A growing child requires all the fundamental supplements like proteins, vitamins, minerals, sugars, fats etc. A newborn feeds only on the Mother’s milk and that is sufficient up to a year. Yet, beyond that, this diet isn’t adequate enough to give all the necessary supplements. Thus, parents need to begin nourishing the baby with other food to ensure that a balanced diet is accomplished. Only if your child has balanced diet, will he grow up to be sound and fit.
Here are a few pointers that you can remember with respect to your baby’s diet. Keep in mind it is a vital phase of development, so take additional care of your baby’s diet.
1) Babies may require 20-32 oz of breastmilk/formula/milk at around 12 months/1 year, so keep that in mind to limit the milk intake so that baby has enough room to eat solids.
2) You may likewise begin weaning the infant off formula/breastmilk by dropping one feed at a time. Counsel with your paediatrician to begin weaning or continue as long as you prefer.
3) After a year, you may likewise need to dispose of bottle gradually, if you give them to your baby.
4) If despite everything you offer purees to your 12 months child, you MUST stop to avoid issues later. Babies at 1 year are completely able to chew and eat solid foods. If your baby shows reluctance to eating lumpy food, try mashing half the food and pureeing other half.
5) Offer a wide variety of foods to an infant, however, don’t worry if the child does not finish everything.
6) You may have introduced finger foods at this point. If not, now is a good time to do so.
Parents should give their child a wide range of things to eat so that their child figures out how to eat everything. They should try and make the dishes vivid by including diverse colored vegetables as children love to eat colorful things. You can likewise make distinctive shapes of chapatti to encourage your child to enjoy while eating.