Proper nutrition of the baby is the key to his future health. Therefore, one of the main tasks for parents is a careful approach to the introduction of the first complementary foods. After breast milk or adapted formula milk, the first meal for the baby to expand his diet is fruit or vegetable puree. Remember that at this age, the main food is milk.
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Vegetable puree is the first <> food for a baby. For breastfed or bottle-fed children, introduce the first vegetable complementary food no later than 6 months, when the child's digestive system is already capable of digesting fiber, starch, proteins and fats, but not earlier than 4 months, because digestive upset and allergic reactions may occur.
Start feeding puree from vegetables with delicate fiber, for better absorption in the child's body (cauliflower, pumpkin, broccoli). Later, introduce vegetables with coarser fiber (white cabbage, zucchini, potatoes, carrots).
At the first stage of complementary feeding, give your baby only one-component puree so that you can assess the body's reaction to this product.
Offer your child 1 tsp to start. puree, or dip your finger in a plate and so give him a taste of new food. To get used to a new product, it is necessary, according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, from 5 to 7 days.
Increase the number of spoons of vegetable puree gradually, bringing by 7 months to 100-150 g.
Try a new dish on your second morning feed so you don't miss any possible allergic reactions.
Do not start introducing the first complementary food if the child is sick after vaccination or
If your baby refuses to try vegetable puree, dilute it with breast milk or formula. The temperature of the puree should be the same as that of breast milk, 37 ° C.
If the child still does not eat, do not force, postpone it for 2-3 days and try again.
Do not continue the introduction of complementary foods from vegetables, if you suddenly have a rash, itching, anxiety of the child, gas, diarrhea.
By 8 - 9 months add cottage cheese or yogurt to the vegetable puree. According to the Moscow Research Institute of Pediatrics, these products can be combined from 5 to 6 months.