The introduction of complementary foods

What you need to know about complementary feeding?

  • pediatricians today are of the opinion that we should not rush to lure and to introduce him to 6 months of life if he is exclusively breastfed, is healthy and gaining weight well.If you do not have enough mother's milk or baby gets artificial feeding, the lure can start with 4 months.

  • Each new product should be administered with a teaspoon, gradually increasing the amount, if the child has an allergic reaction.The allergy usually manifests itself within one week as a rash on the body, peeling cheeks, crust on top of the head or loose stools.Accordingly, it is recommended to introduce a new product with an interval of 5-7 days.

  • lure should not be administered during the period of a child's illness or active teething.

  • reason to start complementary feeding can serve as waking up the baby food interest fading ejecting reflex (baby stopped to push the spoon out of his mouth), and the appearance of the first tooth.

  • better to give complementar

    y foods before breast-feeding.

  • If your child is prone to allergies, the lure has to be held under the strict control of your pediatrician.

  • WHO recommends that in view of the global environmental situation, for babies up to a year is better to use "canned" vegetables and fruits.

First step: vegetables and cereals (from 5 to 7 months)

In Soviet times, it was decided to start solid foods with juices and vegetable broths and at an early age.Today, doctors do not recommend to enter the first stage juice foods, because they can cause frustration of a chair and a baby flatulence.Fruit purees also better to postpone to a later date, because they certainly tastier vegetables, from which the child can then give up because of the difference in taste.

Thus, the current scheme involves the introduction of complementary foods to start with vegetable puree or porridge.

Vegetables desirably administered in the following order: zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, carrots.Should start from one type of vegetable, then add one new product, and eventually brought to the vegetable mixture.At this stage you can offer your child to try pumpkin puree.The volume can be eaten approximately 150 g

Cereal lure is better to start with cereals that do not contain gluten.These include: buckwheat, rice and corn.

begin better with buckwheat - the most gentle and healthy cereal, because it perfectly stimulates digestion.Rice, on the contrary, is able to fix the chair, so it is not recommended to rush to introduce it to children who are prone to constipation.Corn is not very rich in vitamins, but a good variety of the menu of your crumbs.

oat, wheat and cereal multizlakovaya wait until the second phase of the introduction of complementary foods.

Second stage: fruits and dairy products (from 7 to 9 months)

If the first stage of weaning was successful, then we can move on.The second is much more like a child because of the taste, he will discover.

Fruit purees should be administered in the same way as the vegetable.At this stage, your baby will add to the diet of the following foods: green apple, pear, plums, peaches, apricots, bananas.More exotic options of fruit is better to postpone until after the year.Fruits and vegetables provide a better season if you decided to enter the lure of homemade mashed potatoes instead of cans.

cottage cheese, yogurt and drinks kislomochnye also introduced during this period.Most likely, these products, you would get on a dairy kitchen. Pay attention to the fact that a portion of cheese a day should not exceed 50 g for children up to a year! Otherwise, the child may begin kidney problems.

Egg yolk is also administered for 7-8 months of life.Please try to give 1/8 of the yolks, then adjusted to 1/2.It vysokoalergenny product, so you can start with quail eggs, which are less likely to cause allergic reactions.

with yogurt and sour milk mixture all the easier.If the child relished these beverages, the day you can drink up to 200 ml, which is equivalent to one feeding.

Special children's biscuits, crackers, vegetable oil, too, are products of this period.

third stage: meat, fish, juices (9 to 12 months)

By this age, the child is usually already knows how to chew small pieces of food, mashed with a fork.The menu has vegetable soups, porridges on water and fruit.So, it's time to enter into the diet of meat and fish.Of course, to do this one by one, at intervals of a month and a half.

start introduction of the diet should be meat with low-fat and low-allergenic most of his grades, and then try less dietary options.The order of the introduction of the following meat: rabbit, turkey, beef, chicken, pork.Bear in mind that chicken most commonly causes allergies in children, so please observe the reaction of the body of your baby.The norm is up to 80 grams of meat a day.

After 10 months of the child's diet should see the fish - a powerful source of phosphorus and vitamin D. Eat should lean sea fish: pollack, hake, cod.Baby up to a year is enough to eat fish once a week and no more than 100 g, however, if you already know your child is prone to allergies, you should not hurry to enter the menu fish dishes, it is best to do it after a year.

the baby is already strong enough to give him without fear to try different juices.Of course, the exception is considered allergic.Useful for the kid will compotes, mom cooked with seasonal berries and fruits, and juices: apple, peach, pear, Dog rose.

After a year

Prior year old baby just getting started with food and getting used to new tastes.More advanced products, such as legumes, such as red or berries and vegetables (tomatoes, beets, strawberries) is best administered in the diet after year.The same applies to whole cow's milk.

It was a healthy baby with no dietary restrictions for reasons of health, there are fully capable of what is called a common table.His diet are all important for the life of products, including bread, herbs, butter, cheese (not salted), jelly and herbal teas, cheese casseroles, various types of vegetable soups with meat.So, every day you'll be able to delight your baby delicious homemade!A little more commitment and successful feeding!

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