There is no end to the parents’ perturbation about the baby food. Think more about the baby’s food – will you have to eat extra food, how much to feed? The consultant, ICDDR’s Center for Nutrition and Food Security, Chief scientist and Clinical Head of Nutrition Unit, Dhaka Hospital. Md. Iqbal Hossain
After the birth baby’s weight is very low. The body is fragile. So it is easily infected with diseases. Parents’ perturbation does not diminish. Mother’s perturbation is more – just stomach is filled with breast milk? What to give a little extra food with breast milk? Is weight growing properly? When to start milk as well as additional food? Do you need to give extra food shown on TV advertising?
The perturbation remains a little bigger. the All fast food of food shop Chips, cold drinks, ice cream and chocolate can be given to the baby food? How to fill the needs of vitamin and mineral salts in his body, etc. And the parent’s problem is to go through the problems.Many children are deprived of the right nutrition due to this ambiguity.
Baby food for first six months:
If the child gets proper breast milk, he does not need any other food for the first six months. Not even water Mother’s milk contains all the essential components of the baby. It is not possible to meet these ingredients in any case with external foods. Only breast milk can create the physical and mental development of the child, to create immunity in the body. Therefore, mothers who have milk on their breast should give breast milk to them. Many mothers think that milk is not enough in her chest. Remember, repeatedly give a breast milk to your baby.
The more breastfeed your baby, the more breast milk will come. Do not stop breastfeeding to give your baby. The child’s rules are a little too frequent. At this time, his stomach is very small and can not eat more than once. Once in 40-50 minutes after breastfeeding, he may feel hungry again. If somebody’s breast milk is really low, then if there are some medicines with the doctor’s advice, then adequate milk comes. And if you do not get milk or less in the chest, consult a specialist of a pediatrician. Do not buy milk from your own market.
The first extra baby food:
- If the child’s age is six months away, breast milk, as well as additional food, should be prepared to give. Have a very small amount of food at the beginning. The food will be soft like paste. Small spoons should be given. No matter the bottle or feeder. Some samples of extra food were given.
- Milk-suji (two tablespoons mixed with one tablespoon suji, mixed with liquid milk).
- Fruit juice (juice from chips of fruit will be mixed with a little water and it will be beneficial for digestion of the child.
- Packeted milk or suji- fried foods. They also have to be mixed with water. But the nutritional value of homemade food is more. Many babies suffer from stomach ache due to lactose intolerance. Therefore, home-made foods need to be the first meal of the baby.
Baby food until one year of age:
When the child first to digest extra food, then start giving him new food every week. Do not give the same food day after day. In this, he feels bored and he does not like to eat extra food. At this time you can give-
- The hive It will be rice, pulse, oil, salt if needed. with a little vegetable
- Fish or meat can be cooked like a soft paste.
- Eggs can be softer or egg lightly was eaten.
- Soft bake of potato or papaya.
- Homemade curd etc.
Try to give homemade foods to commercially packed foods or shop curd. Chips, chanachur, cakes or packaged juices do not give sufficient baby nutrition. Playing them, the normal appetite of the baby is wasted. She does not want to eat food from home.
Many mothers think that packaged baby foods have more nutrition. In fact, nutrition in home-made food is right; The right diet habit of the baby is also made.
Baby food a year has passed of age:
After the first birthday, give the child some kind of food that is prepared for others in the house. For example, rice, thorns, vegetables, fruits, soft meat etc. Do not give him too much. Do not give him equal food to adults because he is providing food to the elderly. Remember his little stomach.
The more the age increases in this way, the more he will eat more. The duty of the guardians is to prepare food for him at just the right time.
Commercially prepared baby foods:
Sometimes it may be necessary to give commercially produced food to the child. So, in no case do not give food to the market – such policies can cause harm to the child. For example, many children under the age of two suffer from diarrhea in our country. So the Health Ministry of Bangladesh is marketing packet foods called Nutrition. It contains essential ingredients like iron, vitamins, folic acid, zinc. It can be fed from six months to two years of age or older.
Many people mix commercially prepared nutrients in milk. There is no harm in it, But it does not even need it. Cows or goats have enough nutrients in milk. It does not need to strengthen and strengthen nutrients.
To fill the demand of vitamins and minerals:
Some of the main purposes of giving extra food to the needs of Vitamin and Mineral salt. We have lots of vegetables and fruits in our country, which can meet the demand of vitamins and mineral salts very well. For example, red spinach, pulp, spinach, curry, bean, tomato, barbati etc. Fruit contains guava, mango, jackfruit, plum, banana etc! Externally, there are foreign imported fruits, but the local fruits are better.
If you can make a child a habit of eating such foods, then do not worry about excess vitamins and mineral salts. Additional packets of packaged foods will be required only if the children do not eat or eat less of this kind of food.
So before feeding the natural foods without thinking about the food in the market. Even if you think that your baby’s nutrition is not being properly, then you can give extra food by properly examining the doctor’s advice.
Extra food stomach ache:
If you give extra food to the baby six months ago, some of her diseases may appear. Such as allergies, diarrhea, coughing, weight gain etc. After six months of age, some such problems may appear for a temporary period.
Besides, giving cow’s milk before the age of one year can lead to stomach ache, allergy, and diarrhea.
Baby Growing scale
There are some simple things to look at, which you can see yourself, whether he is right or not. For example, he sleeps properly? Interested in sports? Did not you learn to go downstairs at the age of four months, have you learned to walk or try to walk around a year?
If yes, there is no worry.
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