Weaning Your Child From Breastfeeding

Weaning is a natural stage in your baby’s development. It is the gradual process of giving your baby other foods while continuing to breastfeed.
Breastfeeding as long as you can is the best thing for your baby.
As you introduce your baby to new foods, you can continue to breastfeed.
It’s easiest for you and your baby if weaning is gradual.
The right complementary food will depend on your baby’s age when you start to wean.

Iron Needs Of Babies & Children

Iron is a mineral that babies and children need for good health and development.Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to all cells in the body. Our bodies need iron to make hemoglobin. Iron gives red blood cells their colour. When you don’t have enough iron, red blood cells become small and pale. They can’t carry enough oxygen to your body’s organs and muscles. This is called anemia.

Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance

An allergy happens when a person’s immune system treats a substance (allergen) like an inappropriate invader. The body will try to protect itself by releasing a chemical into the body called histamine. This chemical is what causes the symptoms that are unpleasant or even dangerous. The reaction can start very suddenly, even after being exposed to a small amount of the allergen.

Feeding your baby in the first year

Feeding your baby in the first year of life is an exciting adventure for parents and babies alike. It’s about development, nutrition, curiosity, sharing and learning. Attachmentalso grows as you go about your daily routine with your baby. You can help your baby develop a lifetime of healthy eating habits with the right start.

Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the best food you can offer your new baby. At about 6 months, your baby will be ready for other foods, but you can continue breastfeeding until your child is 2 years of age and beyond.

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