Infant pear compote: recipe and benefits for the baby
You know what are the first fruits of the baby, which the pediatrician recommends as complementary feeding from 4 to 6 months of age? Are the Apple, the pear and the banana. The reason why we start with these fruits and not with others is simple: besides being easy to digest and have a nice texture for the new palate of the child, they present a minimal risk of causing some kind of allergy or intolerance.
Therefore, other fruits, such as peaches, kiwi, strawberries, apricots, tropical fruits and berries, do not begin to be given to the child until the end of the year, or until the moment when the pediatrician so advises.
As you probably have already recommended the pediatrician, the way to start with the first fruits of the baby is grinding the fruit chosen, this time the pear, and add a little water or milk. In case it is the first time you give pear to your baby remember that it is essential not to mix and give it alone for 3 or 4 days without any other fruit. This way you can check how the little one accepts it, if he does not reject it, and above all if it does not produce any type of allergy.
How to make a baby pear compote
- 1 ripe pear
- A little water or formula milk (between 1 to 2 teaspoons). Optional.
Steps to make the pear compote for the baby:
In the first place, it is essential to wash the pear well. Then peel it and cut it into small squares. Place these pieces in the blender jar and beat well. Since the pear usually has enough water it is possible that it is not necessary to add water or milk, but if you think it is necessary because it has been somewhat thick add one or two teaspoons.
Continue beating well until there are no pieces of pear, as it is essential that the pear is well ground.
The benefits of pear compote for the baby
The pear is without a doubt a very complete fruit, in the same way that the apple is. From a nutritional point of view it stands out for its high potassium content. Is very rich in vitamin C, folic acid and natural antioxidants, among which we must mention beta-carotene.
It also highlights its content in polyunsaturated fatty acids and in amino acids, in addition to fiber. Of course, its content in both sodium and carbohydrates is actually very low.
With regard to the Benefits of infant pear compote, for its potassium content is essential for the good formation of the baby's bones. It provides astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, ideal in case of small digestive disorders.
It is a compote with diuretic action and being very rich in fiber is essential for babies with constipation. On the other hand, for its richness in amino acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids is ideal for the formation of different and different growing tissues of the baby.
Images | DepositPhotos / torbakhopper (Flickr) This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Pediatrician. We advise you to consult your trusted pediatrician. ThemesComplementary food Recipes for babies