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From where can you include these nutrients in your baby’s diet

Iron - To prevent iron deficiency, you should include green leafy vegetables like spinach in your baby’s diet. Other sources of iron include dried beans and grains. Red meats are also rich in iron and may be given to the child in moderation.

Vitamin C - Fruits like orange, papaya; pineapple and guava are very rich in Vitamin C.

Essential Fatty Acids

  • ALA: Flax seeds oil, peanut butter, walnut oil, soya bean oil and canola oil.
  • LA: Foods that contain safflower, sunflower, corn and soybean oils.
  • DHA: Babies of this age can get it from fortified food and Flax seed oil.

Vitamin A- Spinach, carrot, milk and milk products, mashed papaya, egg, and tomato and fortified infant cereals are its good sources.

Vitamin B6 – Eggs, beans, legumes, whole grain cereals, meat and liver.

Vitamin E - Nuts, seeds, vegetable oil, green leafy vegetables, whole grains and fortified cereals.

Zinc - It is found in beans, eggs, nuts, and whole-grains like cereals and brown rice.

Selenium – Plant foods, nuts, meats and seafood.

Copper - It is found in legumes, and green leafy vegetables. The good thing is that copper is required in small quantities and a balanced diet with enough vegetables can help meet your baby’s requirements of copper.

Iodine – Iodized salt and seafood.

Calcium – Milk and milk products, green leafy vegetables, and beans like rajma.

Vitamin D – Eggs, butter and fortified milk  

Carbohydrates – Cereals like rice, wheat and vegetables like potato.

Protein – Milk, pulses, paneer, cheese etc.

Fat – All vegetable oils and fat like butter and ghee.

Vitamins B1, B2, B12, Niacin & Folic Acid – Vegetables and fruits like spinach, peas, tomato, apple, pulses, meat and fish.

Choline – Milk and milk products, orange and orange juice, vegetables like broccoli, potato, non-veg. sources like fish, eggs, poultry and whole wheat products.

Prebiotic - Fibre rich fruits and vegetables.

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