Can my baby eat Oats

From +6 months

Are oats healthy for children?

Oats are definitely a healthy food to add to your child's diet. Oats contain a lot of fiber so it will make your child feel full for a while. When your baby is still very young (6 to 10 months) make sure not to give too much of it, since its high fiber content will probably decrease their milk intake, which is still the most important. However, oats have a very impressive nutritional profile, containing B vitamins and essential minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and zinc.

How to serve oats

You can make oat porridge with almond or oat milk. You can also use breastmilk or formula. Take into account that with breastmilk, it's more difficult to make a porridge because of certain enzymes that stop the formation of the porridge, which will cause it to split. One option is to bring the breast milk to the boil shortly to break down the enzymes. However, boiling breast milk also means that the antioxidants it contains will be destroyed. It's really up to you to decide which milk you prefer. After one year you can also use cow's milk on occasion to make the porridge. You can also start serving oat cereals, soaked in some milk.

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