Can Porridge For 6-month Babies Be Given Added Sugar Or Salt?
How good is it to cook baby porridge for 6 months to taste a little and add sugar / salt? Or … it’s better not to use it? The problem is that there is something that knows when I give salt / sugar, it can’t be … it’s better to use cheese, so it tastes rather salty … is it actually better?
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your question relates to what is called ASI Supplementary Food (MPASI) which is started after the child is 6 months old as an additional nutrient other than breast milk. In general, babies begin to recognize the taste at the age of 7-8 months. it would be better if the child can eat without being given additional seasonings such as sugar or salt. alternative that can be taken is the selection of foods that are relatively have a sweet taste or salty naturally, such as bananas, papaya, pear. cheese can also be an alternative salty flavoring as well as a source of protein for children, but it is necessary to make sure that the cheese is dissolved is smoothed to minimize the risk of choking and also need to make sure that the child has no previous history of allergies, for example cow's milk allergy.
giving additional seasonings such as MSG, sugar, salt at an early age is not recommended because exposure to flavors that are too strong can cause children to be difficult to eat and tend to ask for a higher taste in the future.
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