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: 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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