Questions asked by mums
The age of “no”
Your child is entering into a phase of refusal and opposition: do not conclude from this that they do not like the dish you have prepared for them. They are testing your resistance to their refusals. This phase is normal and will not last long, especially if you continue to offer them the same food in other forms.
Appeal to their curiosity and set an example to them by eating the same thing as them with pleasure. At this age, baby will eat almost anything, but their needs remain specific.
Around 500ml of growing-up milk formula per day, which will guarantee that their nutritional requirements are covered, and is something they’ll enjoy.
The best choices:
> Bread or infant cereals for breakfast to give them the energy a child needs after a long night’s sleep.
> Starchy food with every meal, in the form of cereals (rice, semolina), dried pulses, potatoes, cassava and bread. Combine with a portion of vegetables (one-third starchy food – two-thirds vegetables).
> Fruit and vegetables with all meals: about five portions per day, in all forms. This is a good habit to get into, and they will acquire tastes that will last for a lifetime.
> Meat and fish, around 30 to 40g per day maximum:
- Opt for the less fatty cuts of meat,
- Avoid cold meats which are too fatty and salty,
- Fish twice a week, half of the time choosing fish containing essential fatty acids: salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring, etc.
Don’t forget to add fat to these preparations (butter or oil such as rapeseed, etc.).