Why is good nutrition is vital for toddlers? Good nutrition is one important element in creating quality human. Age of the children is age-prone, because the growth is crucial to the age of the children’s physical and mental development of children in their teens and success in adulthood. For that nutritious food is essential for the growth of brain cells that are the basis of intelligence. Growth of brain cells very rapidly and intensively underway since the baby in the womb until the age of about two years and then continue to grow until the age of 3-4 years at a rate that is reduced when compared to the previous.

Give in infants 0-6 months ONLY Mother’s Milk (ASI), do not give other foods because the baby is not strong enough stomach to digest food additives. Nutrition of ASI sud h sufficient for a baby!! The first milk that comes out very beneficial for the baby’s immune. Therefore, we recommend 30 minutes after birth, babies are given breast milk. When health workers have difficulty asking for help. Do not throw the yellow first breast milk because it contains nutrients and antibodies indispensable baby. Give breastfeeding a baby suit (at least 8 times during the day and night) Since the age of 6 months, babies can be introduced to complementary foods purée, such as milk porridge, porridge flour or banana. Keep in mind in giving complementary foods: – ASI should take precedence, so – first Breastfeed – Breastfeed as often as desired and baby / toddler – After 1-3 above principles are met, give complementary foods, in small portions- small complementary food at the age of 6-9 months should be given 2 times a day

Since children aged 6 months, other foods can be introduced such as creamed rice porridge, chicken porridge. Add the purée the vegetables and side dishes. At the age of 7-9 months, complementary foods should be given in the form of soft food 3 times a day since the age of 9 months, can be introduced soft foods, such as rice mixed team of vegetables and side dishes. At the age of 9-12 months, complementary feeding in the form of soft food should be given 3 times a day. Add on the menu baby fruit or fruit juice (orange, papaya, banana etc).

Equipment provided in accordance with the wishes of children breastfed until the age of 2 years since the age of 1 year old children can be introduced to foods such as adult food, a soft rice, vegetables, side dishes and fruit At the age of 1-2 years, complementary foods such as foods that adults should given at least 3 times a day Give also a snack 2 times a day (the time between breakfast and lunch and between lunch and afternoon / evening), such as green bean porridge, fruit, biscuits, nagasari, cake. Remember a snack is not a snack food, such as crackers, or candy chiki At the age of 1-2 years old children were trained to eat a more varied diet. Increasing age children are given food which can be increasingly hard like a food eaten by adults.

Since the age of 2 years old children are able to eat adult food such as rice, vegetables, side dishes, and fruit and should be given at least 3 times a day Give also a snack 2 times a day since the age of 2 years should be given to eat a more varied When you are not drinking breast milk, the milk should be added into the child’s daily menu

How about a snack?
In the description above, delivered the existence of a snack. Snack has an important role, especially if the child is not eating enough throughout the main portion of the meal, such as breakfast, lunch and dinner. But sometimes mothers tend to provide excessive distraction in his food so that your appetite at mealtime (main meal) decreases. Choose nutritious snack, such as pastries, fruit that has been treated or processed food of nutritious ingredients (eg banana compote, pureed green beans etc). Giving snack given only at the time between breakfast and lunch (09:00 to 10:00 Hrs) or in between lunch and dinner (3:00 p.m. to 16:00 hours).


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