Baby Nutrition & Weaning: Zinc
We need zinc as part of our diet, but we it’s not the most common mineral we hear about. It is essential for your baby’s cognitive development as it supports building neural pathways in the brain, literally how brain cells talk to each other! It’s really important for any growing process, and you can see how much your baby has changed and grown in the last few months!
This essential mineral also enhances our sense of taste and smell, which can be useful if your baby doesn’t have much appetite. Zinc supports absorption of vitamin A too which we need for healthy eyes and immune health.
You can find zinc for babies in sardines, egg yolks, beans and pulses, meat, sunflower seeds.