During the first few months, breast milk is the only provider of the most important nutrients a baby needs for a healthy growth. This is why it is particularly important that the mother’s diet is healthy and balanced. Fresh fruit, vegetables, wholemeal products, and fish at least once a week is important in order to supply babies well with vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and vital fatty acids.
According to paediatricians, only vitamin D and fluoride should be given in addition to breast milk as a prophylactic measure. In cases of vitamin D deficiency, the integration of calcium in the bones is impaired and could cause problems later in life. It is recommended that babies receive vitamin D daily in their first year of life.
It is also advisable that fluoride is supplemented to reduce the risk of tooth decay.