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    Question What's the deal with Avacados?

    I have heard several mothers saying they feed their babies avacados. Is this a good food when introducing solids? What does it provide that is good for baby? How should it be prepared?

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    Default Re: What's the deal with Avacados?

    heres more info
    http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=5

    avacados are great, good fats food...and most babies eat them, they have a nice mild taste.

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    Default Re: What's the deal with Avacados?

    He gets avocado at almost every dinner meal. And it's so easy to prepare that it is really a great first food!

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    Default Re: What's the deal with Avacados?

    Fat is veeeeeeeeery important for babies.

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    Default Re: What's the deal with Avacados?

    It's really good for them; as healthymama said, they need fat, and it's a great source. If avocado alone doesn't seem to appeal to him, what we did at first was mix it with banana and a little breastmilk. Now he loves it by itself.

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    Default Re: What's the deal with Avacados?

    My DS loves it and it's very healthy and good for them. I grew up with an avocado tree in my backyard (as well as a mango tree) so it was always part of our diet growing up. When I tell my mom I pay $5.00 USD per 3 small ones she almost dies Anyway, you just cut it open and get the "meat" out with a spoon and smash it. I mix it with BM but if your LO is older you can also add lime or lemon juice or you can make smoothies with it.

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    Default Re: What's the deal with Avacados?

    Avacado was DS's first food after cereal. It is 'nutrient dense' -- it has good fats and more calories than other fruits. The meat is very soft when ripe, and I spread it on toast for him every morning for breakfast.

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    Default Re: What's the deal with Avacados?

    My LO loves avacado. The PP have already told you about the health benefits. I would also mix it with banana until he could feed himself, now I just cube it and drop it on his tray. It's not a bad mommy snack either

    ETA: It's also super convienant. If we were going somewhere over a meal time I would just throw a whole avacado in the diaper bag and cut it up where ever we ate that day!

    Amy married to my bestfriend since 10/30/04

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    Default Re: What's the deal with Avacados?

    I also think avocados are amazing. They're so easy to prepare, so healthy, and he loves them. I cut it in half, take the pit out, and spoon out the inside. Then I mash with a fork and that's it. I buy the organic ones that are like $2 each but I don't care
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    Default Re: What's the deal with Avacados?

    Let me also sing the praises of avocados. They are full of good fats, nutrient dense, and so easy to prepare. Oh, did I mention that they're tasty? I make some guacamole for DH and me and just mash the avocado for the little guy.

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