As a mother, introducing food into a baby’s diet can kind of a mixed bag: some babies will eat almost anything you will give them in copious amounts, while others will never accept anything other than breast milk. Your baby’s response may be either of these two or something more in between. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t give up on expanding your baby’s diet, provided that you know what to feed and when to start feeding each type of food.
For the first few months, you should not really try doing anything else other than breastfeeding your baby (you may opt to consume a humana HK ditrevit forte if breast milk production is insufficient). After your baby is about six months old, you can start introducing the first few types of food. You can tell that your baby is ready if he starts showing signs of interest in your food plates and if he can manage to keep his head upright while sitting. For a start, you should always give him food in pureed form. Good candidates for first foods are most pureed vegetables, fruit and some meat. Since your baby cannot chew very well, his food will need to be in a semi-liquid form or else he may not be able to digest it. Small doses of one or two teaspoons are good for a start. Increase dosage as necessary after some time.
After your baby reaches eight months of age, you can start to gradually move into more solid-like food. Still try to keep it pureed and do the transition gradually. In addition to pureed vegetable and humana milk formulas you have been feeding, you can start adding legumes and cereals to his diet, preferably in pureed forms for now. Yoghurt can be considered as well, but hold on giving cow’s milk until at least a full year passes. By this time, you should have a good knowledge about what your baby likes and what he doesn’t. Be also careful of possible allergies, especially if there are any running in your family. Introducing one food at a time and waiting for a few days can help pinpoint any kind of problems related to allergies.
After a couple more months pass by, your baby should be almost ten months old. By this time, he should have an ability to grab small objects around him, as well using both his hands to move objects. If he can finally manage to coordinate simple actions such as these, you can start moving away from pureed food. Instead of crushing most things to a paste, mashing them will be enough as you baby should be able to chew a little by now. You can give him or her food items like pasta and well-cooked poultry chopped into small bits. Soft cheese is also a good option, being rich in many nutrients.