Should you consider a plant-based diet for your baby or toddler?

Sunday Note – New COVID Vaccine Likely to Appeal to Pro-Life Christian Skeptics
July 24, 2022
Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 4)
July 26, 2022
Show all

Should you consider a plant-based diet for your baby or toddler?

Babies and toddlers who are fed plant-based diet are much more likely to consumer more fruits and vegetables when older.

A rather surprising study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition reported two amazing findings:

  • Babies who were fed small portions of baby food made of roots, vegetables and fruit including berries, along with breast milk or formula, between ages four and six months ate 46% more vegetables by 18 months of age than those who had a more protein-rich conventional diet, and
  • Toddlers who followed a Nordic-style diet consumed 42% to 45% more fruits and vegetables at 12 to 18 months of age, compared with those who ate a conventional diet.

You can read the full story here.

But remember that although studies presented at medical meetings are usually evaluated and selected by a committee of experts, they have not generally undergone the same peer review process required for publication in a scientific journal. As such, the findings presented should be considered preliminary until a peer-reviewed publication is available.

© Copyright WLL, INC. 2022. This blog provides healthcare tips and advice that you can trust about a wide variety of general health information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from your regular physician. If you are concerned about your health, take what you learn from this blog and meet with your personal doctor to discuss your concerns.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.