Microwave baby food?

Microwave baby food?

Microwaving safety

Lucille Beseler, RDN

Is co-author of Nurturing with Nutrition and a former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representing over 100,000 Nutrition professionals, while also active as a clinical dietitian in South Florida.

Article in collaboration with: Melanie Bazarte, PhD

How to safely warm your baby's food with a microwave 

Caution is needed to microwave baby food! 

  • Use 50% power and always shake formula bottle or stir microwave food gently to distribute heat evenly and prevent hot spots which can burn the babies mouth. 
  • Test the food on the inside of wrist or taste the baby's food (with a seperate spoon) to check for correct temperature. 
  • Do not use plastic containers to heat foods in the microwave. 

Foods may be served at room temperature.

  • Vegetables may be slightly warmed. 
  • Use extra caution heating meats. 
  • Serve fruits and desserts at room temperature or directly from the refrigerator.
Microwave baby food

Adapted from Nurturing with Nutrition by Dr. Melanie Bezarte and Lucille Beseler, RDN

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