When to introduce potatoes in prikorm and how to cook it
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Potato has a lot of useful properties: it positively affects the state of the digestive organs, stabilizes the metabolism and strengthens the cardiovascular system. In addition, it is just delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare. Therefore, it is not surprising that mothers have a question, when can I introduce potatoes into baby food?
To find out when and how to introduce complementary foods in the infant's diet, see the indicative table of complementary foods.
When to introduce potatoes in prikorm
Usually, potatoes are introduced into the feeding of a child among the first vegetables, after the courgette and broccoli cabbage. It is not necessary to give potatoes to a child earlier than 6 months, because due to the large amount of starch contained in it, it is rather heavy for the children's digestive system.Therefore, for the beginning of a child, they are taught to use lighter vegetable purees, and then they introduce potatoes into the food.
If mothers want to clarify, from how many months it is possible to introduce potatoes into the baby's food, then you can familiarize your child with this vegetable already from 6.5 months. If you are orienting to the introduction of complementary foods according to Komarovsky, he recommends introducing vegetable food in the form of mashed potatoes after the child has become accustomed to sour-milk dishes and cereals.
Dr. Komarovsky believes that the potatoes in the baby's feeding can be entered from 8 months if the baby already has at least one tooth. He advises starting vegetable vegetable food with decoctions, and then moving on to mashed potatoes and various soups.
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How to cook potatoes for the first meal
When to introduce potatoes and how to cook it for the first baby feeding
1. Choose potatoes without defects on the peel or any stains.
2. Before boiling the prepared vegetables, soak them for a couple of hours in cold water. This will remove some of the starch from the potato. Of course, some of the vitamins will go away, but there will be no trace of nitrates.
3. It is better to cook potatoes for feeding in a “uniform” - thanks to this you will save more nutrients.You can boil unpeeled potatoes for feeding in water or steam them up. Prepared potatoes are peeled and frayed into mush.
4. In mashed potatoes, you can add a little breast milk and a few drops of vegetable oil.
5. Salting potatoes is not recommended.
6. Please note that when cooking potatoes, the B vitamins contained in it break up, but they remain in baked potatoes.
7. Due to the large amount of starch, potato dishes are recommended for small children only 2-3 times a week.