50 Foods to Support Baby’s Immune System

a pile of blueberries before being prepared for babies starting solid food

It’s a good time to focus on eating well to support your family’s immune system. The below foods are safe for babies and healthy for the whole family.

As with everything, aim to focus on a wide variety of foods and don’t overdo any one thing. If you are not sure how often or how to serve a food, see our free  First Foods® database online or send us an email if the food you are looking for is not there yet.

Almond Butter*
Apricot
Asparagus
Avocado
Barley
Bell Peppers
Black Eyed Peas
Blackberries
Blueberries
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Carrots
Cashew*
Cauliflower
Chicken (esp. dark meat)
Cranberry
Eggs
Flaxseed Oil
Garlic
Kale
Kefir
Kidney Beans
Lamb
Liver
Mango
Oats
Oranges
Papaya
Peanut*
Pecans*
Pine Nut
Pineapple
Pumpkin Seed*
Quinoa
Salmon
Sardines
Shiitake Mushrooms
Spinach
Squash
Sunflower Seed*
Sweet Potato & Purple Potatoes
Swiss Chard
Tempeh
Tofu
Tomato
Turkey
Yogurt

*Remember that nuts should be finely ground and nut butters must be thinned out with yogurt, breast milk, formula or another baby-friendly liquid to reduce the choking hazard. Lastly, there’s no super food that can replace the power of sleep, sunshine (vitamin D) and stress reduction.

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