How to Feed Your Baby?
When you have a newborn, all you really need to do is either feed them from your breast or formula milk and put it in a baby milk bottle.
But, what if your baby starts to have teeth? Well, you have to slowly transition to solid foods as their bodies would require a lot more to become stronger and better.
That being said, a lot of first-time parents still do not know exactly how to do that. What kind of foods do I need to feed them? How should I feed them? These are just some of the most common questions being asked around that topic.
So today, I am going to provide tips on how you can feed your baby the right way.
Cook Fresh Foods
One tip that I highly recommend parents do is to actually cook some fresh foods for your baby. Of course, since we are talking about 9-12-month old babies, you will be mashing them in order for them to eat it as easily as possible.
What foods do you need to prepare them? Well, I suggest that you get them these:
- Green peas
- Sweet potatoes
- Cooked tomatoes
- Green beans
- And many more
I want to remind all of you that the juice that can be gotten from these sources should not count as “foods”. If anything, I encourage you to also add some formula milk to make them stronger.
You may also want to include some carbohydrates as well. Grains and breads should always be a part of their daily meals. This can include cooked noodles, cereal, rice, and soft breads. Adding a little bit of formula milk into these will make it easier for your babies to digest.
When you cook the foods that I’ve mentioned above, it is important to remember that you need to make sure to cook them as thoroughly as possible. Next, you want to mash them so that they will be easier to digest.
If you are too busy to prepare and cook the foods for your baby, the next best thing that you can do would be to buy those foods that are placed in jars. Just make sure that they are still relatively fresh and right for your baby’s consumption.
When you slowly add different types of foods, you have to watch out for any signs of allergies. This can be characterized by red spots, sudden itchiness, and sometimes even fever.
If babies illicit a negative response (i.e. allergic reaction) to certain foods, do not ditch them yet. Perhaps introducing them into their diet at a later time will help since there are some antibodies that haven’t reproduced in their fragile bodies yet.
Also, there are pre-packaged foods that are “right” for your baby, but you should feed them these foods sparingly as they may contain a lot of sugar. If you expose your child to too much sugar at a very early age, they might not eat the other food groups because of it.