Moms, it is so good to see our little ones grow up, and one of the phases that I particularly like is to start giving foods other than breast milk, or artificial milk. If the baby suckles exclusively on the breast , this happens in the 6th month. It is where the pediatrician starts to insert the juices, fruits and a little time after the baby food. With babies who breastfeed, this happens a little earlier, around 3, 4 months. With my children, even breastfeeding, I always adhered to the recommendations of my oldest daughter’s first pediatrician, she recommended me to give salty foods around the 5th month. They are baby food whipped in a blender and with several light foods that are easy for children to accept.
How to Start Introducing?
The pediatrician will guide you, but even then some moms may have doubts, so I’ll give you some tips on how to introduce baby food without fright and without fear. It usually starts with the little ones. They are suquinhos of natural and non-acidic fruits such as lime orange, apple juice, carrot juice, watermelon. In the first juice, the ideal is for the mother to observe if the baby has any radical changes in the poop . If you get out of order, you have to cut it out to talk to the pediatrician about it. After the juice, the introduction of the fruits themselves, such as mashed bananas, apples, papayas and other appropriate ones, which are not acidic, such as grapes, passion fruit, etc., begins. Acidic fruits can bake the baby in addition to clear to do harm. After this successful phase it is time for the baby food!
But how to prepare the baby’s first baby food? I usually do it as follows:
- 1 small potato
- half carrot
- 1 piece of meat or chicken
- 1 puff of salt
- hot water
I fry the onion in a very small drizzle of olive oil and then brown the meat. I add the chopped vegetables and a little water to cook, but don’t cover it so it doesn’t get too watery and still a pinch of salt. After that I remove the meat and knead it very well, put it through the sieve or beat it in a blender . Of course, you can introduce many more vegetables, but for the first time this is enough to introduce salty foods to the child. As the baby grows, the mother can put more things in the soup, such as grains, rice, lentils, chickpeas and beans. After a while you can beat the meat together with the vegetables.
I also used to make a recipe and freeze it in glass jars, I sterilized the glasses with hot water and put the portion for each day and took it to the freezer, after hard, I covered it and it saved time in the kitchen and at the time of hunger. baby, I already had it on hand, it was enough to defrost it in the microwave. The foods that children tend to like most are potatoes, carrots, mandioquinha or parsnips, broccoli and Japanese strawberries. Of course, there are some foods like gherkin, yams, beets, which have to be presented to the baby, so he gets used to eating everything and especially to like it, to tune the palate as my mother says. Go testing and so you find out which foods are best accepted by the baby, the intake of natural juices fruits and vegetables is very important at this stage. It is so common to see videos of babies making faces at this stage, and this is due to the very different tastes that he experiences in this new stage. I die laughing every time I see it!
Babies’ faces when trying new tastes !!
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See also: Infant Feeding – BLW Method
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.