Kids’ health: Getting the right nutrition at the right age HEALTH & BEAUTY
FROM the time you first bring your baby home, ensuring your little one is getting the nutrition he needs is critical. As your baby grows, those nutritional needs change, requiring different types of diets. The first six months, it’s important to provide your baby with a strong nutritional foundation. During this time, be sure to: * Eat a healthy, 2,500- to 2,800-calorie diet of fruits, vegetables and plenty of protein, if you’re breastfeeding. * Ensure your baby is getting enough
DHA and ARA, two fatty acids that are important for brain and eye development. They occur naturally in breast milk. If you’re using a formula, look for those that contain these two ingredients.
* Pay attention to fat, iron and vitamin D levels in your baby’s diet. Infant for- mula should have 40 percent fat content, and provide 11 mg of iron and 10 mcg of vitamin D per day.
If you discover your baby has a food
allergy, keep in mind the following: * If breastfeeding, remove all allergens from your diet. At this age, milk protein is the most likely culprit, so you’ll need to remove all dairy products and other foods that contain milk protein.
* If you’re using formula, switch to an elemental formula. Comprised of individual amino acids instead of whole proteins, this formula is easier for babies with allergies to digest.
* If you switch to an elemental formula, be sure it is made specifically for infants. Avoid diluting a formula made for older children – the nutrients will also be diluted and your baby might not get the necessary amounts.
Around six months is a good time to iron-fortified.
If your child has a food allergy, you can give him a hypoallergenic elemental semi- solid medical food. Free of allergens and with more nutrients than rice cereal, this medical food can help your baby’s oral and motor skill development.
Once your baby gets used to the texture of the semi-solid and eating from a spoon, you can begin introducing pureed fruits and vegetables. Food allergy families should consult with their doctors about how to safely test new foods.
By the time your baby is a year old, he will likely have a few teeth and have graduated to cereals and raw fruits and vegetables. He’ll also have a larger appetite and require more nutrients. Most kids get that nutrition by adding those solid foods while still drinking some formula. However, because babies with food
start transitioning your baby to solid foods. “This is an important milestone in your
baby’s development,” says registered dieti- cian Steven Yannicelli, Ph.D., director of science and education for Nutricia North America, manufacturer of Neocate. “If solids are introduced too late, it can be difficult for the child to learn important oral skills like chewing.” Your baby will let you know the time is right when he:
* Can keep his head in a steady, upright position
Omega imbalance can make obesity ‘inheritable’: study
BY MARLOWE HOOD PARIS, July 16, 2010 (AFP) – Overeating combined with the wrong mix of fats
in one’s diet can cause obesity to be carried over from one generation to the next, researchers in France reported Friday.
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Omega-6 and omega-3, both polyunsaturated fatty acids, are each critical to good But too much of the first and not enough of the second can lead to overweight
offspring, the scientists showed in experiments with mice designed to mirror recent shifts in human diet. Over the last four decades, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in a typical Western diet has shifted from a healthy five-to-one to 15-to-one in much of Europe, and up to 40-to-one in the United States. In the breast milk of American women, the average ratio has gone from six-to- one to 18-to-one.
Earlier studies have established a link between such imbalances and heart disease. But “this is the first time that we have shown a trans-generational increase in obesity” linked to omega intake, said Gerard Ailhaud, a biochemist at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and main architect of the study. “Omega six is like a fat-producing bomb,” he told AFP by phone. Experts differ on whether obesity is more importantly due to the percentage of fat in one’s diet or the sheer amount of calories consumed. The findings, published in the U.S.-based Journal of Lipid Research, add yet another dimension to the debate, and could shed new light on the obesity epidemic that has swept across the globe, mainly in rich nations.
They also suggest that persistence within families of health-threatening weight gain – while not genetic in origin – may not be entirely due to environmental factors either. The link between omega imbalance and obesity “is probably epigenetic,” said Ailhaud, referring to the complex process whereby the information in genes is trans- lated into chemical activity. “The genome and the DNA of the rodents has not been modified, but these factors can influence the way in which certain genes are expressed.” In the experiments, four generations of mice were fed a 35-percent fat diet with the omega imbalance now found in much of the developed world. The result was progressively fatter mice at birth, generation after generation. The rodents also developed insulin-resistance, a telltale symptom for diabetes 2, one of the most common – and debilitating – consequences of obesity in humans. The equally undesirable increase in omega-6 and drop in omega-3 can be partly explained by the change from grass-fed to grain-fed livestock, Ailhaud explained. Grass is rich in omega-3. “But to increase productivity, feed was shifted to grain meal, especially corn, which contains a high concentration of omega-6,” he said. Adding a small quantity of flaxseed oil to animal feed could help restore a healthy omega balance in meat and dairy products, he added. ■
* No longer uses his tongue to push food out of his mouth
* Begins making chewing motions * Is double his birth weight * Shows an increased appetite A semi-solid food like rice cereal is a good way to start adding texture to your baby’s diet, but shouldn’t replace breast milk or formula, as that is still the source of nutrition for your baby. Iron is a critical nutrient for infants and toddlers and at this age, so be sure to look for a cereal that is
allergies often can’t tolerate many typical introductory solid foods, they may stay on formula or breast milk a little longer. Chil- dren with certain medical conditions may also have unique nutritional needs due to malabsorption of certain nutrients. In this case, look for a formula with higher levels of vitamins and minerals and more than 45 percent fat content. “Just like it’s important to give infants formulas specifically made for them, it’s important to give toddlers with food aller- gies hypoallergenic elemental formulas that are specifically formulated for those over the age of one,” says Yannicelli. For more information on nutrition for children with food allergies, visit www. foodallergyliving.net
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