So your baby is sending you cues that they want to start solids….they are watching you eat with a wishful look in their eye, opening their mouth every time you go to take a bite and trying to steal your spoon out of your hand.
When your baby is around the age of 6 months, it is important to introduce suitable solids to satisfy his nutritional needs. It is at this age when breastmilk and/or formula doesn’t provide all the calories and nutrients your little one needs. Here are 5 signs that will tell you whether your baby is ready for solids
When your baby reaches 8 months of age, he is most likely ready for finger foods. Finger foods are foods that babies can pick up and eat by themselves. Since finger foods are small/bite-sized foods that are soft and diced, your little one won’t need their teeth to chew it. Your baby’s gum should be strong and have no trouble mashing the finger foods. However, it is important you look out for the signs that will tell you your little one is ready. Look out for these 5 signs
Eating a healthy diet while you are breastfeeding is important because what you eat determines the energy, protein, nutrient and vitamin content of your breast milk. In addition to the increased micronutrient demands, breastfeeding also uses up a lot of energy, with 500 kcal/day more needed than pre-pregnancy (the equivalent of a banana smoothie, toasted sandwich or bowl of cereal)
Introducing your bub to new foods is an exciting time! You really notice how fast they are growing up. Introducing solids to your young one is one thing, but introducing foods that might cause adverse reactions is another. This can be… a little daunting. Here we will cover everything you need to know about how to introduce your baby to potential allergens.