How to add complementary food to infants
Breastmilk is the best way to give your baby the best of your life. As you know, breastmilk is the perfect food for babies for the first four to six months. There are several good reasons for you to wait until at least half a year before adding other foods to your baby:
1. Since breastmilk is the most perfect, healthy and full-term babies do not need to give other foods in the first few months.
2. Too early to give food supplements can cause allergic reactions because their digestive system is still unable to accept foods other than breast milk.
3. When the baby starts to eat other foods, he is less likely to suck breastmilk, which will reduce the secretion of milk. Your child absorbs the worst food in the natural world instead of breast milk for thousands of years.
In the first year of the baby's life, breast milk is still an important source of infant nutrition. When the baby has not been supplemented before half a year old, breast milk is the most complete food for the baby. For healthy, full-term babies, the addition of nutrients is usually unnecessary. If the mother gets a good source of nutrients from the food she eats, the milk produced will supply all the nutrients the baby needs.
When can you start feeding food?
If the baby is almost six months old, you may already know that you should feed the baby instead of the clock. Babies will let you know when he is hungry and when he is full and does not want to suck. In the same way, he will let you know when he is ready to eat complementary food. He will show some signs that he is ready to start accepting other foods.
1. When you are about half-years old, reach out to grab something or grab something and send it to your mouth, or like to grab what your mother is about to eat.
2, the baby's back development can be a little support to sit, you may also find that he has begun to grow teeth.
3. When the baby is ready to accept the complementary food, the muscles of the tongue and mouth will develop so that the food on the tongue can be sent behind the mouth to complete the chewing action together.
You begin to feel that he suddenly is hungry and often has to feed on his milk. If the infant is less than six months old but the increase in infant feeding needs does not mean that he is ready to accept complementary foods, the short-term demand for breast milk during the growth will increase. If the baby is fed three or five days, the supply of milk will increase. The baby's needs will also return to normal. Conversely, for the legend of giving a baby a meal at night so that he can sleep overnight, some studies will give early comparisons of baby food supplements and those that are not given earlier, and as a result, they can sleep at night at the same age. If someone proves to your child that he has been able to sleep for the night after he has given the complementary food, it is very likely that the baby had already started sleeping before.
Baby food holds a large market
In the era of our great-grandmothers, preparing food supplements was very simple. The complementary food that the baby just started is made from the food that the family eats, made into a paste or cut into small pieces. Today's mothers are confused about starting to prepare baby food.
In their advertisements, baby food manufacturers emphasize that complementary foods should be started from the baby's weight gain or reach 13 pounds (5.8 kilograms). This is the starting point for infants who are breastfeeding and they are starting to add supplementary foods to infants. The time is not appropriate. Because some breast-fed infants, weight gains are very fast at the beginning. They often increase to twice the weight or reach 13 pounds when they are two to four months old. This weight is not related to their ability to digest complementary foods.
When mothers increasingly understand the nutritional needs of their babies, they are puzzled by the manufacturer's manufacturing of good baby foods, which usually contain additives, synthetics, sugar, salt, and preservatives. Those baby foods are quite expensive compared to fresh fruits and vegetables. If you want to use commercially available baby food, make sure to read the instructions on the label to avoid unnecessary additives.
How to start feeding
At the beginning, your attitude toward giving baby food supplements is more important than the experience others tell you. You don't need to feed your baby very well, just start with a few tablespoons and then slowly increase. Of course, it is based on the child's wishes.
Keep in mind that babies are in no mood to try new foods during extreme hunger. In the first few weeks, it is best to feed them after eating them. The two most suitable times are 9-10 am and 3-4 pm Point, because then you do not have to worry about delaying the cooking time.
When eating new foods for babies, first of all, eat 1 or 2 spoons at a time, once or twice a day, and increase the servings each time. After a week, if there are no allergies, try another one. For new foods, infants are prone to adverse reactions to food allergies after six months or so, and may be possible after six months. If a food has an allergic reaction, such as wheezing, skin irritation, ass sore, etc., then you have to stop for a week, so two or three times, if still the same, you must stop eating for more than six months.
Remember, it's a bit messy to be indispensable in every game. At the beginning of the complementary feeding, the whole process is a game for the baby and expects him to play with his food. He can learn to feel, smash, smear and taste the food. If you are going to do this, don't be affected by the joy that he often wipes his face before he finishes eating. When he is eating, you can give the baby a big bib or take off his clothes (only the diapers are left), and then take it and rinse it. You can use old newspapers or plastic mats under the high chair to protect your floor (especially when carpeted).
In the first few weeks, some mothers like to use a shredder, a food processor, or an infant food grinder to make food as shredded as canned baby food. Infants who normally start eating food from six months of age do not need to do so. Simply leave some unsalted part of the food for the family and cut it into small pieces.
It should be reminded that the baby at this time has a great emotional response to any of the different ways. When your baby practices his own grabbing of food, don't leave him alone and leave. Make sure there is no food in his mouth when he is lying, so as not to get stuck in the throat and pick it up. (This article is from the International Breastfeeding Council brochure)