The baby’s diet has to be balanced with the consumption of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and eggs so that the children have all the nutrients, ensuring the proper functioning of the organism and to grow in a healthy way.
The infant feeding until 6 months of age should be performed only with milk or formula, and after that age are beginning to introduce the feed in small portions, sometimes also begin to enter the new food supply after 4 months life. After 1 year of age the child can already carry out the family diet, but it is essential to have a healthy infant diet.
Infant feeding menu
A good example of infant feeding is:
- Breakfast – Whole grains with fruit and milk.
- Collation – 1 bread with Minas cheese and an orange juice.
- Lunch – 1 egg pouch with rice and salad and 1 fruit for dessert.
- Snack – 1 yogurt and 1 fruit.
- Dinner – Fish stew with mashed potatoes and vegetables and 1 fruit for dessert.
Throughout the day, it is important to drink about 1 liter of water a day. Sweets, sodas, cakes and candies can fill the children’s diet, but they should be consumed in moderation, being allowed only 1 to 2 times a week.
Infant feeding from 6 months to 1 year
Infant feeding from 6 months to 1 year is a very important phase because before that the baby only feeds on milk and then switches from exclusive milk to semi-solid and solid food, insignificant daily amounts.
What the baby can eat:
After 6 months of age, you can start giving your baby foods like:
- gluten-free porridge until 6 months of age and with gluten after 6 months;
- vegetable broth with pumpkin, potatoes, carrots;
- apple, pear, banana;
- rice, pasta, bread, cookies from 6 months;
- meat and fish: start with lean meat, initially just to taste the soup;
- Egg: yolk at 9 months and clear at 12 months;
- Legumes such as beans, beans, beans, lentils, peas: from 11 months.
How to start diverse baby feeding
There are several ways to start feeding the baby an example could be:
- at 4 months start with gluten-free porridge;
- at 4 months and a half porridge with fruits;
- at 5 months vegetable broth;
- at 6 months puree of vegetables with meat;
- at 7 months of age rice, pasta, bread, wafer;
- at 9 months fish, egg yolk, yogurt;
- at 11 months legumes such as beans, grain, broad beans, lentils, peas;
- at 12 months the baby can start to eat that the rest of the family eats.
In order to know the best dietary regimen to follow during the first year, it is important to follow the guidelines of the pediatrician or nutritionist.