As your baby grows in her first year, it’s important to know what nutrition she’ll need as you wean her from milk to solids. We explain the different fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals your baby will need, what her daily intake should be and why they are important.
Milk is still important to your baby, whether you’re weaning her or if she’s enjoying three meals a day. Milk contains lots of essential vitamins, including calcium, protein and vitamin’s A and B12, which are important for growing babies’ nutrition.
Vitamin C is essential for baby nutrition, fighting infections and helping to keep your little one healthy. There are many ways you can give your baby his vitamin C supply, through many different fruits and vegetables and some fruit juices. But do you know the recommended daily amount (RDA) of vitamin C for your child? And can you ever have too much?
We know that too much salt in your baby’s diet can be harmful. It can also be confusing to know how much salt your baby needs as he grows. We give you advice on how to make food tasty without adding salt, how you can reduce salt intake and give you guidelines of how much salt your little one should have.
Are you worried that while weaning your baby she won’t be getting all the nutrition she needs? You may also be concerned if your little one’s a fussy eater or has been unwell, meaning he might have been picky with his eating habits. We give you advice on giving your baby vitamin supplements.
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