The 17th ingredient I offered Ahalya is pear. I peeled, cored, cooked and mashed the fruit but its consistency was a little too runny for her. She ate it but not for long because if was just too liquid-like to be fed. Next time, I think I’d add banana and try serving it a little thicker.
Pears are high in fiber, potassium and Vitamin C. They are also a great fruit to offer as a remedy to help alleviate baby’s constipation. Pears are also know to be gentle on baby’s tummy and so works well for little ones who may be suffering from reflux.
NOTE: So like I said, puréed or mashed pear alone is quite runny and thin. But adding banana to it made the texture was perfect. It was a little sour and she had an odd look on her face the fist few bites but ate 2/3 of the bowl! So I’m guessing it was the way to go after all.