Questions asked by mums
> Raw vegetables!
These can be added in small pieces, preferably using seasonal vegetables that are as fresh as possible and prepared soon after purchase or picking. They can be seasoned with oils rich in omega-3, such as rapeseed and walnut. Do not add salt, to avoid making them accustomed to it.
Useful info: eating vegetables raw preserves their vitamin and mineral content.
Upping portion sizes!
> Meat: increase from 15 to 20g at 9 months (3 level teaspoons), to 25 to 30g at 1 year (6 level teaspoons) or half a hard-boiled egg.
> Dairy products: 3 portions per day. Around 500ml of milk + 1 dairy product of 50 to 125g + 15 to 20g of cheese.
- All milk and cheese you give them must be pasteurised, as baby is still delicate and sensitive to micro-organisms.
- Yoghurt and fromage blanc should preferably be sugar-free or contain very little sugar: add fruit pieces instead.
As of 12 months, can my baby make do without growing-up milk formula?
At this age, even if their diet is similar to yours, growing-up milk formula remains an essential food. It is therefore essential for your child to continue to drink 500ml of growing-up milk formula per day.
Useful info: cow’s milk is not yet recommended at this age because it does not contain sufficient fatty acids, iron or vitamins and is too rich in protein.