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                    About baby food












By the time the baby reaches 16 to 20 weeks, he or she has become quite mature and will begin to act with clear intentions, such as paying attention to things around her or reaching out for what she wants.

A baby's digestive system, which has only dealt with breast milk and formula until now, will begin to show growth in its digestive function to the extent that it can handle other foods from around this time. It is a proof that it starts with a lot of drooling.


When should I start baby food? A child's digestive system has developed to some extent, the number of intestinal bacteria has increased a little, and the ability to digest other foods begins to improve around 6 months after birth, so this is a physical guideline.

The following points are signals to start baby food. But never panic. For children with food allergies, there is no problem in starting baby food after 8 months, or even around 1 year old in some cases.


1. Have strong neck muscles and be able to hold your neck up on your own for a certain amount of time

2. The lower back support becomes firmer, and the child can be supported by something or sit in a chair for infants.

3. Watching adults eating with interest, opening their mouths, and mumbling.

4. I'm drooling more


If you see these things, it's a sign that it's about time to start baby food.

Look at the condition of the baby's stool and physical condition, and start when the condition is good. However, in principle, the purpose of starting baby food is not to fill the stomach by eating a large amount. The amount is conscious of the late weaning period around 1 year old and the completion period. Especially from the beginning to the middle of weaning, don't forget that the purpose is not to surprise the stomach, which has been only breast milk and formula until now, and to get used to the texture and taste for the first time.

Also, if your baby doesn't like other flavors, you can stop immediately.The cardinal rule in all periods of giving baby food is "do not force" and "do not judge likes and dislikes". Eating should be enjoyable, not unpleasant.

Especially at the beginning, the biggest goal is to “become”. If you don't accept it, don't worry about it, let's shift the start for about a week. It is important to grasp the timing when the baby wants to eat.

It is enough to start at around 5 months for early babies and around 7 to 8 months for late babies. On the other hand, before 4 months, the development of the digestive period is insufficient, so there is no problem with breast milk or formula alone.


Before you start weaning, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

It's about the true purpose of baby food.


Get used to taking in foods other than milk, get used to many ingredients, learn how to chew, prevent unbalanced eating, naturally acquire manners and enjoyment of meals, appreciate food, and firmly acquire well-balanced lodging habits. to put on.


We must not forget that this is the main purpose of baby food.

It's not about eating quantity. Please think that the purpose of baby food is to have children acquire this important foundation for living by the age of 2.

After this, after weaning, whether or not to eat the amount will surely change with growth.

Baby food is also the beginning to remember the fun of eating. Eating is absolutely necessary to live, and it is important to be able to enjoy it. Eating is neither an obligation nor a compulsion. It means receiving food, enjoying the taste of food, and being grateful for food.Therefore, when giving baby food, don't rush, don't get angry, don't look anxious, don't carry things to machines or toys. am.


Obligation and coercion also reduce appetite. It is also an important time to share the same time with your family.

If your child loses focus on eating, you can finish it quickly. Don't try to cover it up with what you like, or try to keep it in your mouth while you're interested in other things.

It is important to create an environment where you can focus only on meals. Don't look disappointed or get angry just because you don't eat.

I do not need? It's important to quickly switch to "Thank you for the meal, see you later."


Adults have good times and bad times, times when they feel good and times when they don't.

It's the same with children. If you don't want to eat, just put it away and try again later. Until the age of 2, don't forget that the primary purpose is to get used to eating habits other than milk and to prevent unbalanced eating by increasing ingredients. It is also important to watch the timing of the child's eating progress, regardless of the number of times or amount.






Applesauce and rice cereal are some of the most popular starting foods recommended by doctors and nurses in Canada. Japanese style is porridge and soup.

In Canada, it is common to use commercially available products, and guidance is given that way, but this is a commercially available product that is safe and contains nutrients, vitamins, iron supplements, etc., so it is suitable for many races. In Canada, where we have, the ease of teaching is also a reason to use these commercial products. It's easy to use these things, and they are easy to use, so you can use them at first,The main purpose of baby food is to get your baby used to as many ingredients as possible, so choose as many ingredients as possible and include cooked foods.




