Saturday, April 22, 2023

Precautions to be taken while feeding your child papaya fruit

Precautions to be taken while feeding your child papaya fruit:

  • Take care to eat only ripe papaya fruits for children and babies. This is due to the presence of certain biochemicals that are known to cause stomach pain and cramps due to excessive consumption of unripe papaya. This also applies to papaya leaves and its seeds.
  • Papaya can be introduced into the diet of the baby when he is above the age of eight months, as the baby can eat no more than 2-3 teaspoons at first and increase the amount by about half a teaspoon to a teaspoon every week.
  • When introducing papaya fruit into the child’s diet, please make sure that the child is tested for four days before feeding the child regularly and in larger quantities, in order to find out if the child is allergic to papaya or not.
  • Overfeeding papaya can cause stomach ache in children, so the amount of papaya fruit should be limited
  • Care should be taken to avoid giving raw papaya to a child if he or she is suffering from cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a serious condition known as colitis.
  • Pregnant women should not eat unripe papaya as it causes miscarriage but the ripe fruit can be consumed but in small quantities.
  • Avoid adding honey to dried papaya seeds for an infant (less than 12 months), as there is a risk of infant botulism.