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“Do not give pork to your baby, it is too heavy.” “Mix all the ingredients of the food in the blender, so that it becomes very nutritious.” The avalanche of advice, mainly coming from neophytes, but also from experts, little serves for mothers and fathers tense with that moment, around the 6 months of age, in which the baby stops to depend exclusively on the milk of the mother or of compounds and begins to eat. The food introduction is the gateway to a new world – central to child nutrition, somewhat daunting to the universe of adults.
For lack of certainty, prohibition was always the rule. Pork, whole egg, any kind of banana? You can not, period. Could not. In recent years, advances in the knowledge of the physiology of babies have brought about a turnaround. Goodbye to the exaggerated restrictions. You no longer have to call for pale-colored puffs (although the zeal with which these foods are elaborated and their practicality is undeniable). “Today we know that the baby can have a diet practically the same as the parents,” says Virginia Weffort, president of the department of nutrology at the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics.