Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.
Trying to get your little one to eat healthy can be challenging. Fret not! Here are some creative solutions that will get them munching away!
Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit are high in vitamin C, a key vitamin needed by theimmune system.1 One way to make these fruits more appealing is by turning these fruits into icy popsicles. Simply juice some oranges, add honey and pour the mixture into popsicle molds, before popping them into the refrigerator. You can even add a grapefruit wedge in each mold as delicious decorations!
Why not hide healthy greens in a pizza?2 Top a regular pizza base with tomato sauce, red bell peppers, spinach and finely chopped garlic. The red peppers and spinach are high in vitamin C, while garlic contains allicin, a compound that has immune-boosting properties.3 This is a meal that’s fun for the kids and great for their natural resistance to illness!
Does your little one have a sweet tooth? Here’s a sweet treat that will keep your child strong and healthy! Blend one cup of Greek yoghurt with one cup of frozen bananas and frozen strawberries.4 Pour this mixture into a bowl and top with more fresh fruit and crunchy toasted almonds. This yoghurt contains vitamin D, which helps regulate our body’s natural defences, while almonds are packed with vitamin E and healthy fat5.
Head your nearest grocery store and give these yummy recipes a go! With a little creativity, a balanced diet and good health are easily achieved.
2. Immunity pizza recipe adapted from
4. Smoothie bowl recipe adapted from