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  • What to drink to a child

    In addition to proper nutrition, children need the right drink. That's where to start.

    Dilute the juice

    We do not recommend giving your child a large amount of fruit juice. Juices - not too nutritious product, that is, they contain insufficient nutrients in relation to a large number of calories. Undiluted fruit juice contains almost as many calories as the same volume of milk or artificial infant formula, but it is much less nutritious. In addition, the juice is less nutritious than the fruit itself, because it does not have a very useful flesh. Since the juice is less hearty than breast milk or milk formula, children can drink it in a much larger amount without feeling full. If your child likes juice, give him fresh or reconstituted juice from the concentrate, diluted two-thirds with water( two-thirds of water and one-third of the juice).Grusho-apple and grape juices are the most favorite juices to start with. Orange, grapefruit and lemon juices are too acidic, and usually the children refuse them, or they cause frustration in children. Vegetable juices, although more nutritious than fruit juices, are usually not the children's favorite drinks.

    Recent studies have shown that in some children, after a fruit juice, there is abdominal pain and diarrhea. The digestive tract of some children absorbs fruit juices more slowly, and the excess juice left in the intestine gives a laxative effect and irritates the colon.

    The first dairy products of

    Instead of giving cow's milk, if your family does not have allergies to dairy products or if your child does not suffer from allergies at all, you can try to give dairy products such as yoghurt, cheese and homemade cheese, at the age of ninemonths to a year. Yogurt brings the same benefits as milk, but creates less problems. Yogurt is made by introducing bacteria into the milk. This culture ferments milk and decomposes lactose into simple sugars, which are absorbed much easier - which is great when a child recovers from diarrhea. Milk proteins when introduced into bacteria also undergo changes, which makes yogurt less allergenic than milk. Most children are happy to take yogurt at the age of about nine months. Sweeten plain yoghurt with fresh fruit or fruit concentrates without sugar, instead of buying excessively sweet fruit yogurt.

    Do not give milk that you drink yourself( yet)!

    The Nutrition Committee of the American Pediatric Academy recommends giving breast milk or artificial milk formula for at least a year and avoiding the use of cow's milk as a drink for at least a year( longer if the child is allergic to dairy products).It is dangerous to inject a potentially allergenic drink at the same time as your baby's intestines get used to a variety of solid foods.

    If you are no longer breastfeeding, use at least one year or longer if your child is allergic to dairy products, an artificial mixture enriched with iron. Artificial infant formula is much better suited to the child's nutritional needs than cow's milk. By composition, artificial mixtures are much closer to human milk and contain all the necessary vitamins. In most, iron is additionally added, which is so necessary at this age. Artificial infant formula is more expensive than cow's milk, but if you add the cost of additional vitamins and iron, the price of the mixture will only be a little higher. Perhaps, if you imagine mixtures like milk, this will somewhat quench your burning desire to switch to cow's milk.

    About a big drink lover

    By the end of the first year of life, most of the infant-fed children consume about one liter of infant formula per day, and about half of their food is solid food. How about a child who consumes a mixture in huge quantities, drinking 1.2 liters - 1.5 liters of

    and demanding more, does not show interest in solid food and gaining excess weight?(See "Five Ways to Protect Your Child from Excess Fat.") If a baby is laying on breast milk and wants to always get only breasts, refusing something else, and it seems that he is overweight, parents do not need to worry. Breast milk naturally becomes less fat in the second half of the first year. When your child begins to learn to walk and will be more physically active, he will most likely burn all the excess fat.