First Papinha – Transition, Tips and Recipes

This moment is unique! After 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding or 4 months of artificial breastfeeding, the first foods other than milk begin to be introduced into the baby’s daily life. The first baby food is a milestone of the baby’s growth and will certainly provide a unique face at the first spoonful or different taste that he tastes.

 

Moment of Food Introduction – Juices

The introduction of new foods is guided by the baby’s pediatrician, according to the world health organization, breastfeeding must be exclusive until the sixth month and then other foods must be presented to the baby. The first step in this transition is juices. Usually the most used juices are:

  • Lime orange
  • Apple
  • Carrot
  • Papaya
  • Melon
  • Beetroot

Vegetable juices? yea! These are rich in vitamins and can give a kick to the first baby food in addition to being excellent. Making the juice is very simple, most of it is to beat with filtered water in the blender, or in the case of the orange, squeeze and always strain for babies younger than 7 months . Juices should be offered as soon as they are made, vitamins should be present in their full amount when offered to the baby.

Sweet Poppies

The second step in introducing baby food is sweet baby food. These may be more common fruits. But of course citrus fruits should be avoided as much, both because they do not taste good for the baby and because of the acid taste that the baby can easily reject. Banana silver, banana apple, apple, pear, papaya, melon and many others can make the baby taste since the sweetest food can please the palate more .

Baby Food

The third and final step is the introduction of the first savory baby food. This salty baby food should be made with one food at a time to check the baby’s acceptance. Initially it can be made with potatoes, carrots, mandioquinha or parsnips, yams and later more food can be added together.

Tip for First Baby Food

A good tip is to offer baby food to the baby in the first week each day for a taste and see what pleases you most. In the second week a more diverse baby food can start to be offered. Here is a recipe for savory baby food:

  • 1 potato
  • 1 piece of pumpkin
  • Half carrot
  • 2 leaves of spinach
  • 2 pieces of chicken breast
  • Onion and salt or sea salt

Preparation method

With a small drizzle of olive oil fry the chicken, the onion. Then place the vegetables and cover with filtered water. Salt should be added sparingly or not even included, depending on the mother’s taste and the pediatrician’s guidance.

The meat must be removed before the soup is mashed, sifted or beaten . Meat for the baby only after 11 months. The first baby food can be passed through the sieve or beat in the blender or mixer, although some experts advise never to go through the blender.

Chewing should be encouraged early. The BLW method is good proof that babies do not choke so easily, this method consists of feeding the baby by their own hands.

Learn More About the BLW Method.

Tips for washing food from both juice and baby food – Wash all the fruits or vegetables to be extracted from the juice or for the first baby food. A specific sponge for this purpose can be very useful. Wash food with a chemical-free sponge under running water only, this is very important.

Reader Experience

See below the tips and testimony from Daiane Stachanczyk 25 years old and mom from Melissa 7 months old, reader of the blog that tells her experiences with her baby’s first baby food.

Changing Diapers: Has your baby been breastfed exclusively or has formula been introduced?
Daiane: No. We included LA when Melissa was 4 months old, she woke up during the night and didn’t gain weight at all and this was the solution we found together with her pediatrician.

Changing Diapers: When did the baby come into contact with the first food other than milk?
Daiane: At 5 months, due to the low weight, it was recommended by the pediatrician to introduce other foods.
Good morning Patricia!

Changing Diapers: What is the first solid food the baby tasted, both sweet and salty?
Daiane: The sweet was banana, and salty was chicken porridge with carrots and manioc.

Changing Diapers: Juices, what was the first fruit he tasted? Which one does he like most these days?
Daiane: The first fruit juice was lime orange, she loved it and remains her favorite.

Changing Diapers: Does the baby already eat normal food or still eat baby food?
Daiane: She already eats normal food at her option, when she turned 7 months old she started refusing the baby food, we tried normal food and it was.

Changing Diapers: Tell a brief funny or remarkable experience with baby’s baby food.
Daiane: Melissa learned to blow and the fun was to blow the food, she had a lot of fun with it, we didn’t really like it.

Changing Diapers: A baby food recipe for moms who will start introducing baby food.
Daiane: 2 mandioquinhas, half a carrot, spinach leaves, 1 diced chicken fillet, garlic, onion and olive oil. Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil, fry the chicken, place the cassava and carrot, when they are almost cooked, place the spinach, after cooked, step in the mixer to reduce the pieces.

See also: Weaning – When and How Can It Be Done?

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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.

Dr. Alexis Hart

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.

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