Debina Banerjee, Lately, she has been answering a lot of questions on parenting and motherhood on social media, in turn, helping many other parents who approach her on the platform. Similarly, the actor, who is a mother to six-month-old Liana and is pregnant with her second child, recently hosted an ‘ask-me-anything’ session on Instagram. At the same time, sharing about Liana’s diet. Debina Answered a user’s question whether the egg yolk, or the yellow part in the center of the egg, could be given to a six-month-old baby every day.
“No, no. Not daily. Twice a week,” said Debina, Who is married to actor Gurmeet Choudhary.
But what do the experts suggest?
It doesn’t need to be told again that eggs They are a top source of protein and calcium for children as well as adults. “Rich in omega 3, natural choline, protein, fat, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc, eggs aid in body and brain development, aid digestion, strengthen hair, skin and nails, as well as children’s immune systemImproves eyesight and also protects eyes from harmful UV rays,” said Dr Rohit Srivastava, Consultant, Department of Pediatrics, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Dehradun indianexpress.com,
Dr Prabhat Kumar Bajpai, Senior Consultant, Pediatrics and Neonatology, Accord Super Specialty Hospital, Faridabad said that while breast milk is best to meet the nutritional requirements, soft foods like curd, mashed banana, other fruits Can act as a supplement.
Dr. Bajpai said, “Egg yolks are rich in choline – a dietary supplement that aids in metabolism. Egg yolks contain about 250 mg of choline which helps carry nutrients to different parts of the body. Due to which there is complete physical and mental development of the body.
“One egg yolk daily can be given to a six-month-old baby after consulting your paediatrician. Every child is different and hence it is very important to consult your doctor before introducing your child to such foods,” recommends Dr. Srivastava, while she is a egg Consuming daily helps in child’s brain development and cognitive memory development.
In what form should the egg ideally be given?
Make sure the eggs are mashed so that it is easily digestible by the baby’s stomach, said Dr. Srivastava. “Start off by giving smaller portions first. do your inspection baby’s digestive process, If the baby is able to digest the portion you are giving, continue it for a few days and then start adding more,” he said.
Dr Bajpai said that egg yolk can be “mixed” breast milk“. If the baby is responding well, over time, mash the yolk with a fruit like banana.
What to pay attention to?
always serve one fresh egg to the child avoid microwaving egg Or store it after boiling.
Boiled eggs are better than fried eggs.
Children should not be given raw eggs.
You can add egg white after the advice of the doctor.
Dr Bajpai said it has been observed that some children who are “allergic to egg yolk” – about two per cent – can develop rashes, and become hoarse.
“Classic symptoms include itching around the mouth, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, runny nose and difficulty breathing. Overall it can lead to many complications, so one should look out for an allergic reaction,” Dr Bajpai said.
How to introduce egg yolk?
Indian Dietetic Association, Dr. Mikita Gandhi told indianexpress.com that “it is ideal to introduce food with a four-day waiting process.” To do this, introduce your baby to eggs on the first day. Then wait four days before adding anything new to their diet. If you see that the baby is not experiencing any adverse reactions, you can add them to your diet,” Dr Gandhi mentioned.
As part of the AMA, she also said that as she prepares for her delivery, she doesn’t have any hopes on gender. “Only a healthy child”, said Debinawho thanked his mother for being there for him and baby Liana.
“Both (Liana, and the pregnancy) are very difficult to handle. But thank you to my mom who is the rock of my life,” she said.
She also shared that she even gives one fruit a day liana, “A fruit a day is needed… a banana, or an apple, or a blueberry”.
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