Advice 1: What can the child in 5 months

What should be included in the daily diet of 5-month-old child? This question sooner or later begins to worry many parents. Besides pediatricians agree that 5 months is the age when you should start solid foods. The main thing in this question is not to overdo it, as there is a risk of allergic reactions. If you notice the reaction of the kid on any product, cancel the feeding and be sure to consult a specialist.
What can the child in 5 months

The correct lure

In five months the main child nutrition remains breast milk or formula. On the day the child eats about a kilogram of food, on average, for five feedings a day. It is important that the baby receives the necessary minimum vitamins, especially important of which are D and C.

To introduce solid foods should start with half a teaspoon, carefully watching the reaction and gradually increasing the dose as the child gets used to the new taste, and with the obligatory absence of allergic reactions. Where do you start? And you can start with cereal, juice or smoothie, in its sole discretion.


To start complementary feeding with porridge especially good for those children who are slowly gaining weight. The first cereal for your baby can be oat or buckwheat. You can cook at home yourself or buy ready-made porridge in the store. If you decide to cook for your child mess yourself, you have two options: the first is to cook the rump and grind through. The second is to grind cereals into flour and cook. In the second method, the cereal is more homogeneous.


If your child won't bother frequent regurgitation, no problem with weight and development, the first lure there may be one-component and puree. Start by asking the child Solenoe Apple. Take Apple, peeled and scraped the flesh with a teaspoon. Similarly, it is possible to acquaint the child with a banana, pear, apricot, and after all these fruits are introduced to solid foods and Allergy was not followed, can mix flavors.

You can also enter and vegetable purees of broccoli, pumpkin, zucchini. You can prepare it yourself or you can buy ready-made puree in cans.


Juices begin to give a single component, with half a teaspoon, preferably dilute with water in a ratio of 2/3, gradually bringing the daily volume to 30 ml. To start, introduce the baby with Apple juice, then with plum, apricot, cherry, carrot.
Remember, fruit juice is not a replacement for fruit puree: fruit puree contains much more nutrients!

Sample menu for a child 5 months

Since the second half of the fifth month, the daily diet of your child can be like this:
6.00 - feeding breast milk;
10.00 - mashed vegetables (150 g) 1/2 egg yolk and 3 tablespoons of fruit puree;
14.00 - feeding breast milk, 2 teaspoons of cottage cheese, 5-6 tablespoons of juice;
18.00 - feeding breast milk; 5-6 teaspoons of juice;
22.00 - feeding breast milk.

Or you can try this menu:
6.00 - feeding breast milk;
10.00 am - porridge (150 g), a few teaspoons of cottage cheese, 5-6 tablespoons fruit juice;
14.00 - feeding breast milk, fruit purée (50g);
18.00 - mashed vegetables (150 g) 1/2 egg yolk, 5-6 teaspoons of fruit juice or 3 tablespoons of one of fruit puree;
22.00 - feeding breast milk.

For a child who is on artificial feeding, in the fifth month, we recommend the following menu:
6.00 - mixture (200 g) or yogurt (200 g );
10.00 am - porridge (e.g. oatmeal or buckwheat) - 150 g cheese - 2 teaspoons of fruit puree - 3 table spoons;
14.00 - mixture (200 g) or yogurt (200 g ), fruit juice - 5-6 teaspoons;
18.00 - one of vegetable puree (150 g) 1/2 egg yolk, fruit juice - 5-6 teaspoons;
22.00 - mixture (200 g) or yogurt (200 g).
Remember, eating habits are laid in the first 3 years of a child's life – time encourage your child to "strangers" useful tastes – and he will love them always!

Most importantly, remember that for five-month-old baby the best food than mother's milk simply does not exist.

Advice 2 : How to feed a baby in the first 5 months of life

Dear sweet, helpless creature is a child in the first days and months of his life. He needs your love, your concerns. Whether to grow the child alive and healthy depends on you. How much should know a young mother! But most importantly, how to feed. Food sustains life in any age, but for infants it is particularly important. With good and proper feeding of the child receives natural immunity against disease and grow cheerful.
How to feed a baby in the first 5 months of life

Therefore, immediately after the birth, you should set the mode of feeding. Try to give him food through a precisely defined period of time 2.5-3 hours. Very soon the stomach of the baby acquires reflex rhythmically allocated juices, and the baby will get used to eating at certain times.

Mother's milk

Every mother should nurse her baby. With mother's milk the child receives not only all the necessary for its existence and growth nutrients, but also protective of the mother's body that protect it from diseases. In addition, the milk obtained directly from the breast, is sterile; it's lighter than all other food is digested and digestible child stomach.

After childbirth both mother and baby need to rest. After only 12 hours, during which the newborn is given to sweetened boiled water (5% sugar), it can be applied to the chest. Before feeding it is necessary to thoroughly wash hands with soap and water and wash the nipple, together with the pigmented part around it) with a cotton swab dipped 3% solution of boric acid. Decant a few drops of milk with them removed infiltrated into the channels of germs. If after birth, you can't feed your baby lying down, leaning forward.

Later, when your body will get stronger, you have to feed, sitting on a chair with a backrest and putting a small stool under the foot under the right, if you feed right breast and under the left, if left. With one hand hold the child, and the other to hold the breast so that it was between the second and third fingers. The mouth of a child should not only cover the nipple, but the pigment stain around it. Often the child pushes the nose to the chest and therefore can't suck in peace. Keep this from happening. It sucking cold. In this case, before feeding to the nose of the child should be drip drops. It is important to feed the baby in silence as the conversations distract him. When the baby sucks well, heard the sound of swallows.

After birth the amount of milk (colostrum) from the nurse are very small — each breast is able to separate during feeding only 10-15 grams of colostrum. This number increases after the 3rd day, reaching to the 7-th day of 700, by the end of the second month — 800, and by the end of the 5th month to 1000 grams per day. Enough milk the child receives, can be set by weighing. Weigh the baby before and after feeding at various hours of the day, because in the morning more milk and less in the evening. Checking the child's weight every week, you can add in the weight enough. If the newborn have enough milk, he gaining weight continuously — in the first 3 months, about 800 grams, then 600 grams, and by the end of the year — 500 grams per month. If you reduce the amount of milk the child urinate less often, and stool from the Golden yellow it becomes green and slimy.

Serious causes of premature weaning baby from the breast are cases of serious maternal illness — severe anemia, chronic nephritis, mental and acute infectious disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. If a nursing mother gets sick with typhus, dysentery, etc., feeding should be suspended, but take care that the milk does not disappear. For this you need to pump it regularly. After recovery mother feeding continues. If the mother contracted whooping cough, feed the baby can be specially expressed milk. With the disease of chicken pox, sore throat, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, inflammation of the lungs of a child can be fed, while respecting the strictest hygiene. In this case, the mother should wear a mask made from four layers of gauze. The appearance of menstruation is not a reason for weaning baby from the breast. If a breastfeeding mother gets pregnant again, feeding can be continued at most up to 7-8 months. Further feeding can severely Deplete her.

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