You can’t make your child eat healthy!
Your child likes only junk food.
You are worried about childhood obesity.
What your child eats will not only help in developing their physical and mental health ,but also influence their health as adults.
This is a problem which is more complex than just tempting him/ her with new recipes.
Did you know it’s not just what your child eats now, that’s to blame.It’s also your diet, during pregnancy,breastfeeding
In this case, moms have all the power, to change the baby’s food choices.
When I was pregnant I wouldn’t eat chicken for the entire 9 months. I had nausea throughout my pregnancy and hated cooking.The smell of jeera ,garam masala made me want to puke.
But I still enjoyed fish ,eggs and mutton .As long as I didn’t cook them.
Veggies and fruits were always a large part of my diet .So was milk.
When I ate to keep healthy, I always remembered that these nutrients were building my baby one cell at a time.
Most of the child’s health and Immunity depends on food.But there was one more important reason to eat healthy.
What exactly does the mother’s diet do?
It does 3 important things
#Builds the flesh and blood baby
#Builds the immunity of the baby
#Builds the baby’s food choices.
Most attention is paid to the first two.Because they are unquestionably important .
What’s not discussed is the 3rd one.
Mommy’s complain of baby’s being picky eaters.But you have to recap ,what you loved having ,when you were pregnant.That’s how you can handle the picky eater baby now!
Sounds weird right?
How can a mother build a baby’s healthy taste in food ?
You have 2 full-proof tools, in your mommy tool box.Both are free .
#1 Choose healthy eating options during pregnancy
Your child develops her palate or food preferences in the womb.
Food odours are due to certain chemical components.
These compounds specially those with strong distinctive smell and taste ,are detected in the amniotic fluid.Garlic, cumin,other spices have distinctive chemicals which brand the amniotic fluids.
The developing baby swallow amniotic fluids in the womb.
Sense of taste and smell is functional during fetal life
Helps develop the food preferences after birth.
The mother’s diet is an interesting way of, building up food tastes in the unborn baby.
It’s one of the most important way to prepare the infant’s solid food choices later in life.
#2 Your breast milk and your food choices
After birth of baby ,what you eat as a mommy ,flavours the breast milk.
If you want your baby to have healthy eating habits,you must eat healthy .Include a variety of nutritious food in your diet.It is the best way to make your baby learn healthy eating ,even when breastfeeding
Prenatal and early postnatal flavour exposure helps baby develop his/her food preferences.
The child enjoys the different flavours in solid food more enthusiastically ,when complementary feed is started.
So mommy eat well
Before during and after pregnancy.
What did you eat most often when you were pregnant?
Did you eat junk food ?
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