Warm Pear Puree Without Skin | Baby Constipation Recipe
4 – 6 Months
Pears are a great natural baby constipation remedy. They can work particularly well if you leave the skin on. However, babies of 4-6 months of age should not eat the skin, because they pose a challenge for their intestines.
When feeding pear puree, please keep in mind that pears contain lots of sugar! So please stick to the feeding recommendation at the bottom of this page – if possible!
1 Medium-Sized Pear (about 8oz or 225 grams):
Do not use overripe pears! Green pears are to be preferred!
1/4 Cup (60ml) Water
Pinch of Cinnamon
Step by Step Instructions
Peel and chop the pear! Make sure that you are not using an overripe pear! Green pears are to be preferred!
Add the chopped pear to a blender and add the water!!
Once blended, add to a pot and warm the puree up. Do not bring to boil! Just warm it up a bit, so that it is warm when you serve it!
Before you serve the puree, add a pinch of cinnamon!
Pears are a cool food, so they can cool down the body (even when served warm). By adding a pinch of cinnamon, which is a warm herb, we neutralize the coldness from the pear.
You can read more about the effect of food on a baby’s body temperature in my blogpost “Best First Baby Foods To Avoid Digestive Issues (4-24 Months)“.
- 1 tbls on empty stomach in the late morning
- 1 tbls on empty stomach in the afternoon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nathalie has 15+ years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture, reflexology, Shonishin baby massage techniques, Western and Eastern massage techniques (including TUINA), as well as herbal medicine and nutrition.
She has a degree in TCM (including nutrition) and a postgraduate diploma in Herbal Medicine. Moreover, Nathalie used to work for the highly respected Asante Academy in North London and was in charge of the Maternity Acupuncture Clinic at the Whittington hospital in London. She is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the official regulatory body for TCM in the UK.
Today, Nathalie runs her own company and has a broad customer base in London, where she specializes in the treatment of babies and children as well as gynecologic and fertility-related issues in women.
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