When a child uses mother's milk, it is not necessary to worry about the food, it's just that the mothers should feed the baby when he wants.
But if the child is on artificial feeding, you need to consider some of the nuances of his feeding.
A child who is breastfed,Eats when he wants it, and parents just need to follow how often the baby wet and dirty diapers. It is enough to weigh it 1 or 2 times a month. But when a child begins to eat from a bottle with milk formulas, careful monitoring is needed for his feeding. It is necessary to monitor the nutrition of the child, the dosing of the mixture and the intervals of food intake.
How much does the baby take the formula?
Calculate how much mixture to give a child per dayAnd how much to give at each feeding is easy enough. There are many different ways. If you are calculating by the age of the child, an eight-week-old baby should use 800 ml of milk per day. If the baby is less than eight weeks old, you need to give a mixture of 50 ml less.
And if the child is older than eight months, with each month should increase the volume of the mixture by 50 ml.
You can also calculate the volume of the mixture by weightChild. During the first weeks of life, the child should consume 1/5 of the body weight per day. Within the next 2 months, already 1/6 part, if to him from 3 to 5 months - 1/7 part of the body weight, and during the second half of the year the baby needs 1/8 part.
There is a technique that will help you calculate nutrition, knowing body weight and height. The formula is this: you need to divide the weight in grams by the height in centimeters and multiply by 7.
According to another method, you can calculate caloric value. To a child, at the age of up to three months, you need to get 125 calories per 1 kg of your weight.
Toddler from 3 to 6 months - 110 calories per 1 kg. And from 6 to 12 months - 100-90 calories per 1 kg of weight.
How to determine if the child is full?
For all the time when the baby eats, he eatsDifferent amount of the mixture. And the baby's appetite may not be permanent. And therefore, when artificial feeding begins, it is recommended to use occasional free feeding. As a result, the child eats when he wants, but the mother must monitor the amount of food eaten at a time. Pour in a bottle for 15-20 ml of the mixture more and give at the set time, deviating from the schedule for at least 30 minutes. And when the child is full, do not force the remainder to drink off. To understand whether a child is full or not, you need to determine how much the child needs to eat a mixture a day and how much it takes for one to feed. But when a child requires food before the set schedule, you should recalculate the amount of the mixture that you give the child.