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Basics of baby nutrition


How to best feed my baby?
This question is every mum’s concern from birth. Indeed, one of the baby’s main activities is to eat and his nutritional needs are very different from an adult’s. Your baby’s diet should be adjusted to his specific needs to ensure a normal and healthy growth.

 

 

 

From 0 to 6 months old, breast milk is the most adapted food to your baby’s needs.

It contains all the crucial nutrients for your baby’s development. Its composition changes during the first weeks along with your baby’s growth thus perfectly adapting to his needs. As it is rich in antibodies, it protects your baby from infections

 From 6 months to 3 years old: food diversification stage.

During this transition phase your baby will switch from a diet exclusively made of milk to a more diversified food, introducing new ingredients. This new diet needs to be varied and well-balanced to give the baby all the nutrients for a healthy development of his organism.


Let’s have a look at the major nutrients in breast milk and their role in the baby’s development.
 


Proteins
Lipids
Carbohydrates and Fibre
Vitamins and Minerals
Water