Table of contents:
- When to introduce solid foods?
- What should be the first solid foods?
- How to cook porridge for weaning?
- Rules of the first foods
Every mother is ready to feed the baby until the lasther breasts, but still comes a time when you need to get acquainted with adult food. Milk mother - it is an important food in the first months of a child's life, but his body is growing and need more nutrients, which are not to be missed in the milk. And then the woman raises the question: when and how you need to start to lure the baby who is breastfed?
When to introduce solid foods?
Interest in adult food
Taking into account the recommendation of pediatricians and the WHO, thewe can see that they are very different from each other. Pediatricians old school adhere to schemes which are no longer relevant. After all, before Mom reluctant to go to work when the child was not a year. Therefore, kids early weaned, began to feed adult food, as it was not different mixtures.
Some modern mother observes the principlesin which the baby eats what and parents. And so, he meets with new products and in the year goes to the common table. This principle of complementary foods can be considered quite acceptable, if your family observes the basics of healthy nutrition, which denies the sharp, fried, greasy and too seasoned food.
But safer to enter the first solid foods atbreastfeeding on the classical scheme, which involves the first admission adult food after 6 months of age. Before that age the newborn receives all the necessary nutrients via breast milk, if it is enough for the weight gain. But half a year to a food does not meet the needs of the growing organism, and the young body needs familiarity with the new food. It is beneficial to physical and mental development, as well as psycho-emotional sphere.
If you are breast-feeding crumbs, and his age is close to 6 months, it is time to think about the beginning of the feeding. Evaluate the child's need to accept the first adult food:
- You have to breastfeed more often when there is a suspicion that a child eats not;
- Toddler reaching for the food that you eat;
- He sits confidently, holding back;
- When feeding food is not pushed out of his mouth;
- Weight baby increased by half;
- The child first tooth.
What should be the first solid foods?
With regard to the first product, which is usedComplementary, there have been discussions. There is no definite answer, because it is important to take into account the weight of the baby, and the presence of allergies, time of year and the possibility of the parents. But there are several versions of the first course, and you can choose the one that will be just you and your baby. Previously lure started with a fruit puree, but this idea is not very useful, because after this sweet food kids refused to eat vegetables. Therefore, we can adhere to another theory, which recommends starting the first complementary foods while breastfeeding with dairy products. Pediatricians say that yogurt and drinks containing bifidobacteria, more suitable for the digestive system of the child, because they are closest to mother's milk. In addition, the yogurt is useful for children suffering from food allergies or dysbiosis.
The classical scheme of complementary foods suggests starting withvegetable puree or porridge. If the baby is gaining enough weight, the porridge will be the ideal option. It is best to start with buckwheat or rice porridge, later you can try corn. If your baby is a fairly well-fed, it is best to choose vegetables - zucchini, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, pumpkin. This lure is good that he can deliver the baby constipation. But if you have diarrhea often happens, then zucchini worth the wait. Do not use potatoes for the first feeding, and later it is possible to prepare, but before that it must be soaked in water.
How to cook porridge for weaning?
The easiest option foods are cerealsand mashed potatoes, many mothers are choosing these options, but you do not necessarily have the same opinion. How to cook porridge for the baby? First, determine with groats, if large enough, it is milled using a grinder, then cook without added sugar and salt. The resulting mess can be attached breast milk, it will only tastier and healthier.
Note!The consistency of porridge should be thick, becausebaby accustomed to a liquid food, it is easier to swallow. If you cook vegetables, mashed potatoes, the vegetables should be boiled until cooked (when cooking and seasoning are added). After wipe the vegetables through a sieve, or use a blender to obtain a homogeneous mass.
For the first feeding can use yogurt, you can buy a dairy kitchen or choose in the supermarket in the department for the little ones.