Introduce solid foods - how not to be mistaken with a choice of products?


introduce solid foods your child is breast-fed, but the doctor said that the baby needs feeding.But he recently told that breast milk has everything you need.We need to understand.

What is the lure

Lure - an introduction to the child's diet substances in breast milk are low or completely absent.These are some types of proteins, carbohydrates and minerals.Additionally, the lure teaches the child to more dense food, taste of new substances which stimulate the intestines and stomach, i.e. prepares the child to transition to the common table.The lure is always given before breast-feeding Breastfeeding: Breast - and no nails! Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails! .

start giving juice and fruit puree

The 3.5 - 4 months your baby should start to get juice.It is better to start with apple juice.The first time we give 5 drops of juice and look, not whether the child has rashes on the skin.If all goes well, next day we give 5 ml, and gradually over 2 weeks to adjust the amount to 30-40 ml once a day.The juice is better to make himself a sweet apple green varieties.You can use ready-made juice, but it should be written, that it can be used from 3 months of age.

Once fully implemented the juice, you can begin to give grated apple (preferably of the same varieties of apples), starting with 1/2 teaspoon and bringing up to 30-40 grams of 1 times a day.

Some pediatricians recommend breastfeeding to begin to give fruit juice and puree until 5-6 months of age, equating them to the first feeding.

first lure

first solid foods introduced at 5 months (some pediatricians recommend breastfeeding to start solid foods from 6 months), it can be in the form of cereal or vegetable puree.It is better to start with vegetable puree, especially if the child is overweight.

normal potatoes (zucchini) boil thoroughly mash with a fork or in a blender and diluted with vegetable broth.The first time you can give half a teaspoon.If you are not allergic, within two weeks the amount of mashed potatoes can be reduced to 100 grams, combine coulis and replace lure one feeding.Once you are sure that your baby is not allergic to potatoes, start adding mashed vegetable oil with 5 drops and bringing the number to 1/2 teaspoon.

can give a ready sauce, but it is better if it will consist of a single product, such as zucchini, cabbage or potatoes.Do not start with mashed potatoes that contain tomatoes or beets - a child may be allergic.

second lure

second solid foods introduced in 6 months, one month after the first feeding.Accordingly, it would be porridge or mash, despite what you started.

Porridge should be administered with a tablespoon and gradually increase to 100 grams, replacing one of breastfeeding.By the end of this month you will give feeding porridge and 30 grams of grated apple, and if this is not enough, then another and chest.

Currently, the sale of a large number of dry cereals, some of which require cooking, some - not.They are good because they contain just one set of nutrients, minerals and vitamins, which is essential to the child.One need only pick up the mess, the baby's age.This is better to start with the cereals that do not have gluten in their composition.This rice, buckwheat Buckwheat: benefits and harms Buckwheat: benefits and harms of cereals cereals and corn.The oat groats and wheat (including semolina) is gluten, which can cause allergies and bloating Bloating - if you are bursting inside Bloating - if you are bursting inside a child.You should begin with one type of cereal (preferably with buckwheat), and after its full implementation to begin to alternate with other species, etc.But the day may be given gruel once.

third lure

third lure - 7 months.It is a meat sauce.Putting it as a half teaspoon and gradually, in two weeks adjusted to 30 grams.It is better to use the finished meat puree for baby from 6-7 months.

Once you have entered the meat sauce, start typing the yolk.The yolk should be cooked hard-boiled.The first time possible to give less than 1/8, the next day, when there is no skin rash - 1/8, and then bring to 1/4.

At the same age, you can start to give curd, starting with 1/2 teaspoon and gradually bringing it up to a tablespoon.

fourth lure

in 8 months you can start to introduce dairy products such as yogurt for children, starting with a small amount and bring it to 150-160 ml.It will replace another breastfeeding.With yogurt can give curd, bringing the amount up to 40 grams.

Thus, for 8-9 months, the child will get all kinds of foods.Then you will only increase the amount of servings.

Here's how the menu will look like the child for 8-9 months:

  • 6.00 - breast milk;
  • 10.00 - porridge - 180 grams + fruit puree - 40 g;
  • 14.00 - vegetable soup - 160 grams of mashed potatoes + meat - 30 grams + 1/2 + yolk fruit juice - 40 ml;
  • 18.00 - yogurt - 160 ml + 40 grams of cottage cheese;
  • 22.00 - breast milk.

remember one essential rule of complementary feeding: always introduced only one new product.And only after you have entered it completely, you can start typing a new one.

Let your child grow big and healthy!

Galina Romanenko