From six months our baby starts to be prepared to eat your food first . If until now has been feeding breast milk or other milk, is this the time to start introducing other foods.
This is the moment is that the small beginning to require more energy and nutrients and their digestive functions and begin to be more mature, so we introduce first foods progressively.
The first issue to consider when entering the first food our baby is that every time we provide complementary foods, they should be replaced, one by one, feedings.
If during the first six months of life a baby can take six to eight times a day, and gradually during the second half of life will go down four or five daily doses. In any case the contribution must be more than half a liter daily .
When we proceed to introduce the first food in the diet of our baby, we must consider that the water supply is critical to the point that should increase, offering small water frequently.
As mentioned for introducing the first foods should be replaced one by one takes the milk porridge, fruit, vegetable puree, etc. . We have to do so little to get used to the new food.
We should note that the baby must be knowing and accepting the flavors and at the same time, we have to go checking the small tolerance to, when introducing first foods.
If enough to ensure that small gets used to the taste and we will check that you do not cause any discomfort time to time we will be giving our son’s body to fit your new way of eating .
We also have to take into account when introducing the first food, the amounts must contribute to the intake of the baby. Adequacy is the amount varie from day to day and week to week depending on the child’s appetite .
As for precautions when entering the first food, in addition to the correct input of data, respecting the times, the first has to do with celiac disease, since the later the less aggressive gluten is introduced in this case will appear .
Similarly should delay the introduction of those most allergenic foods such as egg case, fish or some fruits. In children with atopic history these foods should not be introduced before the year.
Also add salt or sugar abuse are two very common mistakes when introducing first foods. Firstly, because the baby needs sodium are less than in adults. As the sugar is one of the agents responsible for dental caries.