Introducing solids to your baby is an exciting time for many new mummies but there are so many conflicting opinions about when, what and how to start solids. How do you know which is right for you and your baby? There is a current push to introduce highly inflammatory foods from 4 months on however this research is based on allergies and not intolerances, which we find to be far more common.
The digestive systems of babies are immature and only designed to digest the fats and proteins found in breast milk until around the age of 6 months.
The enzyme required to digest starch and grains, called amylase, does not begin to be produced until almost one year of age which is why we consider rice cereal definitely NOT a healthy first food for babies.
To understand more about the healthy introduction of solids, including which foods to introduce and when, come to our complimentary in-clinic evening talk on:
Monday August 6th at 6.30pm with naturopath Belinda Kirkpatrick.
Places are limited and bookings are essential so please book at reception or call 9555 8806