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Add Salt into Baby’s Meal after One Years Old

The sensitivity of baby is much higher than the adult. When the salt content in food is 0.25%, the adult will feel mild while the baby will feel salty. And as time goes by, the flavor of baby becomes heavier. Meanwhile, the need for salt of human body is limited. Baby smaller than six-month has a unsound digestive and kidney function and so having too much salt will increase the burden for kidney. This also is the factor for inducing the frequent occurrence of respiratory tract infectivity which may hinder the absorption of zinc.
Six-month is the key period for baby developing taste bud and the formation of flavor. At this time, you should encourage baby to accept all kinds of food and feel the original flavor of different foods. According to the recommendation of Chinese Nutrition Society, within six month, the sodium absorption of baby should be about 200 mg, i.e. 0.5 g salt. Breast milk or formula milk powder and the storage of baby metabolism can provide enough sodium. So you no not need to add any more.
When the baby is one years old, mashed noodles and soft rice become the main food for baby. You can add a little salt now, but the later, the better and you had better control the amount within 2 grams. Baby with heart disease, nephritis, or respiratory tract infectivity should be limited to have salt. Baby younger than 3 years old should not have monosodium glutamate. If you add monosodium glutamate, you have to reduce the salt amount. You also can choose baby soy sauce. Every 15ml soy sauce equals to 1 gram salt.
If you want to control the salt amount, you can add it when the dishes are on table. Now, salt will be floated on food surface and you will feel salty with a little bit.

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