How to feed a baby in 6 months
As a rule, the age of a 6-month-old baby is the optimal time to begin introducing complementary foods in the menu. This means that in addition to breast milk or infant formula, additional feeding of the baby with food and liquids begins. A half-year-old baby can already begin to need additional nutrients and energy, in addition to those that he receives from breast milk or an adapted mixture. To expand the diet was easy and simple, you must adhere to the main recommendations for feeding a baby for 6 months.
As a rule, with the introduction of complementary foods, mothers adhere to two main directions:
Traditional is the older method of feeding. When he followed his principles in six months, the kid was already getting quite a varied menu, different recipes were used, since it was possible to start lure a little earlier. With the progressive scheme of feeding and the introduction of complementary foods, it is considered that until the age of six months, the baby is fully provided with all the necessary nutrients coming from breast milk or a mixture. Later lure provides a gentle load on the children’s digestive system in six months. The WHO recommendations on child nutrition also specify the age of a 6-month-old child.
The only example, when you should not start this lure - these are signs of a child's rickets, anemia, problems with stool. In all other cases porridge is perfect for first feeding. It is worth choosing the product without gluten and milk. Recipes of the first domestic porridges are offered for buckwheat, rice, corn. Pre-grits are crushed. Very well-proven and baby food industrial production. Porridge can be cooked on water or breast milk, a child's adapted mixture. The consistency must be sufficiently liquid. The daily volume can reach 150 g.
A pediatric scheme for introducing complementary foods starts to introduce a single product. The first volume is half a teaspoon, which equals 5-10 g. After that, the next day the dose can already be doubled. For a week, the volume is brought to the required number of grams in six months. The next week you can start to introduce the new product. We start with half a teaspoon. Gradually adding a new vegetable or fruit to the familiar, replace it completely, bringing it to the required volume.
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