Mothers and fathers are worried that the baby will not have enough to eat and feed the baby from time to time, which can easily lead to overfeeding. So the question is, how can I tell if my baby is overfeeding? Is there any way to prevent overfeeding? Everyone must learn to avoid illness.
These 4 signals remind you that your baby is overfeeding
Overfeeding refers to a syndrome mainly caused by indigestion caused by the baby's excessive milk intake. Overfeeding babies will send out these 4 signals:
1. Watery stool, often with bubbles and green.
2, vomiting, vomiting, can not be relieved by hiccups.
3. Abdominal pain, accompanied by crying due to abdominal pain or flatulence.
4. No weight gain or weight loss.
What is the harm to the baby from overfeeding?
1. Overfeeding can easily lead to brain fatigue in babies. Because the more you eat, the more blood is needed in the stomach and intestines, and the relative blood supply to the brain is reduced, which is more harmful to the brain.
2. Increase the burden on the digestive organs, causing indigestion or food accumulation.
3. Affect brain development and cause low intelligence.
4. High-risk hidden dangers of various chronic diseases in adulthood, such as: hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, etc.
How to prevent the baby from overfeeding?
1. Increase breastfeeding rate
The main reason for overfeeding is the premature addition of weaning food and high salt and high protein intake. In the 1960s and early 1970s, there were many overweight and obese babies in the UK. Through nutritional education, breastfeeding rates have increased, the time for babies to add solid foods has been delayed, and the incidence of children's overweight and obesity has significantly decreased.
2, adjust eating habits
All pregnant mothers and new mothers must work hard to learn and understand the importance of correct feeding, learn the correct method of formulating milk, and avoid adding solid food to the baby too early. Infancy is a critical period for the formation of dietary habits. Try not to let the bottle feeding period be too long. Parents and mothers-to-be should avoid using food to comfort and encourage the baby.
(1) 0~6 months baby: exclusive breastfeeding can meet all the fluids, energy and nutrients needed by babies under 6 months of age. Feed on demand, feeding more than 6 to 8 times a day. If the baby's weight cannot reach the standard weight, it is necessary to increase the frequency of breastfeeding. When exclusive breastfeeding is not possible, infant formula feeding is preferred.
(2) Babies from 6 to 12 months: ensure 600mL-800mL of milk every day, continue breastfeeding, and gradually add some non-dairy foods to the baby, first add cereal foods, such as baby nutritional rice noodles.
(3) Start adding mashed foods at 6 months of age, such as rice mash, vegetable puree, fruit puree, egg yolk puree, fish puree, etc.
(4) From 7 to 9 months of age, it can gradually transition from mashed food to chewable soft solid foods, such as rotten noodles, crushed vegetables, whole eggs, and minced meat.
(5) At the age of 10 to 12 months, many babies can gradually switch to a solid food-based diet. Fruits should be arranged every day. When making complementary foods, try to minimize sugar, no salt, and no seasonings, but a small amount of cooking oil can be added.
(6) Early childhood from 12 to 36 months: This is a period of rapid growth and development, and special care is needed to arrange the baby's meal. Continue breastfeeding or other dairy products, and continue breastfeeding until 2 years old. Or give no less than 350mL liquid milk formula milk powder every day. However, ordinary liquid milk, adult milk powder or soy protein powder cannot be used directly.
Give babies foods that are fortified with various micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A. For those who cannot use infant formula milk powder, liquid milk can be diluted or mixed with starch or sucrose. Timely increase the thin, soft, and rotten diet, the variety is continuously enriched, the number is constantly increasing, and the transition to food diversity is slowly.
Parents also need to learn to understand the reasons why babies cry. Baby crying does not necessarily mean they are hungry~ Don’t feed the baby as soon as it cries. It may also be a physical or psychological need.