The adequacy of infant’s nutrient intakes affects their interaction with their environment. Healthy, well-nourished infants have the energy to respond to and learn from the stimuli in their environment and to interact with their parents and caregivers in a manner that encourages bonding and attachment.
Nutrient needs of infants reﬂect rates of growth, energy expended in activity, basal metabolic needs, and the interaction of the nutrients consumed.
During the ﬁrst few days of life, a breastfeeding infant receives colostrum, a yellow, transparent ﬂuid that meets the infant’s needs during the ﬁrst week. It contains less fat and
carbohydrate, but more protein and greater concentrations of sodium, potassium, and chloride than mature milk. It is also an excellent source of immunologic substances.
Infants may not receive adequate protein, if they have multiple food allergies and are placed on a restricted diet without appropriate medical or nutritional supervision. Once the infant likes artificial taste he or she may not allow you to introduce natural and healthy foods which can lead to many lifestyle disorders and obesity in their later stages. So, Infant nutrition and child Nutrition plans plays a crucial role in the right development of our kids.
BioDietz pediatric Nutrition Team can help you to plan how and when to introduce nutritious foods for your growing infant because we believe that healthy and happy children are the promises for future.