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Complementary feeding your child when and how?

Before any mother at one point raises the question of the need to introduce into the diet of the child's quality of new products. And if before the doctors advice boiled down to an early introduction of the yolk and apple juice, at the present time their recommendations are diametrically opposed.

Complementary feeding your child when and how?

There are certain rules of complementary feeding - a qualitatively new foods in a child's diet. Ways weaning a few, there is the lure of pediatrics (children gradually introduced always mashed food), there is the lure of Teachers (the child receives a meal with the general adult table pieces). We talk about the introduction of complementary foods is pediatric.

To make a decision about the beginning of the introduction of new products in the diet of the child, should be guided by several factors.

1. The child's age from 4.5 to 6 months (if the child is breastfed, it is not earlier than 5.5 months.

2. The child must be able to sit on their own or with support on a chair.

3. The child is able to take food from a spoon.

4. The child disappeared protective reflex expulsion tongue pieces from his mouth.

5. The child is healthy.

6. Preventive vaccination during the introduction of complementary foods should not be carried out.

7. Lure is introduced in the first half of the day.

8. Lure invited the child to breastfeeding or formula.

Towards a new baby food also imposed some requirements:

1. The food should be homogeneous and puree.

2. Keep only one product (monocomponent food).

3. The lure must be warm.

4. Freshly prepared or just open (if it's food from a jar).

5. Food for the kid should not contain salt, sugar, spices, starch, and dietary supplements, the more flavors and dyes.

Choosing what food to feed the child, to cook yourself or buy ready-made products to you. If you are confident in the quality of those products, of which cook food to your baby, you can prepare yourself lure. If complementary foods you buy in the supermarket or on the market from unknown person, then it is better to trust in children's food industry as before to get on the table for your child, these products have passed a number of studies.

For the first complementary foods currently pediatricians recommend using vegetable puree or porridge. And porridge selected only in the case when the child nedobiraet your body weight. In all other cases it is better to start feeding baby vegetable puree. You can choose from any of vegetables to the baby. It may be cauliflower, broccoli or zucchini. Start the introduction of vegetable purée should be gradual with half a teaspoon, gradually increasing the daily volume of 100-150 ml. It will take about two weeks. After this time, offer the child a new taste. So, if you feed the baby cauliflower, can be given, such as broccoli. A week later suggest zucchini child. On the introduction of vegetable foods it will take about one month.

Now you can try the porridge. Kashi can cook yourself, and you can buy ready-made cereal baby food. They are good because they are usually fortified with vitamins, minerals and even probiotics. Cooked very quickly and are pleasant to the taste. Keep in mind that in order to explore the cereals will not fit all cereals and flakes. The child can offer dairy-free and gluten-free cereals: buckwheat, rice, corn. At one week in a new taste. They should not contain other components than those child tried. How would it not have been beautifully written that it is buckwheat porridge apple and apricot. As a child with these flavors are not familiar, it is better not to start getting to know them porridge together. In case of allergic reactions or intolerances will have to remove from the diet of a child, both of these products. Another three weeks will go on trial cereals.

After porridge can acquaint the child with the meat, which you can add in the vegetable puree. meat requirements are simple: low-fat, homogeneous substance. You can cook yourself, you can buy canned baby. Carefully read the part on the jar and evaluate shelf life. The canned meat should not be anything other than meat. You can offer your child a turkey, beef, lamb, lean pork, for sensitive children prone to allergies the best choice would be a rabbit or horse meat. Stick to the rules - a new taste in a week!

After a child acquainted with meat, you can offer him cheese, and then a fruit puree hypoallergenic fruit - apples, pears or plums. Juices in the child's diet is not administered before 10 months of life, before drinking it is desirable to dissolve drinking water. By 10-11 mes.zhizni child can introduce kefir or yogurt. At the same age, you can start to teach food pieces. For example, vegetables, boil and mash with a fork, from meat to make meatballs and mash them too. The vegetable soup you can add the yolk of chicken (no more than ½ pcs.) Or quail eggs. The fish is in the child's diet (cod, perch) introduced close to a year, or the year after, instead of receiving the meat once or twice a week.

Thus, by the end of the first year of life the child's approximate diet menu will be as follows. Breakfast - porridge 150-200 g, 30-50 g of fruit puree, juice (juice, compote), 30 ml. Lunch - soup of vegetables in the vegetable broth 150-170 grams, 50 grams of meat balls, tea or compote '30 Snack - 50g cheese, fruit puree 50-100 g, cookies or crackers '10 Dinner - kefir or yogurt 170- 200 g saved morning and evening breast-feeding, applying for the child's request and naps. If the baby is bottle-fed, the mixture at 6 o'clock in the morning and before bedtime.

Bon Appetit!