Choosing fruit for babies should not be arbitrary, even though all fruits are actually nutritious and contain vitamins and minerals that your child needs. What about durian fruit? Maybe you have thought about giving your baby durian, but is it okay? When can a baby eat durian? Look at the answer here.
How old are you allowed to eat durian?
Actually there is no definitive research to answer this question. However, entering the age of one year, babies are allowed to eat family food, but keep in mind the texture of the food is still rather soft. The new child will receive family food well when he is 2-3 years old.
So, chances are you can already provide durian food for your child after the age of 2-3 years. You can introduce the taste of durian to your child with small portions, not excessive. It is better before you give durian food to children, consult your pediatrician first.
In fact, babies under the age of 1 year are not recommended to eat durian because this fruit contains fiber that is quite high. According to the Research and Development Ministry of Agriculture, in 100 grams of durian fruit meat contained 3.5 grams of fiber. In addition there are 2.5 grams of protein, 28 grams of carbohydrates, and 3 grams of fat. Durian also contains vitamin C and beta-carotene, as well as several important minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, and potassium.
Eating foods with high fiber in infants can cause digestive disorders, such as flatulence and constipation.
The sugar content in the durian is also high, even though it's not too sweet. Durian contains simple sugar, sucrose, fructose, and glucose, so it can increase blood sugar levels in your baby. Eating too much sugar since a baby can cause obesity and also increase the risk of diabetes.
How do you choose the right fruit for your baby?
When your baby is around 4-6 months old, you can usually add solid foods that are mashed on the food menu, including fruit. You don't have to give the baby all kinds of fruit for the beginning. Just select a number of fruits as an introduction.
Choose soft fruit that is easily digested by your little one. Because it is still difficult to swallow and digest hard foods.
Papaya or banana can be a good choice. Papaya is an ideal food for digestion because it is easy to swallow. This fruit is rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene. Vitamin C in the body can also help in the absorption of iron and improve the body's immune system. In addition, papaya also contains enzymes that can help digestion.
Bananas contain sugar that is slowly digested, thus providing longer lasting energy. This fruit can also be used as a baby food that is easy to carry anywhere, because bananas are available in an easily peeled form. Yellow fruit is also good for the treatment of diarrhea and constipation. In addition, you can give your little pears, apricots, cantaloupe, blueberries or peaches.
Avoid giving babies very acidic fruits, such as oranges or strawberries, until they are close to one year old. Acidic foods can cause painful diaper rash.
Give your baby a new fruit every time, then wait two or three days before you introduce other fruit. Pay attention to the reaction after feeding the new baby fruit for the first time.
If he has a rash, diarrhea or vomiting, you should not offer the fruit again and try discussing it with your pediatrician.
Tips for choosing foods for babies
At the age of one year, your child can chew solid foods such as rice, meat, eggs, chicken, broccoli, apples, melons, watermelons and others. Children must eat 3 times per day, plus 2-3 snacks so that the caloric needs are achieved. These calories can be obtained from vegetables, fruits, carbohydrate sources, animal and vegetable protein sources, and milk.
Limit sweet foods and foods with empty calories to give to children. Apart from because these foods are less nutritious, often giving sweet foods can also damage the eating habits of healthy children. It is feared, children will prefer to eat sweet foods and do not want to eat if given food with less strong or tasteless taste, such as vegetables and fruits.
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