I am lactating and was reading how the type of fat a lactating mother consumes is in proprtion to the type (not quantity) of fat in her milk. How do I ensure enough DHA in my milk to help my childs best brain function?
Also, my child is begining to eat solids. I was reading that protein and fat go up in the milk of a weaning child and potassium down... I am assuming that mother nature is doing what would be best for a veggie kid... My child is in th 5th percentile and not gaining fast, but developing fine (He was born in the 50th however). I want to be sure as he weans he is getting exactly what he needs in the right proprtions.
So far I have been giving him mashed banana in powdered fortified rice with a dash of infant vitamins and probiotics (he has been on antibiotics) I swirl in water to the right consisitency. (I like it thick) I also give him home made apple sauce and green smoothies with juice, kale, spinach, fruit, beans and oats mixed in. He snacks on sweet potato puffs. I have also given him pureed squash but since have worried that the calorie density for that is too low for a baby who needs to grow. Am I doing OK... what would you recommend for infant needs in a diet? I am not even sure what his needs are exactly.
[The information I was reading about breast milk can be found here http://books.google.com/books?id=cRKcPe
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