Easy Milk Baby Food Recipes to Try Atleast Once!

Milk is a very important part of the baby’s diet, especially in the first few years of his life. Babies need milk and dairy products to fulfill the daily calcium and protein requirements in the body. As doctors say, breast milk is the best milk for babies, but there comes a time when it has to be replaced with more convenient milk sources such as cow milk. Before you start feeding milk or milk recipes to your baby, you must know and understand following things.

  • Milk should be introduced as a compliment, not as a complete replacement to breast milk as it can be dangerous for baby’s health to stop breastfeeding prior to 1 year age.
  • Whole cow milk is the best alternative to breast milk.
  • Milk can also be introduced in the form of dairy products, including yogurt and cheese.
  • Parents must notice for the first few days to make sure that their baby is not allergic to the dairy products.

Milk Baby Food Recipes

Now that you are convinced with the goodness of the milk and know all the dos and donts, lets discuss about a few milk baby food recipes that you should try!

Milk Oats Porridge

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Oatmeal is a nice alternative to rice cereals that usually tend to constipate. Most babies accept oatmeal just fine as it is the least allergic food item for babies. It also has more nutritional values than rice or any other baby food.

Things you will need

  • ¼ cup gluten-free oats
  • Cow milk or formula milk
  • ¾ to 1 cup water
  • Cooking pan
  • Blender

Steps to cook

  1. Mix oats using a blender until fine powdered. (Skip this step if your baby is over 8 months and already eat coarse porridge)
  2. Add the mixture to a pan and add water.
  3. Stir the mixture well to break any lumps.
  4. Cook on medium flame and stir constantly. Add cow milk if your baby is not allergic to it.
  5. Stop cooking once the oat thickens.
  6. Add milk and let it cool completely.
  7. Stir well and serve.

Things to keep in mind before introducing milk oats to babies

  1. Consult a pediatrician to make sure that the oatmeal is right for your baby.
  2. Make sure that the oats you are using are gluten free.
  3. Introduce the food to your baby consecutively for first three days and look for any allergic signs.
  4. Use organic gluten free oats as far as possible.

Almond Milk Recipe

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Almond milk is a recipe suitable not only for babies, but also for kids and pregnant women. It is full of nutrition with many health benefits for babies. Another important thing is that soaked almonds are easily digestible when served with milk. Parents must still make sure that the baby is responding well and facing no problem while eating and digesting the almond milk.

Things you will need

  1. 20-24 Almonds
  2. 500 ml Milk
  3. Sugar 2 teaspoon
  4. Green cardamom powder ⅛ teaspoon.

Steps to make

  1. Soak almonds in water for at least 5-6 hours and peel the skin.
  2. Boil the milk and add sugar and cardamom to it.
  3. Blend the almonds and add water to make a smooth paste.
  4. Add the paste to the milk and simmer further for 2 minutes or so.
  5. Let it cool down a little and then, serve.

Lemony Rice Pudding

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This is yet another milk recipe, that is also a good source of calcium and vitamin B.

Things you will need

  • Pudding rice 25g
  • 2-3 strips of lemon peel
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Full-fat cow’s milk, 300 ml
  • Sugar, Half to 1 teaspoon

Steps to cook

  1. Mix the rice, milk and lemon peel and heat the mixture together for about 25 minutes.
  2. Keep stirring and add a little sugar.
  3. Remove the lemon peel from the mix and stir more.
  4. Add a dusting of ground cinnamon if you like.

Chocolate Banana Custard

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Enriched with calcium and vitamins, this milk recipe would surely satisfy the taste buds of your baby.

Things you will need

  • Corn flour, 1 teaspoon
  • Full-fat cow’s milk, 100ml
  • Drinking chocolate, 1 teaspoon
  • 1 small banana

Steps to cook

  1. Mix corn flour, milk and chocolate powder in a pot.
  2. Heat the mixture in a microwave for about 2 minutes.
  3. Mash the banana and add to the mix.
  4. Serve with custard.

Milk is one of the most basic foods babies need. It is recommended to serve only breast milk until the baby reaches the age of 12 months. Milk is nutritious because it contains high fat, which is important for babies to gain weight as well as for brain development.

Let your baby enjoy these wonderful recipes. However, care should be taken that you are not replacing the breast milk completely with the milk obtained from other sources.

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