To enter solid foods to a child on artificial feeding , you can start with four to five months. At first inject a small portion (1-2 teaspoons) of a single product. Then a portion of the increase and completely replace her one feeding. Gradually introduced into the diet of new meals. To offer solid foods to the baby's spoon before feeding the milk mixture.
The first days feeding is administered during the afternoon feeding. Each subsequent new product is introduced with an interval of not less than one week. Absolutely can not start to introduce solid foodswhen the baby is sick or he was given preventive vaccination. All products for solid foodsand should be in the form of puree. Otherwise the baby will have difficulty swallowing.
For the first feedingand ideal vegetable puree. It contains lots of vitamins and fiber, does not cause allergies and is easily digested. Start with broccoli or zucchini. Be patient – because vegetables are not familiar to the kid, he needs to get used to the new food.
From six months you can offer baby cereal – first, buckwheat, corn or rice. With eight months you can give oatmeal or semolina porridge, porridge with butter or oil (3-4 grams). To begin the introduction of solid foodsand cereal should be only in case if the child is not gaining weight or has diarrhea.
The next step will be the introduction in the diet of fruit puree and juice.
Avoid purees of exotic fruits and berries. Remember that tasting a sweet dish, the baby may refuse to eat it pretty fresh vegetables. Try as late as possible to enter into the diet of the child sugar and salt.
Cottage cheese, eggs, dairy products and meat should also be introduced gradually. Cheese and dairy products – six months, hard-boiled eggs and meat (rabbit, Turkey, lean pork) – 7-8 months, fish and milk – not earlier than 9-10 months. Quantity of curd by the end of the first year of a child's life should not exceed 50 g per day, yolk give no more than twice a week, fish one to two times a week.
The scheme of introduction of complementary foodsand should be agreed with the paediatrician, taking into account individual peculiarities of child development. It is necessary to carefully monitor the condition of the skin and the stool of the child. When allergic reactions or quality change the child's chair should be lifted immediately introduce the product and consult a specialist.