Whether to give the child dairy products until one year of age?
Difficult question for an accurate answer it is necessary to clearly understand the reason for breastfeeding add a porridge. It is believed that breast milk has the perfect composition and is the only product suitable for feeding to a year.
However, there is a situation in which complementary foods in the form of milk porridge is the only way to ensure your child's nutrition. Try to list the main reasons for the transition to mixed feeding with the addition of milk porridge:
- mother's milk in quantity does not cover the child's need for food;
the baby is constantly hungry, not gaining weight;
breast milk some liquid is required to raise the caloric intake of the child;
- the mixture used to replace breast milk, the baby does not tolerate;
- there is a shortage of b vitamins;
- for some reason there is no opportunity to continue to feed the child breast milk or formula milk.
The enumeration could continue, but this is not mandatory. Clearly the main thing: there are situations in which mother, together with the paediatrician decides to start to feed the baby cheerios. Cereals are rich in minerals, proteins of vegetable origin and vitamins of group B.
When to start?
Usually to lure the kas does not begin before the age when the gastrointestinal tract of the child is already accustomed to fruit and vegetable puree, that is not earlier than 4-6 months. But sometimes the porridge is the first solid foods. Doctors can make such recommendations in the case of poor weight gain.
Usually choose a baby cereal, such as rice, corn or buckwheat, cooked without milk at first, and then on diluted milk. Grits is ground in a coffee grinder, or cooked cereal break with a blender and give the baby through the nipple. Kashi whole grain is not recommended to give informed 9-10 months.
Some moms prefer to buy cereals in the form of dry mixes for baby food. Ready-made cereals are convenient, but their residue cannot be heated. This rule, under any circumstances, be violated. No manufacturer can guarantee the sterility of infant formula or porridge, cooked porridge can be a breeding ground for microorganisms to multiply rapidly. When their concentration in the product exceeds the safe level, the product can be extremely dangerous for the health of the child! Do not leave that the child not eat for the next feeding.
Semolina was considered for a long time the perfect in order to start to lure a baby. But the composition is much poorer semolina, rice, buckwheat or corn. Rich in carbohydrates and poor in fiber, semolina preferred at a later age. Today, nutritionists and pediatricians suggest not to get too carried away grout in the diet of infants.
Rice porridge spares the gut of the baby, but is contraindicated in a child suffering from constipation. It is rich in vitamins and amino acids. Corn shown in gluten intolerance. Corn porridge prevents fermentation in the intestines. Buckwheat and oat cereals in its composition is most rich and vitamins and dietary fiber, and minerals. They give the child a lot of energy, it is preferable to give them in the first half of the day. These grains are rich in fiber, this prevents the child's constipation.
How to cook?
To prepare child porridge best, first razvarivaya cereals in water, then, at the end of cooking, add the milk. While the child is not used to whole cow's milk, it should be half diluted with boiled water. In any case it is not necessary to give the child goat's milk or cook the porridge on it. Increased fat content in it is dangerous for the intestines of an infant.
During the formation of the digestive system of the child must carefully and thoughtfully relate to his food. Be careful when choosing the diet of the baby. The reward for your hard work and care to be happy smile on the face of your healthy baby!