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How to feed the child about a year of

Sometimes between 4 - m and 7 - m month of life the child strange behaves during feeding.

Mother tells that he greedy sucks a breast or a pacifier within several minutes, and then suddenly releases it and cries as though from pain. It is still hungry, but every time when it takes a nipple again (or to a nipple), releases it earlier and earlier and cries. But it willingly is firm food - How to feed the child about one year. I think that it is caused by growth of teeth. It is possible to assume that in the course of sucking those gums in which teeth already grow also participate partly in the general movement of muscles of a mouth, as causes in them insufferably tickling feeling.

Therefore to help the child, you can alternately milk to him and firm food as several minutes it all - sucks quietly. If he sucks from a bottle, you can increase an opening in a nipple that he managed to exhaust for a short time more milk (but do not use a pacifier with big openings until everything is all right, differently the need of the child for sucking is satisfied). If he begins to cry after the beginning of sucking too soon, do not allow it to suck in general within several days. You give to drink to him from a cup if at it it turns out, or from a spoon, or add more milk to porridge and other food. Do not worry that he does not receive the usual portion of milk. It compensates its shortcoming subsequently.

Happens that the child refuses to take a breast when mother has periods. You give to drink to him these days from a pacifier. But mother has to suck away milk from a breast that its stock did not decrease. If after the termination of periods mother at once ceases to give to the child a pacifier, he will return to a breast again and the amount of breast milk will be restored.

The ear disease after cold can cause all jaw pain, and then the child will refuse to suck, but will be able to eat firm food.



All children when drink, swallow a little air. This air gathers in a stomach and causes trouble to the child. Some children are compelled from - for it to stop food, and others do not stop, will not drink all milk yet. There are two main ways to help the child to be exempted from swallowing air. Choose that which is more convenient to you. First way: put the child on knees, holding his back, and slightly stroke his tummy. The second - you hold the child on hands so that his head lay at you on a shoulder, and slightly pat or stroke it on a back. Put on a shoulder a napkin or a diaper in case it srygnt a little milk. One children otrygivat air easily and quickly, and others it is more difficult. If air comes out not at once, put the child for a minute, and then lift again - it sometimes helps.

If the child swallows a lot of air that is forced to cease to eat, let him otrygnt, and then continue feeding. At the end of each feeding it is necessary to give to the child the chance to otrygnut. If you put it in a bed before it otrygnt, then after a while air in a stomach will begin to disturb him. Some children from it have even pains. On the other hand, if your child badly otrygivat air, but it does not disturb him, you can take it several minutes in vertical position, and then put in a bed.

Here I want to mention one fact which disturbs many young mothers. At the child who exhausted a full portion of milk, the stomach is strongly blown up. It occurs because the amount of milk which he drinks for once much more exceeds the sizes of his stomach.

the Child usually himself knows

how many for it it is necessary food.

If to it lacks

milk or if mother had less milk from - for fatigue or nervousness, then the child will wake up earlier and earlier each time and to cry hungry crying which is already familiar to you. He will drink milk to a last straw and to look for a mouth also will try to suck the cam. If you weigh it, then be convinced that he puts on weight less, than earlier. At some children from insufficient food the lock begins. If the child is very hungry, he can begin to cry at once after feeding.

Having met such signs, consult to the doctor whether not to increase to you a portion of milk. Reasonable will milk to the child more if he drinks everything to a drop. But be careful, do not insist if he does not want milk more, than usually. If you nurse it, and he wakes up ahead of time, feed him even if it will lead to additional feeding this day. More frequent depletion of a breast will stimulate development of bigger amount of milk if the organism of mother is capable of it. If earlier you gave one breast in feeding, then now give both.

How many the child has to put on weight.

the Most correct answer such: the child himself knows how many to him to put on weight. If to it milk more, than it is necessary, he refuses. If it is given less, then to the following feeding he wakes up earlier and sucks the cam. When speak about an increase in weight, mean average figures, but each child puts on weight in own way. Calculating average figures, doctors put the biggest increase in weight with the smallest, and divide. One children put on weight more, others it is less and it is normal. However the slow increase in weight can mean that the child undereats or is sick. If your child slowly puts on weight, then especially you have to show regularly it to the doctor to be sure that it is healthy. There are children who slowly put on weight, but do not show hunger signs. However if you milk them more, they will drink willingly it and to put on weight quicker. In other words, the child not always shouts when he has not enough milk. On average children are born weighing 3,5 kg, and by 5 months their weight reaches 7 kg, i.e. doubles. But practically the children born with a small weight gain weight quicker, as if seeking to catch up with the larger fellows. And the large child can not double the weight by 5 months. The average child adds about 900 g a month in the first 3 months (160 - 200 in a week). Certainly, one healthy children put on weight less, others - it is more. By 6 months the average increase in weight decreases to 500 g a month (100 - 120 in a week). With 9 - go on 12 - y month of life the average increase in weight decreases to 300 g a month even more (60 - 80 g a week). And on the second year of life the child usually adds 200 - 250 in a month. The child becomes more senior, the more slowly and more regularly he puts on weight. When at the child teeth grow, usually his appetite worsens and within several weeks he can not put on weight at all. When it is healthy, appetite comes back to it and weight increases quicker.

Change of weight of the child of a week by a week still does not speak about anything. Its weight at each weighing depends on fullness of his stomach, a bladder or intestines. If one morning you weigh it and will see that it added only 100 g for the last week while earlier it added 200 g, do not draw a conclusion that he undereats or it is sick. If the child has quite healthy, happy look, wait week or two - it is possible, in the next week he will put on weight more. But always you remember that the it becomes more senior, the more slowly he puts on weight.

As needs often to weigh the child.

Certainly, at most of mothers of the house scales are not present, and children are weighed only at visit of the doctor that it is absolutely enough. If the child is healthy and cheerful, then there is no sense to weigh it more often than once a month. If you have house scales, then do not weigh it more often than once a week or is better once in two weeks. Weighing it every day, you will excessively worry about its weight.

On the other hand if he cries too much or he has a vomiting, or diarrhea, then frequent weighing can help the doctor with definition of the diagnosis. For example, if the child cries much, but, then the crying reason - gases, but not hunger well puts on weight.