Can six month baby eat Golden morn? When can I start giving my baby Golden morn? Can 8months baby take Golden morn? Can my 9 month old baby eat golden morn?
𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐧.
To some, it may sound weird that some cereals are not good for babies.
Funny thing here is that some mothers know this but they will tell you ” we that were fed with yam and oil, akpu and ofe oji, did we die”?
That your baby ate junks and inappropriate foods and was spared doesn’t mean that some are not suffering the after effects.
Prevention is better than cure!
There are cereals meant for babies
There are ones meant for older babies (toddlers)
While there are ones meant for adults.
Age is a determinant factor here both in their processing process and nutrient content.
What is Infant Cereal then?
Infant cereal is usually a formula made from grains and other supplements processed for infant consumption.
They are specially and carefully manufactured having this age bracket in mind to meet their nutritional requirements before the introduction of other feeding or food meant for older children.
So What is the difference between infant and adult cereal?
Have you ever tasted a baby’s food/cereal or milk once?
Any difference in taste and texture from our normal cereals and milk?
One of the major differences between these cereals is the process of hydrolysis in the production(the breakdown of large, complex and insoluble organics into smaller ones for easy metabolism)
For most Infant cereals, hydrolysis is a key processing process but this is not necessary for other family cereals.
Breaking down of large molecules of proteins and carbohydrates through hydrolysis makes it easy for baby foods to be digested because the internal organs of babies aren’t yet strong enough to digest and assimilate some food substances/nutrients.
More so, babies produce a small amount of salivary amylase (an enzyme that helps digest carbohydrates) because of their underdeveloped organs.
They also produce almost no pancreatic amylase to complete the digestion process until after their molars are developed.
The digestive systems of most babies is not strong enough to handle grains, cereal, or wheat until they are older.
When babies are fed cereals that didn’t go through hydrolysis, the complicated digestive process they’re incapable of can destroy their intestinal lining and liver(talk for another day)
Unhydrolyzed cereal can also result in food allergies
Loss of weight
Golden morn is not an infant cereal. Children below 2 years (It used to be on the pack that children believe 3 years should not take it. Not sure if it’s still there). It just isn’t formulated for that age group!
From your Excellent Health Educator