Best yogurt for babies and toddlers in Nigeria…best yogurt brand for babies in Nigeria…
A Nigerian mum wrote a message to www.nimedhealth.com.ng to find out the best, safest and healthiest yoghurt for her baby.
All yogurt are good for babies or children from 6 months old and above. Plain yoghurt, sweetened yoghurt, unsweetened yogurt and Greek yogurt are all good for children but the less the sugar, the better the yogurt for the baby.
Yogurt should be added to a baby food menu or meal plan because it is very rich in calcium, iodine, probiotics and other essential vitamins. Probiotics helps prevent recurrent diarrhoea in children and promotes gut health. Calcium in yogurt helps in the development of strong bones and teeth in a growing children.
Here are some brands of yogurt in Nigeria that is good for babies above 6 months and toddlers.
1. Hollandia yoghurt
2. Greek yogurt
3. Gerber yoghurt
4. Fan yogurt (fanyogo)
5. Nestle yogurt for babies
6. Farm fresh yogurt. Farm fresh yogurt is good for babies.
7. Fresh yo
8. Peak yogurt
9. Bobo drink. It is a milk not yogurt though.
Not al children tolerate and enjoy yogurt. It is also important for you to read this passage below to be informed about when and how to introduce yogurt to a a child….
WHEN AND HOW TO INTRODUCE YOGURT TO YOUR BABY.
Yoghurt contains a healthy fat that is good for your baby’s development. It helps in their bone and Brain development.
Check the following ingredient before buying any yogurt for your baby
👉made with whole milk
👉plain or no added sugar
👉has a variety of live active cultures
WHOLE MILK (FULL-FAT)
Whole milk is important for babies because
They need healthy fats to develop muscles and bones.
Milk is also one of the most important
Nutrient for brain development. Babies and toddlers need about 31-35 grams of fat a day (30-40% of total calories), depending on activity level, and most of it comes from
WHEN CAN YOU INTRODUCE YOGURT TO YOUR BABY.
From 6 months and above.
It can be added to their puree and smoothies.
Note: Greek Unsweetened Yogurt Is The Best For Babies.
Secondly, Sweet yogurt is not good for a baby because it contains 4-6 tsp of sugar that is not good for your baby. Choose a strained Greek yogurt.
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