Question: Please explain me about weaning food chart
Once baby is 6 month old weaning shoukd be started.
Start with fruit pureed, as it’s easy to digest. Mashed bananaStewed apple Well steamed and pureed vegetables like carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin , beans, Pulse soup (moong dal ka pani)Rice Water (Chawal ka pani) Homemade single-grain cereals like rice, barley, oats mixed with breastmilk or formula milkSteamed and pureed fruits like pear, avocado, peach, chikoo.You can try the homemade vegetable soup for your baby.
Pureed vegetables (sweet potatoes, squash),Pureed fruit (apples, bananas, peaches),Semi-liquid, iron-fortified cereal, Small amounts of unsweetened yogurt (no cow's milk until age 1).
Always follow 3 days-wait-rule.
That means you must keep a gap of 3 days between two new foods.
This is the best way to check food allergies in babies.
Stop feeding that particular food in case of food allergy.
Don’t add breastmilk or formula milk during cooking, it should not be heated directly on the flame. Add breast milk or formula milk once the food is ready to eat for your baby.
Baby food must be soft, properly cooked and easy to chew.
Start with a very small quantity of 1 spoon and slowly increase the portion.
Weaning food must be a single grain food.Always feed freshly cooked food to your baby.
Do not add salt, sugar, honey to your baby’s food till baby is 1 year of age.
Question: weaning food
Babies are hard wired to breast feed you cannot switch very easily to a bottle. But the weaning process will take time and is not impossible the best way to do dis is to a replacement with a better tasting option. Limit ur nursing sessions so the baby feels hungry that way u it will also help u with solid food feeding. Go slowly as he is use to breast feeding don't cut it immidiately. Involve his dear daddy, let his daddy put him to sleep that way u ll be away n bottle feeding gets a chance. Make a decision and stay on it as u feel so bad for ur baby u ll go back to feeding fulltime then u ll have to start the weaning process again Hope I helped
Question: best weaning food for cleft palate baby
Answer: Unfortunately Oscar was born with a cleft palate. It’s quite common in the UK and 1 in 700 babies are born with a cleft palate. Feeding has been slightly more difficult as he is unable to suck (he can’t get a vacuum to suck) and so we have use a special squeezy bottle to give him milk. We effectively ‘squeeze’ the milk into his mouth and he drinks it. Sometimes the milk goes up his nose and he does get a lot of wind but he is doing very well and thriving.
Weaning presents it’s own challenges but being a dietitian has given me confidence to overcome these. Here are a few things I have learnt along the way;
Weaning is really messy. Food does go up his nose and he sneezes alot. Never wear a white t-shirt when serving carrots!
Give drink breaks. Between mouthfuls of food give some sips of milk (formula or breastmilk) or water to help your baby clear out his mouth/nose.
Play with the texture. Stage 1 purees were too runny for Oscar. They kept going up his nose. I found that by adding baby cereal, rice or porridge to fruit/vegetable purees to make them thicker helped a lot. Every baby is different so you may need to play with the texture to get it just right for your little one.
Be careful with citrus fruits. Oscar has not had any of these yet but I have heard these can be harder to tolerate due to the acidity
Alot of the normal weaning advice still applies. Like all babies, your baby still needs to experience a range of textures and flavours by the age of 1 year. this is to ensure that good eating habits develop for life. Don’t be put off by the cleft palate!