Weaning Diet

Weaning Diet Weaning Diet

Weaning Diet – The weaning process begins the first time your baby takes food from a source other than your breast – whether it’s formula from a bottle or mashed banana from a spoon. The Weaning is the gradual replacement of breastfeeding with other foods and ways of nurturing.

How to introduce weaning / semisolid foods in babies after 6 months…

6 months is the time to start semisolid food after exclusive Breast milk/ formula milk…
Water is also introduced after 6 months…

Weaning Diet How to know that a baby is ready for solid foods…

  • Your baby is able to sit with back support.2. Baby’s neck & head should be stable.
  • Baby can open or close mouth around a spoon.
  • He/She is ready to chew/ swallow.
  • She/He is still hungry after breast/ formula feed & shows interest in foods…

Weaning Diet What precautions should be taken while introducing first semisolid food to the baby…

1. Start with fruits puréed As it is easy to digest.
2. Always follow 3 days wait rule that means you should keep a gap between 2 new foods.
3. This is the best way to check food allergies.
4. Always feed solid food to your baby in sitting position either on chair / Laps.
5. . Don’t add breast milk/ formula milk during cooking it should not be on the flame.. add milk once the food is ready.
5. Baby food must be soft, properly cooked & easy to chew/ swallow.
6. Start with a very little quantity & slowly increase the portion.
7. Always give freshly cooked foods to the baby.
8. Don’t feed your baby forcefully.

Weaning Diet for infants after 6 months of age.Weaning Diet for infants after 6 months of age.

  1. Breast/ formula milk. 
  2. Meshed banana.
  3.  Stewed apple.
  4.  Steamed vegetable purée ( carrot, sweet potato, beans).
  5. Moong Dal pani.
  6. Rice water.
  7.  Single grain cereal. ( atta kheer, sooji kheer, glucose biscuits mixed in milk, crushed & meshed Dalia, mashed potato, orange/apple juice.
  8. Gradually increase the quantity & portion size with varieties…

Dt Shweta Arora Mandal 
Sr Diet consultant 
Contact no: 9871699981

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