Our expert says:
I must say that I am amazed that your son of 11 months already eats curry, which is quite a strongly flavoured food. He is actually eating a cereal if he has mealie meal porridge, so you don't have to introduce another cereal at this stage. Be careful of adding margarine to the mealie meal porridge and giving him high-fat foods like viennas, as this can cause excessive weight gain. You can certainly try your lad on tuna and yoghurt because if he is happy to eat fish curry then he can probably handle canned fish in small portions. Yoghurt is a good source of highly available calcium, so by all means see if he enjoys it. Please click on 'Diet'nFood' and search for articles I have written on weaning, namely "WEANING FOODS INFLUENCE THE REST OF YOUR CHILD’S LIFE " and "WHAT WEANING FOODS TO GIVE BABY" for additional information on weaning and introducing young children to eating a variety of solid foods, including fruit and vegetables. While you are on the 'Diet'nFood' site click on 'Eating throughout life' and 'Babies and kids' to access all the different articles I have written on the subject of infant and child nutrition.
Enjoy this time with your baby son - they are so special
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