When you can give a baby a melon
Many mothers who breastfeed their baby try to try everything possible, even in small quantities, so that they can please the crumb with new flavors. And when the period of complementary feeding begins, a new pursuit of the taste variety in the baby’s diet begins. After all, every fruit, be it a watermelon, a peach, an apple, a banana, a kiwi, an apricot or a melon, will be tested by the child in its pure form for the first time. But, if many of the listed fruits can be eaten by the baby during the first meal, then the answer to the question of how old to give a melon to a child is not so unambiguous. More often than not, this fruit is better suited for a later period of life.
Due to the high content of liquid and sugar, melon quenches hunger and thirst, enriching the body with useful substances. It can be eaten with diabetes mellitus or a predisposition to it in a child. But this is not the only benefit of this fruit:
- Due to the high percentage of the content of folic acid and potassium, the melon favorably affects the blood circulation and strengthens the walls of the vessels, taking an active part in the formation of the cardiovascular system of the child. Also provides support to the body in the creation of brain cells.
- Rich in beta-carotene – a vitamin of growth, and retinol, improving vision
- Fiber in the melon fruit helps in the formation of the baby’s gastrointestinal tract. It allows you to rid the baby of constipation and has a laxative effect.
- Pectin, contained in melon, removes toxins from the body.