The baby's diet at 6 months on artificial, nursing, mixed feeding
Your half-year-old kid has changed noticeably, has matured, became more active and active. At this age, all subjects that are in the field of vision become interesting, the child pays attention to everything. More and more guttural, singing sounds, they sound with different intonations. Emotional reactions are much richer, the baby recognizes loved ones, smiles at them, and at the sight of strangers is alarmed. Of course, at this age still need breastfeeding, but the baby's diet at 6 months already requires more, it's time to start feeding.
New dishes in the menu of a six-month-old baby
If there are no deviations in the development of the baby, then with natural feeding up to six months, it is not necessary to introduce additional products. The infant's diet at 6 months of breastfeeding may already include additional products, for example, fruit purees, juices, and individual intolerance must be taken into account.
Children, "artificers" begin to feel somewhat faster a certain lack of useful substances, which are necessary for normal growth. That's why they have a need for food before. From three to four months, these babies can be fed juices, mashed potatoes. If an allergic child feeds on a mixture based on soy proteins or hydrolyzate, he has a shortage of animal protein at 5 months. At this age in the diet, you can enter meat puree. The meat should be cooked twice. If there is intolerance to beef protein (it is similar in composition to cow's milk), then in the diet of a baby at 6 months on artificial feeding it is necessary to include the meat of turkey, rabbit, lean pork, chicken, horse meat. You can try ready-made meat baby food. Products enter gradually, observing the reaction of the body.
For a six-month-old baby, the optimal number of feedings per day is five. For babies and artificial persons, follow the following procedure:
6.00 The first feeding for infants - the milk of the mother, for artificial persons - an adapted special mixture.
10.00 Second feeding and (or) complementary feeding.
14.00 Third feeding and (or) complementary feeding.
18.00 Fourth feeding.
22.00 Late fifth feeding.
Adhere to the time interval, between the feeds last for four hours. So your crumbs will develop a regime, the body will work like a clock.
We introduce vegetable puree
In the diet of a child in 6 months, first of all introduce either porridge or vegetable puree. If the baby has any signs of anemia, rickets, food allergies, then it is best to start with vegetable puree. In the presence of food allergies should pay attention to vegetables such as cabbage, zucchini, potatoes, peas, beans, that is, having a white or green color. Since the potato has some allergenic properties, its mass fraction should not be more than 20% of the total volume. For mashed potatoes it is recommended to use not only natural products, you can take frozen vegetables, baby canned products from the light vegetables listed above. To a ready dish, you can add vegetable oil (olive, corn or sunflower), it is better to use deodorized and refined.
Babies suffering from frequent regurgitation, having insufficient body weight, should use porridge as the first complementary food. In the diet of a child in 6 months to start, you need to include gluten-free milk porridge (rice, corn or buckwheat). It is best to give preference to special children's products released in industrial production. Baby food is made from the purest natural raw materials, which is enriched with vitamins, minerals, most often does not require cooking.
Preparing the correct porridge
The baby's diet at 6 months of breastfeeding, whether artificial or mixed, necessarily includes porridge. If you decide to cook them yourself, then keep in mind that up to eight months you should not use cow's milk. The kashka can be prepared in breast milk, infant formula or even on water. Ready-made industrial cereals can be used to feed a baby from 5-6 months.
First, prepare a 5% porridge: 100 grams of fluid will require 5 grams of cereals. Consistency should be a thin, so that the ready porridge drained from the spoon. Gradually introduce more cereals, each time porridge will be more dense. From five months, you can add a little butter, and from six months - a quarter of the egg yolk.
We offer new products
The main rule of complementary feeding is the thesis: for one week - one new product. While one element is not brought to the right volume, do not enter anything new. Total for the month the baby should learn no more than four products. If you decide to add oil to the porridge, then do it only after the crumb has completely got used to the main component. The baby's diet at 6 months is gradually enriched, you can already give not only cereals, vegetable purees, but also sweet fruit.
- At the beginning of feeding, offer the baby non-dairy products with a neutral taste (for example, squash puree), after a delicious fruit, he categorically refuses from vegetable.
- The diet of a baby in 6 months with artificial feeding can include industrial purees and cereals. At this age, milk protein is still poorly tolerated, so ready-made baby food is best.
- Start feeding with small amounts: half a spoon of mashed potatoes, cereals, a few drops of juice, for the first time this will be enough. The normal volume (about 150 grams) is achieved gradually, for 10-12 days.
- It is difficult for a baby to immediately master thick food, feed him with a spoon gently, patiently. To begin with, it is better to use a soft silicone spoon.
- Inadmissible forced feeding! If the dish does not taste, do not force the child.
The baby's diet in 6 months. Menu Table
2 option (artificial)
Breast milk, or sour-milk products, or up to 250 ml of a special mixture
The infant's diet at 6 months on mixed feeding may include some part of the first and part of the second menu option.
Dr. Komarovsky's recommendations
Dr. Komarovsky publishes unique books, which describe in detail how to properly care for the baby. In his recommendations, you can find the answer to the question of the parents "what can be the diet of a child in 6 months?". Komarovsky has a whole army of followers, communicates with his readers on his official website. The doctor has his own clinic. Thanks to Komarovsky, many parents began to understand some of the nuances of pediatrics, his explanations are clear even to those who do not have medical education. Having many years of pediatric experience, Dr. Komarovsky developed his own method of caring for children, it is very different from traditional. Many parents receive really valuable advice on the treatment, nutrition, education of children.
The doctor pays special attention to the hygiene of cooking. It plays a huge role, because it is through stale, unprocessed foods that many microbes and bacteria enter the human body, causing up to 200 diseases. In the feeding of the baby hygiene should, of course, stand in the first place. When preparing food, keep the ideal cleanliness. Fish, meat products must undergo the most thorough heat treatment. Do not forget about the timing, rules of food storage. It should always be freshly prepared.
The baby's diet in 6 months: recipes
The main condition for preparing the dish is its puree state.
One liter of water will require one potato, carrots, chicken breast. Cook the broth, do not forget to remove the foam. Add the diced vegetables, it is not necessary to fray very much. Cook until done. When the soup cools, crush it with a blender. Such a light soup like any kid.
Cut the pumpkin into cubes until cooked in a liter of water. Pour 2 tablespoons oatmeal, it is cooked very quickly. At the end add 100 gr. boiled milk and a little butter. Beat blubber with cool porridge. Sweet gruel will have to all the little gourmets to taste. Be careful with milk. If there is an allergy, then add it is not worth it.
Apple or pear peel, finely chop. Put in a saucepan, add water or juice. Boil for 6-8 minutes. Cool, grind directly into the liquid in which the fruit was brewed. A thin, sweet fruit puree will like your baby very much. Bon Appetit!