Food/Solid Introduction +4 months
Green Beans & Pumpkin Puree Soup
When we decide to start introducing solids, we must remember that the baby/child's diet should consist mainly of vegetables, rich in;
· Vitamins A & C
Starting with soup is always a great choice mainly for its comfort and satiation. It contributes to a balanced and varied diet due to the mix of different greens and eventual protein (5-6+ months – Depending when introduction is made).
Why? Pumpkin is rich in calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and carotene (a substance responsible for the orange colour of some fruits and vegetables), which our body automatically transforms into vitamin A. Vitamin A, among other benefits, contributes to the fortification and rejuvenation of the retina, increases the number of red blood cells in the blood, protects the airways and strengthens our immune system. It can be used in both salty and sweet recipes due to its sweetness and creamy texture. On the other hand, green beans is rich in fibre which is essential for the baby’s intestinal function, especially when introducing solid food.
With my daughter, the introduction of solids started when she was about 4 months old due to her not gaining much weight from being exclusively breastfed. With this, she also had many difficulties in evacuating, I had to be very careful with the ingredients in her meals so that later on she wouldn’t suffer from her bowl movements. Fortunately, with my little boy, he’s the complete opposite to his sister so I was able to start introducing the solids trouble now (he just turned 6 months) whilst also keeping breastfeeding as a side.
This recipe is ideal as a starter soup, especially for its smooth taste and texture. It’s easy to digest and doesn’t weight in their stomach.
BEFORE INTRODUCING ANY FOOD, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE BABY’S PEDIATRICIAN OR DOCTOR!
See below for full recipe! Remember this is only guidance and you can adapt it to your liking.
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