first sip of complementary food, I don't know how many mothers are caught in a tangle. In my opinion, when to give children meat, and how to eat meat is the best, there is a saying. We, as long as you do your homework according to the standards, don't worry too much. Look at me, didn't it belong to the "feeder" who was worried and ruined at the beginning. Now the two babies are well raised, although they have studied it many times, it is worth it after all. Mothers, don't worry, don't delay the children's eating meat, after all, only by supplementing nutrition in time can children develop healthily. CD Parents: Promoter of the "Chinese Parents Learning Program", C Dad - Master of China Medical University, doctor in a tertiary hospital; C Mom - Editor-in-chief of newspaper parenting, author of "Good Parents Only Good Education". Raise the CC&DD siblings, popularize infant feeding, sleep, disease, and psychological knowledge for public welfare, let more parents join the scientific parenting team, avoid detours together, and be "good parents in China" together! Original public account "CD Mom and Dad" (ID: cdbama)
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