Summer is here, and children’s appetites are not as good as before, so many mothers are preparing to give them some yogurt. However, when walking into the supermarket and seeing various yogurts, mothers begin to get confused: With so many brands, which one is better? Which ones have additives added? Can a half-year-old baby eat yogurt? Can babies with milk allergy drink it? …So today, let’s just start a yogurt class and analyze yogurt 360° without any blind spots. Lesson 1: What are the benefits of yogurt? 1. Rich in nutrients and easy to digest. Babies need a lot of nutrients during their growth and development, but their stomach capacity is very small, so the food has high nutrient and energy density, and yogurt meets this condition. Yogurt contains more than 20 nutrients, and because it is fermented, it is easier to digest, making it very suitable for babies whose stomachs are still in the process of development. 2. Promote brain development Yogurt contains a large amount of galactose, and this nutrient is an important component of cerebrosides in the brain and nervous system. Eating more can promote baby\’s brain development. 3. Improve intestinal health. Yogurt contains many probiotics, such as Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium, Lactococcus lactis, etc. These high-quality bacteria can inhibit the production of harmful bacteria, improve the baby\’s immunity, and effectively reduce the incidence of diarrhea. rate or shorten the duration of chronic diarrhea. In addition, lactic acid and other metabolites have a certain stimulating effect on the intestinal mucosa, promote gastrointestinal motility, and improve constipation. 4. Helps the absorption of calcium. Yogurt is rich in lactic acid, which can improve the utilization of calcium and phosphorus in the human body, so the calcium and phosphorus in yogurt are more easily absorbed by the baby. Generally speaking, a cup of 150ml yogurt can satisfy 1/3 of the daily calcium requirement for children under 10 years old. Lesson 2: Can all babies drink yogurt? 1. Too young baby Yogurt itself has a laxative effect, which is very unsuitable for the stomach of a baby with a very delicate stomach. 2. For babies with lactose intolerance, yogurt also contains lactose. If your baby is lactose intolerant, you may have problems such as stomach pain, flatulence, nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. 3. For sick babies with gastroenteritis, drinking yogurt will increase the concentration of gastric acid, which not only makes it difficult to absorb nutrients, but also affects normal digestive function; yogurt will increase blood sugar, so it is not suitable for babies with diabetes. 4. Yogurt for babies who are allergic to milk is fermented from milk, so if your baby is allergic to milk, it is not suitable to drink yogurt. Lesson 3: How old can a baby drink yogurt? Generally speaking, only babies over one year old can drink pure milk, and many yogurts are fermented from pure milk. Therefore, Dingdang’s mother recommends that babies should not be exposed to regular yogurt until they are 1 year old. 1 Try some homemade yogurt before you turn 20. There are many yogurt machines on the market now, which are very convenient to make, but remember to pay attention to the following points when making: 1. If the baby is less than one year old, be sure to use infant milk powder to make it, so that the baby will be easier to accept. After one year old, infant milk powder or regular milk is fine! 2. When making yogurt, make sure the inner pot is dry so that it can be made successfully. 3. If you are making baby milk powder, remember to make it thicker. It is basically twice as thick as what your baby drinks. WaterIt is also hotter than usual so that the yogurt produced will be semi-solid. 4. Yogurt bacteria powder must wait until the milk is completely cool before putting it in, otherwise the bacteria will lose activity and cause yogurt production to fail. TIP: Although yogurt is good, you should not drink too much. Generally, babies aged 0.5-1 years old only need 50-100ml per day. After 1 year old, 200ml per day is sufficient. Do not drink too much at one time. Lesson 4: What should you pay attention to when drinking yogurt? 1. Try to choose skim yogurt. Many brands of yogurt contain a lot of fat and calories, which can cause your baby to gain weight and cause many health risks, such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep problems and depression. Of course these conditions may appear in childhood or as they grow older. 2. Don’t eat too much at one time. Drinking too much yogurt can lead to overnutrition and metabolic problems. Just like Lactobacillus acidophilus, excessive intake will destroy the ecological balance of the flora in the intestines and cause some intestinal problems. 3. Do not drink yogurt on an empty stomach. The Lactobacillus acidophilus in yogurt can reproduce normally in an environment above pH 5.4. When the human body is on an empty stomach, the pH value of gastric juice is only 2. This seriously affects the activity of Lactobacillus acidophilus and causes the yogurt to lose part of it. health benefits. It is recommended to give it to your baby about 2 hours after a meal for the best effect. 4. Do not eat with medicines and do not use them with medicines. This is because many medicines, while killing germs, will also kill the probiotics in yogurt, such as erythromycin, chloramphenicol, and flavonoids. Other drugs will kill acidophilus bacteria. Lesson 5: How to choose healthy yogurt? 1. The name is mainly to distinguish lactic acid drinks from yogurt. This is because lactic acid drinks have low nutritional value and are not suitable for babies to drink. At present, the country has very strict requirements on the nouns of such products. Lactic acid drinks must be labeled with words such as \”milk drink\” and \”milk drink\”; while yogurt can be labeled with kefir, fermented milk, fermented milk, yogurt, etc. So when buying, be sure to look at the name. 2. Look at the ingredients. If it is yogurt, then the first place must be fresh milk or raw milk; if it is a lactic acid drink, then the top two must be water and sugar, followed by a large number of additives. In addition to looking at the first and second names in the ingredient list, we also need to look at whether there are too many additives. Generally speaking, the shorter the ingredient list is, the better the quality is; the longer the ingredient list is and there are many things that are difficult to understand, the more additives are included. Of course, these additives are within the scope allowed by the country, but the more additives, the fewer nutrients per milliliter of yogurt. 3. Look at the protein. The higher the protein content, the better it is and the higher the quality of the yogurt. Generally speaking, the protein of ordinary yogurt should be ≥2.9g/100g; the protein of flavored yogurt should be ≥2.3g/100g. 4. Look at the date. The bacteria in the yogurt will become less and less as time goes by, so the closer the production date is to the yogurt, the higher its nutritional value will be. 5. Depending on the taste, it is recommended to choose the original flavor. This is because most fruit-flavored yogurts have added flavors and are not juice as imagined. If the baby likes fruity yogurt very much, mothers can add some self-squeezed juice to the yogurt at home, which will have the same effect. In general, acidThe milk will be stored in the refrigerator. Taking into account the baby\’s small intestine and stomach, it is recommended that mothers use water with a temperature of 30-40℃ before eating. Be careful not to overheat as this may inactivate the probiotics.