Store-Bought Baby Food Isn't Healthy Enough??

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Store-Bought Baby Food Isn't Healthy Enough??
Tue, 09-10-2013 - 1:41pm

Commercial baby foods don't meet infants' dietary needs when they are weaning, according to a new study.

That's because commercial foods are predominately sweet foods that provide little extra nutritional benefit over breast or formula milk, the researchers said. They also said commercial baby foods are marketed for use in infants beginning at the age of 4 months, an age when they should still be breast-fed only.

The best baby foods, however, might be home-made. "In the early infant with first solids, it would be wonderful if parents took the time to prepare foods in their kitchen at home," Richel said. "For example, for fruits and veggies, one simply blanches them, blends a bit of liquid (breast milk, formula or water) and voila! A puree is made. Helpings can be stored in ice-cube trays for easy access."

Read more here- http://www.ivillage.com/commercial-baby-foods-fall-short-nutrition-study/6-a-546554

Interesting!  What do you think about the findings?  Do you make homemade baby food for your little one?

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