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What you should know about Complementary Food

Complementary foods are foods other than breast milk or a newborn child formula which can be liquid, semisolid, or solid that is given to babies to give them nutrients for healthy growth. According to World Health Organization (W.H.O.), at the point when breast milk is no more enough to meet the wholesome needs of a newborn child, complimentary food ought to be added to the eating routine of the child. The change from restrictive breastfeeding to family foods normally covers the period from 6 to 24 months of age and is an extremely vulnerable period. It is the time when ailing health begins in numerous babies, contributing essentially to the high pervasiveness of hunger in kids under the age of five years around the world.

Complementary feeding ought to be auspicious, implying that all newborn children should begin accepting nourishments notwithstanding breast milk from a half year onwards but WHO evaluated that 2 out of 5 kids are hindered in low-income. The sufficiency of complementary feeding (sufficiency in short for convenient, sufficient, sheltered and suitable) not just rely upon the accessibility of a variety of food in the family, but also on the feeding practices of the parent. Feeding young babies require dynamic consideration and incitement, where the parent is receptive to the child’s sign for hunger and also furthermore urges the kid to eat. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) prescribes that newborn children should begin getting complementary food at a half year of age, however,  breast milk at first 2-3 times each day between 6-8 months, expanding to 3-4 times day by day between 9-11 months and 12 two years with extra nutritious snacks offered 1-2 times each day, as wanted. Every guardian of a newborn child should consider the baby’s formative stage and nutritious status, social variables such as cultural, ethnic, and religious sustenance inclinations of the family, financial contemplation; and other relevant elements found through the nourishment appraisal process when the child is about to start a complementary food.

SOYAMAIZE is a complementary food produced from natural and high-quality soybean and maize which are both a good source of minerals, calcium, and iron. SOYAMAIZE also contain antioxidants that prevent free radical damage in the body, this nutritious food can be taken by any child from the age of six months. There has been no proof of harm when safe nutritious complementary food is administered after four months however, not very many studies indicate a critical state for deferring giving complementary food until six months. Nevertheless, the timing of giving of complementary food such as AACE SOYAMAIZE to a child may defer from child to child. Over the years, there have been many suggestions among experts on the requirement for extra sources of nutrients other than breast milk in the initial six months of every child. Notwithstanding, there is an understanding that new-born children require a good dietary source of vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc when they are six months of age because these minerals and many vitamins cannot be met by breast milk alone.

Despite the nutrients in SOYAMAIZE, it is also fortified with minerals and vitamins according to the stipulation of the government on the fortification of some products with minerals and vitamins by their manufacturer. This fortification is assurance that every child gets the necessary nutrient needed for adequate growth from SOYAMAIZE. It is the right of every child to live healthy by eating good foods such as this for adequate growth.

As much as SOYAMAIZE is good for children, it is a very good food source also for the young, adult and old.  SOYAMAIZE is available in supermarkets and local markets in Nigeria, you can also reach out directly to us to make an order and our SOYAMAIZE will get to you wherever you are.

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