Advice 1: How to enter vegetable mashed potatoes

Proper nutrition of the baby is the key to its future health. Therefore, one of the main challenges for parents is a careful approach to the introduction of the first feeding. After breast milk or adapted milk formula is the first food for a child, expanding his diet is fruit or vegetable puree. Remember that at this age, the main food is milk.
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You will need
  • A plate to feed the child.Flexible plastic spoon, so as not to hurt your baby's gums. For home cooking the essential blender and a sieve.
Vegetable puree is the first <<adult>> food for baby. Children breastfed or artificial feeding type the first vegetable feeding up no later than 6 months when a baby's digestive system is already able to digest fiber, starch, proteins and fats, but not earlier than 4 months, since it may be a digestive upset and allergic reactions.
Start feeding puree of vegetables with tender fiber for better absorption in the body of the child (cauliflower, pumpkin, broccoli). Later introduce more vegetables with crude fiber (cabbage, zucchini, potatoes, carrots).
Give your baby at the first stage of complementary feeding is only one component of mashed potatoes, for you to be able to assess the body's response to this product.
Encourage your child to start 1 tsp puree, or dip a finger in the bowl and thus give him a taste of the new food. Getting used to a new product you need on the recommendations of the world health organization from 5 to 7 days.
Increase the number of spoons of vegetable puree gradually, leading up to 7 months up to 100-150 g.
Try a new dish the second morning feeding, so as not to miss possible allergic reactions.
Do not start to introduce solid foods first, if the child after the vaccination or is sick
If the baby refuses to try vegetable puree, dilute it in breast milk or formula milk. The temperature of the mash should be the same as breast milk 37 o C.
If the child is still not eating, don't wait for 2-3 days and try again.
Do not continue supplemental feeding purees of vegetables, if you suddenly had a rash, itching, child anxiety, gas, diarrhea.
8 – 9 months vegetable mashed potatoes add cheese or yogurt. According to the Moscow research Institute of Pediatrics these products you can combine with already 5 – 6 months.
If you have decided to start to introduce solid foods after 4 months, check with your doctor-pediatrician. This is possible if the child shows interest in food and strive to try eating parents.
Not podslushivaet mashed potatoes – it may cause addictive baby tooth, the result of the failure of the baby from other food.
Do not use as food additives, salt and spices.
Useful advice
To improve the nutritional value of the vegetable puree, add breast milk or formula, this would give a more liquid consistency food for better absorption.
By 9 months, the child is able to eat more roughage, so you can give vegetables in the form of small soft pieces for the timely development of chewing skills.
If the child is rapidly gaining weight, start feeding with homogenised vegetable or fruit puree, if not gaining weight to normal, then to be desired.

Advice 2: When to give baby vegetable and fruit purees

With the beginning of feeding families have many questions about what to feed your baby and at what age. Sometimes moms and dads are unsure when to give the child mashed fruits and vegetables.
When to give baby vegetable and fruit purees

First solid foods: when to give the baby vegetable puree

Just a few decades ago, the first lure, which is recommended to begin the pediatricians were not vegetables. Familiarity with new flavors started out with juice, which gave almost after the first month of life. Today the point of view of doctors has changed and it is believed that breast milk or adapted formulas to fully provide all the needs of kid's body, which allows not to overload his digestive system concentrated juices. Because now the sauce is begun with vegetables, fruits or cereals.

Vegetable foods are recommended to those children who have no problems with weight gain, as with his lack of first menu add cereal. Vegetables should be given not before the child reaches 4 months, and for toddlers, breastfeeding, this period can be safely extended to six months. First choose the least allergenic vegetables, which include squash and broccoli or cauliflower.
We should not take all the recommendations on putting these or those vegetables just as best the needs of a baby can only know his mother and the doctor, whose opinion on complementary feeding based on knowledge of the characteristics of health.

When to give the child a fruit puree

In principle, initiate complementary feeding can and fruits. For this great apples and pears. But the difficulty lies in the fact that after the sweet taste of these fruits, not all children eat the neutral zucchini or cabbage. Regarding the timing of acquaintance with the fruits, they are similar to what is allotted to vegetables, that is, before the child reaches 4 months, you can not rush. And, unlike vegetables, fruits are given in much smaller quantities, because it is much easier to give them is not pure, and as a complement to other dishes, to cereals first, and then to the cream cheese.
For allergenic fruit type of citrus or red berries set still later date the introduction into the diet and up to six months to be in a hurry with them should not be, even if the child is prone to allergies.

Store-bought or homemade mashed potatoes: the advantages and disadvantages of

Many believe that the quality of mashed potatoes, prepared by his loving mother, can not be compared with the store, because no one knows what actually lies in the jars and how you've met all technology. But this is not true. The baby food production is tightly controlled and if you compare it with home, the latter may lead only in the case that is made from fruits grown in their own garden and cooked in the season of their growth. In winter even their own apples lose most of its properties, because the advantage is on the side of factory production.

Advice 3: How to introduce baby foods

By the 5th month the mother's milk satisfies the needs of the child in nutrients. But well, if you are already 2 months start giving him fruit and vegetable juices, of which the child's body receives extra vitamins and salt.
How to introduce baby foods

For the first time give him just a spoonful of juice — after feeding, the second time — two teaspoons, gradually increasing this amount to 1/4 Cup.

Of course, you need to be very careful because different organisms have different perceptions of the same food. If you notice that the stool of a baby is rare or that he vomits, stop giving juice for a few days. Children prone to constipation, unable to juice in larger quantities.

At the 5th month can increase the amount of juice to half glass, giving it 2-3 times a day after feeding or in between feedings. You can prepare juice of carrots, cherries, lemons, oranges, grapes, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.

In winter, the child is still at the 3rd month of life you can give fish oil. First give one drop in a spoon with expressed milk. Gradually increase to half a teaspoon, and finally brought to 1-2 teaspoons a day. But we should not forget that children are often suffering from gastrointestinal disorder, fish oil contraindicated.

Starting with the 5th month the child is good to give 5% from toasted cereal flour or semolina or vegetable puree. This food contains many nutrients necessary for growth of the organism — proteins, mineral salts, calcium, phosphorus, and especially iron, the stock of which in the liver of the child by this time exhausted. Feed your child 5 times a day in about 3.5 hours.

Complementary feeding of semolina or flour porridge should also be performed gradually, starting with 1-2 teaspoons before breast-feeding. Increase this number so that by the end of the week it could entirely replace one breast-feeding. Mess children make better than mashed potatoes; but there are children, such as diuretic, for which it is useful to begin feeding directly with a vegetable puree. To start complementary feeding at the time when the child is perfectly healthy. It is not recommended to start solid foods in the summer.

When the child gets used to the 5% oatmeal, start to give him 10%, which is much more nutritious. Starting with the 5th of the month can also give the child fruit and milk pudding. In addition to milk, the porridge can be cooked in vegetable stock, adding it to the yogurt.

Recommended by the end of the 6th month to give a child a lunch of vegetable puree, leaving the mess for the afternoon. At the same time twice a week put him in the mess in half the yolk, well cooked and mashed.

By the end of the 7th month morning breast-feeding it is useful to replace soaked in boiling water the sweet biscuit with the addition of crumbled cheese and butter. For lunch, before vegetable puree give the child 30-50 grams of meat or vegetable broth. In the broth you can add some rice or semolina — nothing else to put in it should not be.

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