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First feeding up. Who will prepare better?

In modern difficult ecological conditions pediatricians recommend to use in the children`s menu special “can“ food of the checked and reliable producers, ideally since the beginning of introduction of a feeding up (4 - 6 months) to one and a half - two years with gradual transition to a table d`hote to three years.

in favor of baby food

several reasons for which it is worth giving preference to food of industrial production Are.

the Baby food is made by

of high-quality raw materials and conforms to all standards and hygienic requirements. Some producers use exclusively environmentally friendly products and will see to 260 checks - from quality of the soil and air to a consistence of contents of each jar. We cannot judge quality of the products bought by us in shop or in the market. In what conditions they grew? Than cereals, vegetables and fruit were fertilized, than animals ate?

Modern technologies allow to keep as much as possible in products vitamins, without loss useful properties to process vegetables, fruit, cereals and meat, it is safe to connect ingredients, important for development of the child, in one product, and also to add all necessary substances (vitamins, minerals) and to make baby food useful, various and easy in assimilation.

In house conditions difficult happens to prepare a product of the necessary consistence whereas in industrial production the principle of compliance of a consistence of food to age categories is strictly observed. So, vegetable purees on extent of crushing share on homogenized (for children with of 4 - 5 months) and wiped (for children 6 months are more senior). Meat mashes are subdivided on homogenized (the size of particles to 0,3 mm; are intended for children with of 6 - 7 months), pyureobrazny (the size of particles to 1,5 mm; suit children with of 7 - 8 months), krupnoizmelchenny (the size of particles to 3 mm; are intended for children with of 9 - 12 months).

process of cooking In itself for babies is rather laborious

and requires accuracy and attention. The child has to receive freshly cooked food. Its long storage, non-compliance with rules of hygiene (badly washed up hands, ware, pieces of kitchen utensils) can lead to hit of microbes in food, change its taste or even to cause food poisoning.


Besides, cooking takes a lot of time. And for the young mother absorbed by cares of the kid it is important to find time and for a full-fledged dream, and for walks with the child in the fresh air.

the First feeding up

mother has to make the Decision on introduction of a feeding up on the advice of the pediatrician, considering specific features of the child: speed of its growth, size of weight and length of a body, appetite, etc. To the healthy child who is both on chest and on artificial feeding, it is expedient to enter a feeding up not earlier than 4 - go month of life since to this age it is physiologically not prepared for assimilation of other food, except women`s milk or its substitutes. Moreover, if the child is on exclusively breastfeeding, mother has enough milk and the child well grows and develops, the feeding up can be entered from 6 months

Should consider that early (till 4 months) introduction of a feeding up can reduce the frequency and intensity of sucking and, as a result, development to reduce breast milk. Under such circumstances the entered feeding up will supplement not so much milk how many partially to replace it that is physiologically unjustified.

At the same time at introduction of the first feeding up is later than 6 - ti months children can have problems with adaptation to food of more dense consistence, than milk.

If to 4 - 6 to months the kid is healthy

, his weight and growth meet standard, it is enough to begin a feeding up with unicomponent vegetable or fruit puree. If the child badly gains weight, then the first feeding up can be more nutritious, for example buckwheat or rice porridge.

Having mastered vegetable puree, it is possible to take the following step and to add a diet of the kid with fruit puree. Vegetable purees, as a rule, more nutritious, than fruit. For a start carrot or pumpkin puree well approaches. It is hypoallergenic, rich with minerals and mineral substances, contains vegetable fibers which help to regulate digestion. After successful introduction of unicomponent mashed potatoes the diet of the child can be added with the mixed vegetable puree, for example, carrots puree with potatoes or from pumpkin with potatoes containing still great nutritional value. As the first fruit puree most often recommend green apples puree.


to the Six-months child needs in days one quarter more vitamins, than in four months. At this time the kid especially needs protein which helps to form and feed muscles, and also the iron important for blood formation and growth. Therefore, since half a year, it is recommended to add a diet of the kid with meat which contains many nutrients, a squirrel, and, above all, iron necessary for the kid. The iron received from meat acquires an organism especially well.

Each new product is entered by

of the Rule of introduction of a feeding up separately once into of 5 - 7 days, in the first half of day, small volume. The feeding up is given before breast milk or dairy mix. In case of symptoms of intolerance (a diarrhea, rash, belly-aches), the new product is excluded. Repeatedly it can be entered only after council with the pediatrician. It is impossible to enter new products if the kid is sick, and also during 3 - 4 days after inoculations as in case of developing of rash, it will be difficult to define whether these rashes are reaction to a new product.

At introduction of feedings up, first of all, you do not hurry anywhere. Organize the convenient place for the child. It can be a chair for feeding or an infantile chair. If you want - you can hold the child on a lap. Use a spoon with the long handle. Begin to feed from very small portions. If the child refuses - do not insist. In a week the quantity of a feeding up can be brought to two tablespoons.

Observe a diet

To 1,5 years it is possible to leave to the kid five times food, but if you notice that the child refuses the last (fifth) feeding, so its time to transfer to the “adult“ four times mode: breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. In this case intervals between feedings make 3,5 - 4 hours. For this period, according to data of researches, the eaten food is evacuated from a stomach of the baby, that is it is ready to the following meal. It is necessary to carry out quite accurately set diet: try not to deviate from “schedule“ more than on of 15 - 30 minutes. At observance of the mode of feedings observes more accurate work of all gastrointestinal tract: the food reflex causes formation of good appetite, timely and sufficient production of saliva and digestive juice that allows to digest and acquire food well. At chaotic food the similar reflex is almost not developed, release of enzymes and juice decreases, and the food is processed worse. Try to give nothing to the kid between feedings - fruit, juice, dairy products and the more so sweets. Especially it concerns to children with the reduced appetite. Similar “having a snack“ reduces appetite of the child, forces down the installed mechanism of production of digestive juice therefore during the main meals he can refuse these or those useful products.