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Debina Bonnerjee says 6-month-olds may be given egg yolk twice per week; do consultants agree?

Debina Bonnerjee, of late, has been answering numerous questions on parenting and motherhood on social media, in flip, serving to many different dad and mom who attain out to her on the platform. In an analogous vein, the actor, who’s mom to six-month-old Lianna and is pregnant together with her second little one, lately took to Instagram to host an ‘Ask-Me-Something’ session. Throughout the identical, whereas sharing about Lianna’s weight loss program, Debina responded to a person’s query on whether or not egg yolk, or the yellow half on the heart of an egg, may be given to a six-month-old every single day.

“No, no. Not every day. Two occasions per week,” stated Debina, who’s married to actor Gurmeet Choudhary.

Debina Bonnerjee on Lianna’s weight loss program (Supply: Debina Bonnerjee/Instagram Tales)

However what do consultants counsel?

It wants no retelling that eggs are a high supply of protein and calcium, for youngsters in addition to adults. “Wealthy in omega 3, pure choline, protein, fats, vitamin b12, selenium and zinc, eggs assist in the event of the physique and the mind, aids in digestion, strengthens hair, pores and skin and nails, together with the immune system of kids, improves eye sight and in addition safeguards the eyes towards dangerous UV rays,” Dr Rohit Srivastava, marketing consultant, division of Paediatrics, Max Tremendous Specialty Hospital, Dehradun advised indianexpress.com.

Dr Prabhat Kumar Bajpai, senior marketing consultant – Paediatrics and Neonatology, Accord Tremendous Speciality Hospital, Faridabad stated that whereas mom’s milk is finest for fulfilling dietary necessities, gentle meals like curd, mashed banana, different fruits, can act as dietary supplements.

Dr Bajpai stated, “Egg yolk incorporates wealthy quantity of choline — a dietary complement which aids metabolism. Egg yolk incorporates roughly 250 miligrams of choline which assist transfer vitamins to totally different components of the physique, thus resulting in general bodily and psychological growth of the physique.”

“One egg yolk per day may be given to a six-month toddler after consulting your paediatrician. Each child is totally different and thus it is vitally essential to first seek the advice of your physician earlier than introducing your child to such meals gadgets,” Dr Srivastava beneficial, whereas including that one egg consumed every day aids the kid’s mind progress and cognitive reminiscence growth.

In what type ought to egg ideally be given?

Make certain the eggs are mashed in order that it’s straightforward digestible by the child’s abdomen, Dr Srivastava stated. “Additionally begin by giving small parts first. Observe your child’s digestion course of. If the kid is ready to digest the portion you’re giving, proceed that for some days then begin by including extra,” he famous.

Dr Bajpai stated that egg yolk may be “blended with breast milk“. If the kid is responding effectively, over a time period, mash yolk with fruits like banana.

Debina Bonnerjee on her second little one (Supply: Debina Bonnerjee/Instagram Tales)

What to bear in mind?

All the time serve a recent egg to the kid. Keep away from microwaving the egg or storing it after boiling.

– Boiled eggs are higher than the fried ones.
– Infants shouldn’t be given uncooked eggs.
– You may introduce egg whites after consulting the physician.

Dr Bajpai famous that it’s seen that some toddlers are “allergic to egg yolk”-about two per cent roughly – they might develop rashes, and grow to be cranky.

“The traditional signs embrace itching round mouth, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, runny nostril, and issue in respiration. General it might probably create a number of issues, so one ought to be careful for allergic response,” stated Dr Bajpai.

The right way to introduce egg yolks?

Dr Mikita Gandhi, Indian Dietetic Affiliation advised indianexpress.com that “it’s ideally suited to introduce meals with a ‘four-day wait’ course of. “To do that, introduce your little one to eggs on day one. Then wait 4 days earlier than including something new to their weight loss program. Should you discover that the child is having no adversarial response, you’ll be able to embrace them of their weight loss program,” Dr Gandhi talked about.

Debina Bonnerjee on giving fruit to toddlers (Supply: Debina Bonnerjee/Instagram Tales)

As a part of the AMA, she additionally stated that as she prepares for her supply, she has no expectations on gender. “Solely a wholesome child”, stated Debina, who additionally thanked her mom for being there for her and child Lianna.

“Very very tough to deal with each (Lianna, and being pregnant). However because of my mother who’s the rock of my life,” she stated.

Debina Bonnerjee thanks her mom (Supply: Debina Bonnerjee/Instagram Tales)

She additionally shared that she additionally provides one fruit a day to Lianna. “One fruit should a day…banana, or apple, or blueberry”.

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