Pumpkin puree is a product that can be included in the diet of an infant as a complementary food as one of the first.
It meets three basic requirements: safety, easy digestibility and utility.
The Benefits of Pumpkin Puree
Vegetable puree from a pumpkin is very useful forBabies. Pumpkin is a vegetable that is enriched with nutrients and B vitamins. Pumpkin contains iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium. Even with heat treatment, it retains its entire vitaminized composition. Puree from a pumpkin gentle, sweetish, it is necessary to kids to taste. Lure with this product will not only be useful, but also enjoyable.
How to cook pumpkin puree
Before preparing mashed potatoes, a pumpkinWash thoroughly and peel off the seeds. Delicate pulp can be cut into cubes of medium size. You can cook pumpkin in two ways. Soak in boiling water and cook for 30 minutes or put in a steamer for one hour. The second option is good because the pumpkin retains its sweetness and remains more tasty than after cooking in water. After the pumpkin is welded, it must be cooled to 30-40 ° C. Grind the boiled pieces of a pumpkin better blender, so that the mass was homogeneous and without lumps. In the boiled and chopped pumpkin, you can add a spoon of olive oil, breast milk or a mixture that the baby usually feeds on. You can add a little egg yolk. It is not necessary to sweeten a pumpkin. It is sweet by nature, and excess sucrose can be harmful to a young child.
How to introduce lure
For the first complementary feeding is best suitedMilkless cereal or natural vegetables. Pumpkin can become one of them. Gentle vegetable puree is easily digested by the baby's digestive system. It is important to remember that new foods are introduced in the diet in turn. We fed one, watched a few days, introduced another. Simultaneous introduction of several products at once can cause an allergic reaction, overload the digestive system, disrupt metabolism. Gradually, mashed pumpkin can be combined with cereals and fruits. Later it can be used as a side dish for meat.
Lure requires special care, so thatOverload the digestive system. Depending on the age of the baby you set the norm of complementary foods, at 4-5 months this rate is 1-2 spoons. Gradually the amount of mashed potatoes increases. In a month the baby can eat up to 100 grams of pumpkin a day.
Put the pumpkin into a baby's nutrition better from 5 months. If the child is prone to allergies, then it is better to postpone the familiarity with the pumpkin until 8 months.