With the beginning of complementary feeding, parents have a lot of questions about what to feed the baby and at what age.
Sometimes moms and dads doubt when to give a child puree from vegetables and fruits.
First lure: when to give the baby a vegetable puree
Just a few decades ago, the firstLure, from which recommended to start pediatricians, were by no means vegetables. Acquaintance with new tastes began with juices, which were given almost after the expiration of the first month of life. Today, the point of view of doctors has changed and it is believed that breast milk or adapted mixtures fully meet all the needs of the baby's body, which allows not to overload his digestive system with concentrated juices. Because now the lure starts with vegetables, fruits or cereals.
Vegetable lure is recommended for those children who do not haveProblems with weight gain, because with its lack, the first to add to the menu porridge. Puree from vegetables should not be given before the child turns 4 months old, and for babies who are breastfed, this period can be quietly pushed back up to six months. First choose the least allergenic vegetables, which include zucchini and broccoli or color.
Do not accept all input recommendationsThese or those vegetables literally, since the best needs of the baby can be known only by his mother and attending physician, whose opinion about the lure is based on knowledge of the characteristics of health.
When to give the child a fruit puree
In principle, you can start lure with fruit. Apples and pears are great for this. But the difficulty lies in the fact that after the sweet taste of these fruits, not all children are happy to eat neutral zucchini or cabbage. With regard to the timing of getting acquainted with the fruit, they are similar to what is reserved for vegetables, that is, before the child reaches 4 months of age, one can not take the time. And, unlike vegetables, fruits are given in much less quantity, because it is much more convenient to give them not in pure form, but as a supplement to other dishes, first to porridges, and then to cottage cheese.
For allergenic fruits such as citrus or red berries, even later dates of introduction into the diet are established and up to six months should not be rushed with them, even if the child is not prone to allergies.
Shop or homemade puree: advantages and disadvantages
Many believe that the quality of puree,Prepared by the hands of a loving mother, can not be compared with a store, because no one knows what really lies in the jars and how well all technologies are observed. But it is not so. The production of baby food is tightly controlled and if compared with the home, the latter can lead only if it is made from fruits grown in their own garden and cooked during the growing season. In winter, even their own apples lose most of their properties, so the advantage is on the side of factory production.