BREASTFEED ON DEMAND
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The reason behind not having specified any timings for BM/FM or for solids is to stress on “FEED ON DEMAND”.Don’t feed baby based on your clock.Feed baby based on his/her hunger cues.
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Until one year don’t replace breastfeed /formula feed with any solids.
Always have a word with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.
Do consider history of family allergies when introducing new foods.
Don’t force feed baby.
Until two years kindly breastfeed/formula feed baby on demand.It is a recommendation from WHO.
Do include as many varieties as possible in baby food.
Avoid honey,sugar(palm sugar,jaggery,palm jaggery),salt,milk till one year in any form in any quantity.
I would have incorporated three day wait in early stages of diet charts. It is said to be obsolete now.So you can ignore them and just watch for allergies carefully.
The above chart has been put up to just provide an idea and this can never be an alternate to any medical expert advice.
Always use sterilized bowls and spoons to feed baby.
Prefer open cup and spoon to bottles and sippers.
Please don’t include any entertainment factors in meal time.Distraction feeding should never be encouraged/
Avoid offering juices/soups/very thin porridge for regular meals before one year as they are said to replace breastfeed or formula feed after eight months.
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All the above points are based on my knowledge and experience.I would kindly request to have a detailed word with your pediatrician always regarding any doubts.This piece of information is just an additional supportive guideline and definitely not equivalent to any doctor’s advice.
This chart is just to give an idea. Kindly include all fruits,vegetables,pulses,cereals in baby’s food and offer your family foods.
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