What an wonderful time in baby's development, his or her first meal. Up to now, it’s been boobies and bottles only. This is an exciting time, but also a very crucial time in baby’s development. Up to now, baby’s immature gut has only been exposed to one thing, breastmilk (if you are lucky). This perfect little gut, has the perfect culture of beneficial bacteria, lending itself to a healthy gut and healthy immune system. 70% of our immune system cells reside in the gut, hence, a healthy gut equals healthy baby. So, when introducing solids, it is very important, to minimally disturb this environment, and here is how you can do that:
Enjoy this exciting time in your baby’s life. It is fun, it is messy, and it is necessary. Don’t be afraid to try new things, and experiment with baking yummy treats using healthy ingredient. Keep an eye on our website, for healthy treat ideas and recipes for baby and toddler.
By Dr. C Groenewald
Dr. Marike de Klerk