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Feeding during the baby's first year of life is one of the biggest concerns for parents, especially when determining the duration of breastfeeding and the type and amount of food supplements that should be given to children.
From sixth month Solid and semi-solid foods, such as purees of vegetables and fruits, begin to be introduced little by little. It is recommended that meat, fish and eggs are not included in the baby's diet until eight months, and legumes until nine months.
According to the specialists of National Institute of Pediatrics of Mexico (INP) and the Spanish Association of Pediatrics, from ten to twelve months, all food groups can be incorporated into the child's diet, varying, of course, the amounts of each type.
For example, of fruits it is advisable to give half a cup a day, while of vegetables and cereals experts recommend increasing the variety and giving a daily intake of a quarter cup. On the other hand, of meats, fish and legumes, the last foods included in the diet, it is advisable to give four tablespoons daily. You can add the red meat and the whole egg.
It should be taken into account that breastfeeding or, where appropriate, formula milk is still maintained until definitive weaning. Regarding how to give food, the INP recommends still keeping the purees and porridges and ensuring that the baby takes the dishes chopped or chopped to encourage learning to chew.
It is important that the child acquires good eating habitsTherefore, it would be advisable that the products of your diet leave the family menu, in the appropriate quantities, and are given at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Remember also that it is not advisable to use spices or condiments in the dishes of such young children.
National Institute of Pediatrics of Mexico
Patricia garcia. Contributor to our site
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