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Expanding the diet of a naturally fed baby
WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age. Some infants require the introduction of complementary foods before 6 months of age, but their earlier introduction of foods may be decided by their doctor, based on their individual, specific needs. From 7 to 24 months, there is a period of gradual transition from exclusive breastfeeding to native foods called complementary feeding (PAHO 2003). Complementary foods should contain what the naturally fed baby begins to lack, i.e., foods rich in iron, zinc, and vitamins. They should be introduced gradually, adapted to the child’s individual needs, maturity and rate of skill development.
What should breastfeeding look like during this period?
The baby should continue to be fed on demand. In the second six months, the number of feeds is approx. In the second six months, the number of feeds is approx. 6-8, and in the second year of life, 3-5 feeds per day are sufficient. The rhythm of feedings remains unchanged, and complementary meals are gradually introduced between feedings. If a baby doesn’t want to suckle after a meal, you can feed him before. During this time, we watch over the child’s oral hygiene. For the prevention of caries, the child should not sleep with the breast in its mouth. If a two-year-old boy comes to suck at night, you can give him a bigger supper or feed him with water.
What foods should be introduced?
The order in which foods are introduced does not matter much. More and more experts agree that it is unfeasible and unreasonable to impose on parents what to give their child. Use common sense and logic. Start with foods that are easily digestible, valuable and easy to assimilate. These can be rice cereals, boiled vegetables (carrots, potatoes, broccoli, etc.), fruit (apples, pears, bananas). Then small amounts of cereal porridge, ground meat, egg, or chopped raw vegetables. The next stages are fish, yogurt and cheese.
Consistency of foods introduced
At the beginning (6-8 months of age), it is recommended to give a baby thick cereals, oatmeal, and finely ground products – smooth mashed potatoes. From 9-11 months, finely chopped, crushed foods and soft foods can be given by hand. From 12-13 months, feed chopped or crushed foods from the family table.
The order in which flavors are introduced
Research says that a toddler’s early experiences with food may influence his food preferences. Accepting the taste of vegetables, compared to fruit, is more difficult. Don’t be discouraged! Giving a variety of vegetables repeatedly will help the toddler get used to their taste. Vegetables should be introduced before fruit, and fruit usually after 2 weeks, while vegetables should be continued.
What to do if the toddler refuses additional meals
Try to feed the child during family meals. Feed calmly and attentively, gently encourage the child to eat on its own. Do not use coercion. If the toddler still refuses to eat, make further attempts, choosing other products, combinations, tastes. Minimize external stimuli if the child is distracted while eating.
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