Pears and Reflux
What’s in an Pear? Pears are a mild, sweet fruit with a fibrous centre. They are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fibre.
What does it do for my baby’s body? Pears provide a very good source of fibre and are also a good source of vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium. They also contain a significant amount of pectin, which is a water soluble fibre. Pears are actually higher in pectin than apples!
Should I give Pear when my baby has infant reflux? Pears are gentle on the tummy and thus are wonderful for babies who may be suffering from Reflux. Pears make a good choice for one of Baby’s first fruits from (4) 6 months of age. Pears contain no sodium, saturated fats or cholesterol. They contain two types of sugars, glucose and fructose. A pear is very nutrient-dense meaning that there are more nutrients per calorie than calories per nutrient. There is no need to peel a pear unless feeding one to a small infant. A pear’s skin is easily digestible. They are also a great fruit to offer as a remedy to help alleviate baby’s constipation.
Fun fact: Besides in human diet, pear has application in industry of furniture, musical instruments and kitchen utensils.
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