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Once complementary feeding has been started, some episodes of constipation in the baby. Parents note that he has less than three bowel movements a week and that he manifests other discomforts with crying such as abdominal distension and / or pain when expelling the stool, as it is hard and dry. Fruit porridges are an excellent remedy for constipated babies and, therefore, in the following article you will find some ideas.
According to the report 'Constipation and encopresis', published by the Spanish Association of Pediatrics,' newborns and infants fed with breastfeeding usually have at least two bowel movements a day. The infant with complementary feeding will have at least three per week, and the older child, two per week. '
Based on this rule, the main point of attention for parents with constipated babies is feeding. Before trying any home remedies or over-the-counter medications, let's take a count of how the foods we've given the baby have been in recent days.
An excess of proteins and fats contributes to the hardening of the stool. Lack of hydration and little physical activity are also factors that lead to constipation. Hence the importance of offering our babies a variety of foods that allow them to have a balanced diet in terms of nutrients, while their body adapts its digestion process to the novelties it receives.
It is necessary to make sure that the baby drinks water, because this way he stays hydrated, and helps improve your digestion, making your stool softer and easier to pass. A good supply of fiber is also required in their diet, since it increases the volume of the fecal mass and makes its elimination more comfortable.
In fruits we have a very good source of both, water and fiber, in addition to its high content of vitamins and minerals, and we find in the market a great variety of them such as pear, plum, apple, grape, ripe banana, mango, papaya , pineapple, among others, which have a pleasant flavor and versatility for their preparation.
Today we bring you some ideas of fruit porridges that you can offer your baby, to help keep your digestion in tune and prevent constipation.
Ingredients: 2 cups of milk, ½ cup of oatmeal and 1 apple (without skin or seeds)
Preparation: Peel and chop the apple, place it in a pot with the milk. Add the oats and cook for approximately 15 minutes. Let it rest and process in the blender until you get a homogeneous cream.
Ingredients: 2 cups of water, ¼ cup of oats and ½ cup of prunes
Preparation: Place the plums in the blender with a cup of water, let them rest while you cook the oats for 5 minutes with the other cup of water. Once the oatmeal is cooked, strain it and place it in the blender. Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth cream.
Ingredients: 1 cup of milk or yogurt, 30 grams of apple (without skin or seed) and 30 grams of ripe banana.
preparation: Put the milk and fruits in the blender and process until you get a cream. It will become a delicious snack that you can offer to the baby at room temperature as well or a little cooler, which will be useful in case he is with discomfort from teething.
Ingredients: ½ orange, ½ ripe banana, 5 grapes (with skin and seed) and 1 plum (pitted).
preparation: Squeeze the orange and place all the ingredients in the blender, where you will process until it turns creamy.
Ingredients: ¾ cup of hot, boiled water and 5 plums (pitted).
preparation: Place the plums in a container, cover with the hot water and leave to rest, covered, for approximately 30 minutes. Once they are fully hydrated, place each plum in the blender, add 2 tablespoons of the liquid where they were hydrated and mix until you get a cream. If you consider that it is too thick, you can add a little more of the same water and continue processing until you obtain the desired texture, which you know will be to your baby's liking. This mixture can also be combined with a little yogurt to get a dessert for a snack for adults and children.
Ingredients: ½ cup of mango (without skin), ½ cup of papaya (without skin or seed) and ½ glass of water.
preparation: Place all the ingredients in the blender and process until you get a cream.
Ingredients: ½ cup of pineapple (pineapple), 2 teaspoons of hydrated chia and ½ glass of water.
Preparation: To hydrate the chia, place it in a glass and cover it with the water, let it rest for 1 hour and strain. Place the pineapple together with the chia in the blender and process until obtaining a cream.
Ingredients: 1 cup of water, ¼ cup of oatmeal and ½ cup of mango (without skin)
preparation: In a pot, place the water and oats, cook for 5 minutes. Strain and place in a blender along with the mango. Process until you get a creamy consistency.
Ingredients: 3 granadillas and 1 apple (without skin or seed)
preparation: Cut the granadillas and place them in a colander to separate their juice from their seeds (you can help yourself with a spoon). Then put the juice in the blender and add the apple in pieces. Process until you get a cream.
If you combine the baby food with another complementary feeding method, such as Baby Led Weaning (BLW), you can offer your baby fruit in pieces. Citrus fruits, such as orange and mandarin, lend themselves very well in these cases, in addition to being an excellent source of water, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Practically all fruits have the ease that you can use them as a snack portion and, if you are going out with the baby, you can take their pieces or their porridge in a container, take advantage of this advantage so that they are not missing in the daily diet of your little.
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