Introducing (unsalted) Butter to Baby

I introduced Ahalya to her 10th ingredient today: Unsalted Butter. It was also the first time she had dinner, which I scheduled to around 6pm so that there is a wait of around an hour and a half before her nighttime wash.

I made mashed potatoes with a dollop of butter mixed in. It was light and fluffy. She ate aprox 2/3 of what I made (pictured here), but didn’t seem to enjoy it as much as I thought she would.

Oh well, maybe next time!

Butter is a great source of fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D, E and K. And although it is high in fats, they are essential for the assimilation of nutrients, especially water-soluble vitamins. Without fat, your child cannot obtain any nutrition from the food he or she eats. And because of their role in brain and nervous system development, saturated fat and cholesterol should not be restricted in children under the age of two (according to the American Academy of Pediatrics). The fats in butter also help babies who are underweight or not gaining enough weight meet their caloric needs.

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