Live Chat - Weaning Foods: What To Introduce And When!ARCHIVED
Feb 25, 2019 | 3 : 00 PM to 4 : 00 PM
Thinking of moving beyond breast milk to solid foods? The transition from breast milk to solid foods is known as weaning. Weaning may start when the baby is around 6 months or post 6 months when the baby is entering his/ her seventh month. While you may be excited about starting the weaning process, your baby may take time to adjust to the process. Want to do it while keeping the baby happy? Yes, it's possible!
When is the right time to wean?
This is probably the next big question on your mind. In general, it's advisable to start weaning your baby off breast milk after 6 months. You baby's digestive system will give you signs and clues that they are ready to go onto the weaning journey. Some typical signs such as your baby is able to crawl, is rolling over, can hold his/her head upright can do some eye-hand-mouth coordination and is able to swallow. Babies who aren't ready to start the process yet will push the food out of their mouth.
Precautions you should take while starting the process
- The food you are giving your baby should have a smooth in texture. There should be no chunks in the meal as chunks may lead to choking
- The food should be at room temperature
- Try using a spoon instead of a bottle as this will prevent tooth decay
Which foods to introduce when?
Once your baby is 6-months-old, you can start giving mashed vegetable and fruits or purees. Vegetables like carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato and fruits like banana, apples make for yummy meals for babies. The next stage is to give your baby mashed food of thicker consistency. Try and avoid adding salts, sugar, honey to your baby's food. If your baby is happy eating with spoon and is able to digest the food you are giving, try and increase the range of food you give.
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