Do babies drink milk first at 6 months or eat supplementary food first?
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Many mothers of babies said that in the process of adding complementary foods to their children, they found that the children would not like to eat them after drinking milk and then adding complementary foods. This is mostly the reaction of the children after they are full, but if Give your child complementary food first and then breastfeed. The child will often spit up milk, indicating that the child has eaten too much.
Indeed, people who are not Bao’s mom may find such a problem boring, but if Bao’s mom doesn’t have such a small amount of energy, how can the child be raised well enough?
To answer this question, we still have to go back to the age of the child. If it is six months after the child adds complementary food for the first time, it is still necessary to use breast milk as the main supplement and the principle of complementary food as a supplement. You can also add food between meals, that is, between two breastfeeds, just like we adults eat snacks.
Doing so will not only ensure the nutritional intake of the child, but also ensure that the child gradually adapts to the complementary food and gradually transitions from the complementary food to the staple food.
How to eat baby food supplement after six months?
6~7 months This stage is in the initial stage of adding complementary foods. It is necessary to add foods that are not easily allergic and easy to digest. The complementary food feeding is arranged at 1~2 times per day. The amount of milk needs to be controlled at about 700-800ml, and the number of feedings is generally 4-6 times. The details can be carried out according to the following figure:
In addition, mothers need to be aware that if there is a change in the number of milk meals, the amount of milk per meal may change, and the baby has just been exposed to complementary foods. If the baby has allergic symptoms such as flatulence, diarrhea, rash, etc., stop immediately and wait for the baby’s symptoms Try to add it as appropriate after it disappears.
7~9 months This stage is in the advanced stage of adding complementary foods. Finger foods need to be introduced, minced and small particles. Red meat is the first choice for meat. The complementary feeding is arranged 2 times a day. The amount of milk needs to be controlled at around 600~800ml, and the number of feedings is generally 4~5 times. The details can be carried out according to the following figure:
In addition, mothers need to be aware that if there is a change in the number of milk meals, the amount of milk per meal may change, and generally there is no special order for the baby's supplementary food, as long as the baby can accept it.
Adding time of complementary food
In principle, if our child enters 4 months, we can consider adding complementary food, but at the same time we can also refer to the following three criteria:
1. Can the baby sit firmly?
When our children can sit firmly on their own, then we can consider adding complementary foods to the children. This also includes the children sitting firmly with their backs on the back of the chair.
2. The baby’s tongue reflex disappears
If the baby's tongue-out reaction is still there, it will probably push the spoon into the mouth. Naturally, it is impossible for the baby to swallow and absorb the food.
Therefore, you can only wait until the child's tongue-out state disappears, which marks the arrival of the child's complementary food phase.
3. Interested in food
Many people mistakenly believe that babies are naturally fond of and can eat as soon as they are born, but that refers to breast milk. No matter how good things are placed in front of the newborn, he is not willing to be interested. Therefore, as a mother, we must wait. Be sure to wait for the child to suddenly feel the adult food, this is the best time for the child to eat supplementary food.
Even if our baby successfully enters the complementary feeding stage, we must strictly follow the common sense of scientific feeding. In line with the principle of adding only one ingredient at a time. From thin to thick, from less to more, from easy to digest to increase the difficulty of chewing.
In short, this is a gradual and orderly process, and you can neither rush it nor take it lightly. Good feeding accomplishes not only the physical health of the child, but also the future health cost of the child.