As per a recent study, guidelines have been issued describing what children should be fed with during the first year of life.
Babies should only be fed with mother’s milk or formula. Water may be added to the diet in the sixth month. Infants receiving formula can be switched to cow milk after twelve months.
Children aged five and under should not be given any drink with sugar or other sweeteners, including low calorie or artificially sweetened beverages, chocolate milk or other flavoured milk, caffeinated drinks and toddler formulas. plant-based beverages like almond, rice or oat milk should also be avoided.
Soy milk is a preferred alternative for those, who don’t want to consume cow milk.
Young children should drink less than a cup of 100%juice per day. Excessive juice consumption may lead to tooth decay and unhealthy weight gain and is linked to poor nutrition. children do not need juice, consuming fruit in place is the best alternative.
Formulas marketed for toddlers is not a necessity since most toddlers eat solid food.
Please take good care of your children.
Wishing all to be in a healthy state.
(For awareness purpose only).