Problems you will encounter in the early days of complementary foods
In the early days of complementary foods, mothers will encounter various situations. Here we will answer a few common questions, so that mothers have a general psychological preparation for the early stages of complementary foods.
Q: My wonderful daughter has 4 days and 4 months. I have been breastmilk instead. I want to ask, do I have to add complementary food to my baby after 4 months?
(October Bao Miao Miao Mama) A: Breast milk contains full-value nutrients, which can satisfy 0?
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June) Comprehensive needs for infant growth and development.
Because the amount of breast milk secretion can increase with the development of the baby in the early stage (within 4 months), it reaches the highest secretion after 4 months.
But at this time, breastfeeding alone cannot fully meet the nutritional needs of infant growth and development. Therefore, most infants
Supplementary foods were added in June; then, 4?
In June, the coordination of the digestive system and organs of babies has gradually been able to adapt to other foods other than breast milk. Transforming digestive enzymes have also become active, and you can also try to add complementary foods.
The timely addition of complementary foods can allow babies to gradually adapt to various foods, and gradually complete the transition from completely relying on breast milk nutrition to relying on other food nutrients in nature, and to completely adapt to human food after weaning.
It is particularly suggested here that you should gradually add formula to your baby every day before weaning, so that he can adapt.
Because the first year of age should be mainly milk, after the first year of age should also add a certain amount of milk to the baby.
The modern view of nutrition proposes: variety, balanced nutrition, and appropriate supplementation.
Therefore, to cultivate a baby’s good eating behavior should start from infancy.
Addition of complementary food is the main content.
Q: When a baby eats complementary food, he always spit it out. This is what to eat. Half of it is wasted.
(Natural fruit) A: Feeding at this stage must be patient.
If your baby pushes food out of his mouth, don’t worry, just relax.
Most babies do this instinctively initially, which is their fear of food.
When accustomed, this reflection of the tongue disappears.
If he doesn’t seem interested, take the food away and try again in a day or a few days.
Babies have different appetites every day.
Babies show you that they are full by turning their heads in front of a spoon, or closing their lips tightly.
When babies show signs that they are full, don’t force them to eat more food, because this is a harm to the baby and things are worse.
The mother should not be too worried, at this stage, formula or breast milk can meet all his nutritional needs.
Tips: Choose the timing of supplementary food supplements to remind moms that the time to start this work can be selected every morning.
Because the mood is good in the morning, so is the baby.
I woke up in the morning and kept talking and laughed.
At this time the baby is most conducive to receiving food other than milk.
Q: How do I know that my baby can start feeding complementary foods? Certain conditions must be shown to make me understand that I should add complementary foods to my baby?
The specific time of supplementary food supplementation should be based on the specific situation of the baby, such as the weight gain of less than 500 grams per month; or the feeding time is longer than the past; or the baby has abnormal performance after feeding, such as crying, irritability, etc., indicating that the amount of breast milk is no longerEnough, it’s time to add complementary food.
In addition, the baby has some other manifestations: drooling, nipple biting and toys, seeing adults pouting, eyes bright, etc.
This shows that you can consider adding complementary food to your baby.
But the specific situation also needs specific arrangements.
If the baby is fat, it should be added later during premature babies or during illness. You can also ask the doctor for advice on supplementary food.
If the baby is completely formula-fed, he should start to add complementary food after he is 4 months of age.
Q: Are there any places that need our attention in the supplementary food supplementation, which are the detours of the older mothers, which need our special attention?
A: The misunderstanding of adding complementary foods: 1) Some mothers mix food with infant formula and put it in the bottle, and use a large hole pacifier to feed.
This is wrong.
Babies need to learn how food tastes and how it feels when they put it in their mouths.
Put a small amount of food in front of your baby’s tongue, and slowly let him learn to chew and swallow.
2) Add complementary foods before going to bed.
This will make it impossible!
The digestive function of the baby at night is relatively attenuated. Adding food can only increase the burden on the baby’s urethra and cause the baby to cry.
There may be differences Every mother will know that there are individual differences among babies.
Therefore, when you start to cultivate your baby’s eating habits, you must also teach them according to their aptitude.
Don’t move books bluntly. Let your baby feel that eating is a process that is both happy and enjoyable.
It is also necessary to fully believe in the baby’s self-protection ability. Once eat more and eat less, the absorbed nutrients must meet the needs of growth and development.
Reference criteria: weight and mood.