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    Introducing Complementary Foods
    Did you know? Research shows that constantly exposing children to a wide variety of flavours and textures is important. Many babies/toddlers will accept foods after being exposed to it several times. They are also more likely to eat foods that they see their peers and parents are eating. If your child refuses to eat what ...
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    Complementary Foods Made Easier
    By the time your little one is six months old, it is time to get him started on complementary foods. When you introduce complementary foods to him, be sure to start with soft, liquid or pureed foods. At this point in time, his main source of nutrition should still come from breast milk – complementary ...
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    Making Your Own Baby Food
    Complementary feeding should start once your little one is six months old. This is the perfect time for you to inculcate a healthy eating habit from a young age as you will have full control of the ingredients that go into his meals. Here, we highlight some simple tips you can quickly put to use ...
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    Getting Started with Solids
    You play a very active role in your child’s experience with food, and your goal is to make the experience healthy, safe and fun. The Ministry of Health Malaysia, the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Paediatrics recommend that babies be breastfed exclusively for the first six months. Complementary feeding should start at ...
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    Is Your Baby Malnourished?
    All your baby needs for the first six months is breast milk but as she grows and becomes more active, breast milk alone is no longer sufficient. She needs complementary foods to fill the everwidening gap between her nutritional needs and the amounts provided by breast milk. Failure to fill this gap can lead to ...
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    Wondering About Complementary Feeding?
    “Why should I avoid seasoning my baby’s food with salt? At what age can a baby eat food seasoned with salt? Does salt stunt babies’ growth or lead to other negative effects?” AP Dr Poh: Babies’ and young children’s kidneys are too immature to process excess salt from their food. Too much salt can lead ...
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    Your Baby's Eating Adventure
    For parents, complementary feeding is about ensuring that your baby gets adequate nutrition to grow and develop well whereas for your baby, it is an incredible adventure of new tastes, textures and smells (not to mention the amazing discovery of what happens when food is thrown onto the floor!). Continue to offer your baby a ...
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    Giving Baby Nature's Best
    Eating is as much a feast for the senses as it is for the tummy, fruits and vegetables can turn an otherwise normal meal into one bursting with different colours and textures. They are also full of vitamins and minerals that your baby needs, particularly as he approaches six months old and he now needs ...
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    Getting Started
    Starting baby on new foods other than breast milk can be a handful. Make sure you know what you need beforehand. The Equipment Baby (but you already knew that!) Masher Bib Child-size, non-toxic plastic fork and spoon Bowl It’s safest to use unbreakable, non-toxic utensils for baby. A shallow bowl with sloping sides will be ...
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    Can I Have The Kids' Menu Now?
    Experts now refer to the process of starting to feed baby solid foods as “complementary feeding” rather than “weaning”, because mothers are encouraged to continue breastfeeding up to two years of age after baby begins eating solids. This eases baby into the transition and offers her the benefits of breast milk for a longer time. ...