Sometimes, many feeding methods that seem to be "taken for granted" are actually not that scientific. Don't care if these methods are told to you by the "coming people" or if you "insight" yourself. Take a look at these feeding hazards. They appear very frequently among mothers, so don't be careful.
Mistake 1: The baby is four and a half months old and doesn't like breastfeeding. Give some cake or steamed bun core.
When adding complementary foods to infants and young children, mothers cannot do it at will according to their own subjective imagination. The basic order of supplementary food addition is: first add iron-fortified rice noodles; secondly try to eat vegetable juice or vegetable puree; add diluted juice or puree again (the initial juice blending ratio is 2 parts water plus 1 pure juice, and gradually transition to 1 Add 1 portion of pure fruit juice to one portion of water, until pure juice is eaten); add egg yolk at the end, and mix the egg yolk in the rice noodles.
Mistake 2: The baby doesn't like to eat complementary foods, add some salt or MSG to make the complementary foods taste better.
Do not add any salt, oil or monosodium glutamate to the complementary food at the beginning. When the baby can eat vegetable porridge, add a small amount of cooked vegetable oil (the amount of vegetable oil will gradually transition from 1 to 3 grams per day to 5 grams per day. ), the baby can only put a small amount of salt after one year old.
Mistake 3: The baby is already very good with complementary foods, and can replace milk with complementary foods.
The main source of nutrition for infants before 1 year old is milk, and complementary food is only an additional supplement to nutrition. 4-6 months is the stage when babies try to eat complementary foods. The first addition of rice noodles is teaspoonful, one or two teaspoons a day is enough, and rice noodles are made very thin. 6-8 months is the stage when babies learn to eat complementary foods. At this time, babies must learn to chew and swallow food.
For babies over 8 months old, the complementary food can be arranged as a regular meal, but do not force the baby to eat too much complementary food, let alone feed the baby with complementary food instead of milk. The number of food supplements and milk products is quantified every day. The more supplementary foods are not the better. Too much supplementary food intake will affect the baby's appetite, and it is easy to anorexia and anorexia. Therefore, it is advisable to add complementary foods so as not to affect the daily milk intake.
Mistake 4: If the baby does not like rice noodles, mix the rice noodles with milk and feed them in a bottle.
This is a very unscientific approach. Adding complementary food is not only to supplement nutrition, but also to train babies to learn new ways of eating. Gradually, they are accustomed to eating complementary foods with a spoon, and the way of eating from sucking to chewing is for the baby in the next few months. After learning to speak, lay a certain foundation. Therefore, you can't turn to the bottle for help whenever you encounter difficulties.
Mistake 5: I don’t have enough breast milk, so let’s add supplementary food to my baby in advance.
Using complementary foods to fill the milk volume is a wrong way of feeding. 0 to 4 months is the pure milk period. If there is no special reason, it is not recommended to add fruit juice or vegetable juice to the baby, and the infants who are exclusively breastfed should add supplementary food after 6 months.
Babies who eat formula milk should add iron-fortified rice noodles at 4-6 months. Rice noodles can be prepared with apple juice (the rich vitamin C in apple juice can help absorb iron). When the baby learns to eat rice noodles, then eat vegetable puree, and learn to eat 3 kinds of vegetables, then consider eating fruits and egg yolks.
In addition, adding complementary foods cannot be completely based on the baby’s age in months, and at the same time, the growth and development of the baby must be considered, such as whether the baby can sit well and whether he is interested in complementary foods.
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Mistake 6: The purity of distilled water is higher, and it is better to prepare milk powder for your baby.
Do not use distilled water, pure water, non-ionized water, etc. to prepare milk powder. In fact, boiled water is very suitable for formulating baby milk powder.
Mistake 7: It is said that eating fish is smart. Give your baby some fish soup.
I think it’s better to drink soup for your baby. In fact, there is no nutrition in the soup. Please prepare some broth. You can add some broth every time you cook the vegetable porridge.
In addition, we do not recommend to give the baby white porridge, because the calories and nutrition of white porridge are very low, you should give your baby vegetable porridge.
Mistake 8: The baby does not eat a lot, and is not sick, has a good spirits, but the weight is always lighter than other babies of the same month age, but does not grow meat, it seems that he still does not eat enough, and he still needs to eat more.
It is a big misunderstanding to measure the proper feeding by comparing body weight. If your baby looks good or not, compare it with yourself, not horizontally with other babies. Because the weight of each baby is different at birth, and the growth environment of the day after birth is different, therefore, horizontal comparison is unscientific.
Before the half-year-old, as long as the baby can gain 800-1000 grams of weight per month, it means that the growth and development is good, and it is normal for the baby to gain 500-600 grams of weight per month after the half-year-old.
In another situation, the baby has a good appetite and eats all the food prepared by the adult, but it still does not "grow meat", then it is necessary to check whether the timing of the three meals is appropriate. After the pure milk period (0 to 4 months), the baby should gradually add complementary foods, and learn to eat vegetable porridge at 6 to 8 months. At this time, the daily dietary schedule should gradually move closer to the three meals three o’clock mode. It is milk twice a day, two staple meals and two snacks. Please note that around 11:30 noon and around 5:30 pm is the baby's meal time, mainly serving vegetable porridge or rotten noodles instead of feeding and drinking time Try to arrange it in the morning, after a nap, and before going to bed.
In addition, the baby’s “not growing meat” may also be related to the lack of calories in the food, and the lack of weight gain or slow growth indicates that the energy in the food is not high and cannot meet the needs of the baby’s growth and development. Therefore, after the baby adapts to eating various supplementary foods, we do not recommend giving the baby white porridge (after 6 months). If you want to eat vegetable porridge, you can use some broth and add a variety of meat and vegetable dishes, which is delicious and nutritious.
Mistake 9: The baby's appetite has been poor, take some appetizing medicine or other infant health products
There are many reasons why babies don’t like to eat, such as poor gastrointestinal function, poor dietary behaviors, more picky eaters, etc., which lead to lack or imbalance of nutrients in the body. It may also be that the family’s dietary skills are too poor, making the baby not interested in meals. Therefore, facing the baby’s appetite problem, it cannot be solved by drugs and simple methods alone. If you have a bad appetite, you must see a doctor. The doctor will provide solutions for these problems.
Mistake 10: The baby has lost a lot of weight after healed and needs to be supplemented with nutrition as soon as possible. Eat more high-nutrient foods
In the early stage of recovery, the first thing to consider is not nutritional supplements, but to restore intestinal function as soon as possible, and eat some easier-to-digest foods, so as to better absorb the nutrients in the food. Therefore, when arranging food for the baby after healed, the variety of food should be gradually increased, rather than a lot.
Although infant feeding depends on the accumulation of experience, parents need to continue to learn. Scientific feeding methods not only make babies grow stronger, but also help them develop scientific eating habits and methods from an early age, which will benefit them throughout their lives.