When should I give my baby fruit? The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends maintaining exclusive breastfeeding until the sixth month. It is at that moment when you can begin to introduce other solid elements into the baby's diet.
It is important to wait until the baby is six months old so that the body is mature at the neurological, renal, gastrointestinal and immune levels: this will allow babies to handle and swallow food safely.
Fruit and vegetables are part of this complementary diet that will provide babies with the energy needs for their proper growth.
The Spanish Association of Pediatrics recommends introducing foods rich in iron and zinc and doing it one by one, with intervals of a few days, to observe tolerance and acceptance in children.
How to introduce fruit and vegetables in the diet of babies?
It is always preferable to consult with the pediatrician when you are going to start introducing solid foods.
In any case, you must bear in mind that it is complementary feeding that should not replace or replace breast milk or a bottle.
You can give fruit or vegetables to children from the age of 6 months in small pieces or in fruit porridge, for example.
To start giving pureed fruit You must take into account a basic rule: offer a single fruit porridge and, if it tolerates it well for three or four days, add a different one.
Because? Because if you mix several fruits and one of them causes an adverse reaction (allergy or intolerance), you will not be able to know which one it is.
A trick for the boy or girl to tolerate the first fruit porridge well is to put a milk base on them, since it is a well-known food for the little one.
You can start with apples and pears, which are fruits with milder flavors, and then gradually add other types of fruits, as we have said above.