If you start with carbs, it will be less burden on your stomach and intestines. For the first time, start with 2 to 3 spoons of thick (yoghurt). Whether you eat well or not, the beginning is over. After that, pay attention to the condition of bowel movements, allergic symptoms, etc., and on the third day, increase the dose to 5 to 6 scoops. But if you don't like it, STOP! am.

In this way, you can increase the amount little by little for a week, and if there is no problem, it is OK. However, no matter how much you eat, 1/2 is enough for a small bowl.


Add new food every 3-4 days. But in that case, always add only one kind, try it for 3 days and check if there are any abnormalities (diarrhea, constipation, rash, etc.), then add the next new ingredient, slowly but surely. Let's increase the Never give two or more first foods together.If there are any abnormalities (allergic symptoms, abnormal bowel movements, etc.), it becomes difficult to pursue the cause of the ingredients. Always add the first ingredient alone.


That way, every meal should always consist of a main dish, a side dish (3 or more ingredients), a soup or a drink.

Water is essential for baby food. After eating 2 solids, add 1 water. Don't forget to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with water.

Children lose energy every 3 hours until elementary school age, so eating every 3 hours is important. Snacks and late-night snacks are meant to replenish children's energy, so they are never meant to eat sweets. Think of it as an extension of your meal.

If your child has few meals at one time, you can increase the number of meals to two or more as soon as possible and let them eat little by little. Let's divide it into two and proceed with an appropriate amount so as not to put a burden on the stomach.

Since the intestinal bacteria are not sufficient until 1 year old, binge eating puts a burden on the intestines and can cause indigestion.

Also, since breast milk and formula are an important source of nutrition for 2 to 3 meals, you can give them separately from baby food every 3 to 4 hours.

During the baby food period, the prevention of unbalanced eating is also a major goal, so getting used to light tastes prevents likes and dislikes. Saltiness, soy sauce, sweetness, etc. are enough for adults to barely notice.

Also, don't hate it even if you don't eat it. If you give it a few hours or days, it will eat it, and if you change the cooking method, it will eat it. Babies grow and learn every day, so what they couldn't swallow one time can be swallowed easily the next time.

Likes and dislikes are made by parents. It's important to let them eat with a smile on their face and tell them it's delicious.

If the mother makes a disgusting face, or raises the child with a disgusted or scared face, the meal itself will not be the same as other meals, and it will not be delicious. Children up to the age of 2 decide whether things are good, bad, fun, or not fun based on the facial expressions of their parents (especially mothers). It is important that the adults around you are always enjoying their meals.



When the pace of eating is established, the mouth moves well, and the amount of food per meal becomes about one bowl of rice in total, then shift to three meals. From now on, the production of baby food will begin. In terms of age, around 9 months. However, babies at this age have developed a lot of intelligence, and tend to be mischievous, playful eaters, and have uneven appetites. Put a line on the food, stop playing, and don't pretend you're hungry by throwing a snack in between.

As your mouth moves better, you will be able to chew with your gums better. Gradually mix hard and soft foods in your diet. Even if you only eat the whole meal about once out of three meals, don't get discouraged. If you eat properly once, please think that you can proceed mainly during that time period.

Only eat when you can sit and concentrate.If it ends in the middle, you can give it again after a while, and you don't have to stick to 3 meals. Some children can eat a lot at once, while others eat little by little. A proper eating habit of several times a day can be learned later. “While eating” leads to bad eating habits. While they are young, you should not feed them while deceiving them by showing them something like TV.

From 1 year old to 1.5 years old, sometimes until about 2 years old, take your time and bring your child to a diet that is almost as hard as an adult. During this period, milk should be kept to a total of 400-600cc per day. Breast milk can be given as often as you like. The main source of nutrition will shift to baby food.

Even if your baby is 1 year old and wants only milk or breast milk, and the amount of food is not increasing, you may get an appetite if you decide to stop breastfeeding. But don't try this method if your child is less than 1 year old.

I often hear that babies eat a lot of snacks even though they don't eat much baby food, and that they don't want snacks. This is because the sweet taste (= pleasant taste) was remembered by giving snacks in the middle of the baby food. Snacks are a good thing to eat, but they don't help with nutrition. Snacks are not necessary during the weaning process. It is enough to complete three meals and stop breastfeeding.

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