Introducing Veggies and fruits to your Infant

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The vegetables and fruits which you can safely feed to your baby once you have started weaning are-
Green beans, peas, butternut squash, acorn squash, potato, sweet potato, parsnip, sweet peppers,asparagus tips,avocado.
Vegetables should be well cooked minced,mashed and pureed before giving your baby. Once the baby is happy eating these, you can introduce other veggies like cabbage and broccoli etc.

Which vegetables to avoid?
Beets, turnips, carrots, collard greens and spinach as these might conatin high levels of nitrates when grown in certain parts of the country. It is safe to use the commercially prepared forms of these foods.

Which fruits to give?
Banana, apple, pear, mango, peach, papaya,blueberries, plums.
Till your baby is eight months old, hard fruits like apple, pear should be pealed and cooked till soft using minimum liquid. Cooking these fruits makes them easier for digestion. Giving ripe fruits raw and pureed though does not cause any major health problem, but can cause gassiness and indiegstion and this will pass on as the babies digestive system matures.


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