If your baby eats well, you can grow strong and smart. In the process of feeding your baby, there are four best times you can’t miss.
Don’t miss the four best times to feed
The best time to start breastfeeding – within 30 minutes after delivery
In 1989, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s fund proposed to help mothers open milk within half an hour after delivery. The reason is that colostrum is the most suitable food for newborns, which contains high concentration of nutrients and immunoglobulin for disease prevention; In addition, breast milk secretion will promote the recovery of the mother’s uterus and reduce postpartum hemorrhage. Many psychologists found that 20-30 minutes after birth, the newborn’s sucking ability is the strongest, if not stimulated by sucking, it will affect the sucking ability in the future. Under normal circumstances, half an hour after the birth of the baby can be breastfeeding, each time lasting for half an hour.
Breastfeeding step by step
Before breast-feeding, change the baby’s diaper and wipe the nipple with warm water.
Hold the baby in your arms, put the nipple and most of the areola into the baby’s mouth, and make the baby’s tongue wrap the mother’s nipple and areola from bottom to top. Sucking is effective only when the baby is well connected with the breast.
After feeding the milk, hold the baby upright, let it lean on the mother’s shoulder, pat him on the back, make him hiccup, exhaust the air in his stomach, avoid spilling milk.
The best time to add complementary food — 4-6 months
The World Health Organization and most nutrition and pediatrics experts believe that it is the best time to add complementary food to a baby at 4-6 months old. Before 4 months, the baby should be fully breastfed without adding any food, water or other drinks. When the baby is 4 months old, no matter how much breast milk secretion, should start to add supplementary food to the child.
Why choose this period to add complementary food? From 4 months, the baby entered the sensitive period of learning chewing and taste development. Generally speaking, infants begin to show great interest in food when they are 5 or 6 months old. When complementary food is added, the baby is willing to accept it, and it is easy to learn to chew and swallow. If early (4 months ago) to add complementary food, because the digestive organs are not mature, will affect the digestion and absorption of nutrition, and then affect the health of the baby.
Principle of complementary food addition
When adding complementary food, we should follow the principle of “from less to more, from thin to thick, from fine to coarse, from one kind to many kinds”, step by step.
After 4 months, the amount of amylase secretion increases. Rice paste can be added first, starting from one tablespoon a day. If there are no adverse reactions such as vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite, it can be gradually increased to a small bowl. 5 months can be replaced by porridge or rotten noodles and other starchy food rice paste, which not only supplement energy, but also exercise children’s chewing ability.
When the baby is used to one food, try to feed another. If the baby refuses the same food for two consecutive days, it is not suitable to eat reluctantly, but can try again in the future.
The best time to drink from a water cup: 6 months
Drinking water from a cup can train the small muscles of the baby’s hands and promote the development of hand eye coordination. Secondly, frequent use of milk bottles for a long time can lead to dental caries. Pediatricians suggest it’s best to start trying to get a baby to drink from a water glass when he’s six months old.
Pay attention to the milk feeding of newborns (picture) The baby does not have to be fed regularly Breast milk is the best natural food for infants