Lure - when to start
There comes a time when the baby is not enough mother's milk or mixture. He does not get enough, he becomes restless, does not gain weight. At this point, it is worth starting to introduce additional products. As a rule, this time falls on infants at 6 months, and in artificial children - at 4. There are exceptions when the baby’s condition worsens and, on the advice of the doctor, the mother will have to introduce supplemental foods before the generally accepted deadlines. It is necessary to know that up to a year, finished products are introduced into the baby’s diet, and not raw. And the first dish should be puree, and it is necessary that he had a homogeneous mass, and as part of only one product. It is important that the puree is not much different in its consistency from the mother's milk or milk formula. This is necessary in order for the crumbs to be easier to move from one type of product to another. Over time, you can do thicker.
In the issue of complementary foods - the timing of its beginning and the choice of ingredient - specialists in baby food do not have a common opinion. Much depends on the state of health of each infant, the individual rates of its development and the way of feeding.
If the baby eats breast milk, up to half a year he needs nothing more. And after six months, mother's milk alone is not enough to provide the developing organism of the infant with all the important substances. Then comes the "finest hour" vegetable puree. By this time, the incompletely developed digestive system is already able to cope with the new product without the risk of gas formation or diarrhea. For formula-fed babies, the most appropriate time is 4 or 4.5 months old.
By the way, the actual period of introduction of vegetable foods in different parts of the world is different: in Europe, for example, it occurs at 3-4 months of infants. In particular, the German pediatricians do not conceal that the purpose of these activities is gradual persistent weaning of the child from the breast at an earlier date, mainly for the fact that the mother can return to work as soon as possible.