When to introduce certain foods to the baby from 0 to 12 months
It is very important to know when to introduce different foods to your baby, although it is impossible to think specifically about specific foods and feeding patterns for all infants. Infants start solid foods at different ages and therefore their progression to solid foods may differ considerably.
Always remember that solid foods do not replace the necessary nutrients or breast milk and / or formula in the first 12 months of life. The texture of solid foods given to the infant will vary with age and individual ability.
0 to 6 months
Above all, in the first 3 months, growth spurts will increase your baby’s appetite. Continue to feed him on demand and increase the number of foods as needed, but the diet in this period should be only breast milk. Breast milk contains all the nutritional needs of your baby from 0 to 6 months.
6 to 8 months – Let’s start eating
“Baby” cereals, especially those fortified with iron, such as PHOSPHATINE, and sweetened mashed soft fruit and vegetable should be the baby’s first healthy eating experiences. Only simple ingredients and put 4 days between the introduction of each new food. You can skip the cereals and start with a fruit like avocado or start with a vegetable or sweet potato. However, you will have to continue giving breast milk.
8 to 10 months – baby is making great progress
Continue with iron-fortified cereals such as PHOSPHATINE and add fruit in a thin puree or chopped into good pieces, vegetables, meat, pasta and dairy products such as yogurts and cheeses. Pasta, vegetables and fruits should all be lightly cooked and possibly crushed with a fork or mortar. Raw fruits are often introduced at this stage. Meat and proteins such as egg yolk should be cooked and mashed or chopped into small pieces. If you give soybeans, you do not need to cook it first. Make sure that the dairy products offered are easy to digest. Remember, the baby will not have molars for some time around the age group of 12 to 18 months. Food should be easily dissolved between the gums.
11 to 12 months – baby will want more
At this point, your baby must already be or is about to eat “at the table” foods made for dinner. She may already love self-feeding and maybe a variety of spices in her kitchen. Encourage a healthy exploration of foods, tastes and textures as well as eating utensils. Always keep in mind that some foods may still be an allergy or other type of reaction risk.