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In today’s Catering Craft’s class, we will be learning about Cookery For Infants, Pregnancy
Cookery For Infants, Pregnancy
At one point in our lives, we were babies. Before that, it took our mothers to be pregnant first before having children. And since humans need food to be healthy, eating healthy meals is considered important.
What then can a baby and a pregnant woman feed on? Let’s learn!
Every baby is different when it comes to learning to eat solid foods. It may take many tries before a child accepts them. Offering food without pressure is considered important.
Here are ways to endure a healthy Cookery for Infants.
- Continue to breastfeed on demand. Offer solid foods with breastmilk or formula feedings or in between as snacks.
- Offer food 2-3 times a day and work towards 3-5 times a day.
- Start with iron-rich foods like meat and fish, well-cooked chopped eggs, tofu and iron fortified cereals. After iron-rich foods introduce vegetables, fruit, other cereals and grains, full fat cheese and yogurt.
- Try a small amount such as 1 tablespoon (5 mL). If your baby wants more food, give them more.
- Start with soft foods that have been pureed, mashed, minced or ground. Offer a variety of textures no later than 9 months.
- Always supervise your baby and cut foods into small pieces to avoid choking.
- Offer one new food at a time. If you are concerned about food allergies, introduce one food per day with a two-day period in between.
- Once your baby is 9 to 12 months old and is eating a variety of iron-rich foods every day, you can offer 3.25% homogenized whole milk in a regular cup.
- By 12 months your child should be eating most of the foods (mashed, minced, lumpy, ground and soft) that are prepared for family meals.
Also, eating healthily during pregnancy will help the baby to develop and grow. You do not need to go on a special diet, but it’s important to eat a variety of different foods every day to get the right balance of nutrients that the mother and baby need.
In summary, while infants mainly feed on breast milk for the first year of their lives, it is also important for pregnant women to eat iron-rich foods every day, such as meat, chicken, seafood, dried beans and lentils, and green leafy vegetables.
What do you understand about Cookery for Infants and Pregnancy?
What are the foods recommended for Infants in your locality? List five.
What are the foods recommended for Pregnant women in your locality? List five.
We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be talking about Vegetarian Meals, Types.
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