Who is not exasperated to see baby’s thick hair? Mothers certainly also want it to happen to the baby. If, during the birth, baby’s hair is little, don’t worry yet, because the Baby can still have thick and healthy hair.
The key is, Mother should consume a variety of nutritious intakes if the Mother still breasfeeds the Baby. When the Baby has already been given MPASI (complementary food for breast milk), Mother can give nutritious intakes that contain:
Protein is one of important nutrients that should be given to the Baby that the hair grows thick and healthy. Mothers can get protein content from food sources such as non-fat meat, eggs, fish, milk and nuts. Mother can process those foods to make pouridge or teamed rice for the Baby.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
In addition for the hair’s growth, omega 3 fatty acids are also highly useful for all parts of body especially the brain. During the baby’s periode, the source of omega 3 fatty acids can be obtained from the breast milk. Therefore, it is recommended for the breastfeeding Mom to consume seafood or supplement of omega 3 DHA/EPA 1000 mg per day. Meanwhile, if the baby has already been given solid food, Mother can put salmon, fish oil, soy beans, walnuts or cauliflower to the menu.
Sources of iron can be found in various dark green vegetables as well as tomatoes, red beans and potatoes. Mothers are also encouraged to consume vegetables and fruits containing iron if they are still breastfeeding the Baby.
Vitamins A, B and C have contributed to the growth of baby’s healthy and thick hair. Fruits, vegetables, green beans, and wheat are food sources containing a lot of vitamins A, B and C.