Complementary foods and beverages (CFB)
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Complementary foods and beverages (CFB) are an important part of a child's diet, as they provide essential nutrients that support growth and development. CFBs are typically introduced to a child's diet when they are between 6 and 8 months of age, and are added to breast milk or formula to provide the necessary nutrients for growth and development. Creating CFBs requires careful consideration of the nutrients that a child needs, as well as the consistency and texture of the food. For example, the first CFBs should be smooth and have a thin consistency, gradually increasing in texture as the child grows.
Creating CFBs, It Is Important to Consider The Following Nutrients
- Iron: Iron is essential for healthy brain development and the prevention of anemia. Good sources of iron include fortified cereals, meats, and beans.
- Protein: Protein is important for growth and development, and can be found in meats, dairy products, and legumes.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is important for a healthy immune system and can be found in fruits and vegetables.
- Zinc: Zinc is important for the growth and development of a child's immune system, and can be found in meats, dairy products, and whole grains.
- Folate: Folate is important for the growth and development of a child's brain and nervous system, and can be found in leafy greens and legumes.
- It is also important to consider the child's age and individual needs when creating CFBs. For example, a child who is prone to constipation may benefit from the addition of foods that are high in fiber, such as fruits and vegetables.
- When creating CFBs, it is also important to consider food allergies and intolerances. For example, if a child is allergic to dairy, it is important to find alternative sources of calcium, such as fortified soy milk.
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