Deconstruct the problem of complementary feeding in the age of scientific parenting

Deconstruct the problem of complementary feeding in the age of scientific parenting

Jun 17, 2021XieYifang

Novice mothers will encounter various questions when adding complementary foods and nutrition to their babies, such as when to add them, what are the principles of addition, how to make homemade complementary foods, and how to choose nutritional supplements. Based on trend discussions and hotspot analysis, Sina Childcare has initiated four derivative issues, inviting experts and KOLs to share opinions and experiences, and teach everyone how to feed supplements and accumulate high-quality content. During the event, a total of 13.42 million topics were read and a total of 15,315 discussions.

How to eat nutritious and healthy baby food supplement

After the human cub grows to 6 months, only milk can no longer meet the growth needs, and the baby's digestive system also needs to gradually recognize and become familiar with a variety of foods. The addition of complementary foods must follow at least two basic principles: from less to more, step by step; from thin to thick, from fine to coarse.

According to a Weibo survey, 71.7% of parents first consider nutritional ingredients and ingredients when choosing complementary foods. Regarding how to make children eat nutritious and healthy, experts emphasize that we must diversify early complementary foods, avoid common feeding mistakes, and master scientific feeding methods, so as to ensure a comprehensive and balanced baby's nutrition and healthy growth.

Regarding the specific order of adding supplementary foods, the parenting expert @Doctor Zhang Silai recommends adding iron-rich foods first: for example, iron-fortified baby rice noodles, mashed meat (red meat mash, including pork, beef and mutton), egg yolks and liver mash, etc. Muddy food. The recommended order of adding animal food is: meat paste → egg yolk → liver paste → animal blood paste → fish paste (deboned and thorns) → shrimp paste → whole egg (such as steamed custard) → meat foam (first animal meat foam, second Poultry froth). During this period, various vegetable purees, fruit purees, crushed vegetables, crushed fruit pieces, etc. are gradually added. Each food should be used for 2~3 days. If there is no allergic reaction, add the next food.

Is the complementary food machine useful?

A microblog survey initiated by Sina Childcare shows that more than 70% of parents tend to make their own baby food supplements. Homemade food supplements help ensure the safety and health of food supplements and are valued by more consumers. But homemade food supplements also require the purchase of raw materials, various tools, and so on.

Many mothers often ask in private messages whether or not to buy a baby food maker? In the Weibo survey, 43.41% of netizens said that the food supplement machine was not easy to use, 33.17% said it was easy to use, and 23.41% of netizens hadn't used it but wanted to try it.

Baby Food Maker Baby Food Processor Blender

Maternal and child parenting blogger @Super Mom Feifei said, “If mothers are usually busy at work and don’t have much time to prepare children’s food supplements, they can consider buying a food supplement machine.” The survey shows that when choosing a food supplement machine, parents are most concerned.” Multi-function, full-featured", followed by "easy to clean".

However, some mothers also said that the price of the food supplement machine is higher and the real use time is not long. After weighing it, they feel that the price is not high. For the blogger @高能麻麻莎莎, it’s more convenient to buy a cooking machine or cooking stick directly. “After the food is steamed in a steamer, it can be eaten directly after it is pureed, and the cleaning of the cooking machine is very convenient~ later It can also froth meat, grind, etc. It is much more practical!"

Which baby nutrition products are IQ tax

Every mother is worried that her baby's nutrition will not keep up, which will delay her growth. Therefore, many mothers enjoy it when it comes to supplementing their babies with nutrition. But many people are also parents for the first time, and it is very easy to step on the pit.

In infants and young children, the most mentioned nutrients are iron, vitamin D, cod liver oil, DHA, calcium, probiotics and so on. There are so many nutritional products for babies, which one to supplement? In the "Which infant nutrition products do you think are the IQ tax" survey, bovine colostrum (30%) ranked first, followed by DHA (29%) and probiotics (12%).

In the past, many parents believed that the use of bovine colostrum can improve the immunity of their children. In fact, there is not enough evidence to prove that bovine colostrum can enhance the immunity of normal infants and young children. Experts also do not recommend that infants and young children drink colostrum. Nutritional supplements are, after all, supplements, not essentials. You can take them according to your baby's condition or follow the doctor's advice. The amount of food is different for each age group, so you should not use it blindly.

Can probiotics be eaten for a long time?

In the probiotic survey, 19% of parents said that their babies often take probiotics, and 53% of parents said that their babies would take them occasionally. In the parenting circle of parents, probiotics can be described as very popular "stars". Children with constipation, diarrhea, poor appetite, colds and fevers all use probiotics to solve them. Are probiotics so versatile?

Probiotics are helpful for babies’ intestinal immunity, but they cannot be given to babies for a long time. Most babies do not have a deficiency of probiotics. They can only be used if they are indigestion or lack of probiotics. Long-term use, long-term use may reduce the number of its own probiotics, but it is harmful to the body.

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