Supplementation Recommendations & amp; Tips for Beikoststart

In the second half of the nutritional needs of your baby rises and it takes gradually more than just milk. We will inform you on introduction of solid food and provide tips for gentle transition from the milk to the broth. Plus: Beikostplan printable breast milk or formula milk are entirely sufficient as a source of food for your baby during the first four to six months of life. The milk contains all the nutrients your baby needs to grow and flourish. But soon the energy and nutrient requirements of an infant increases but: Especially iron, vitamin B6, zinc and calcium are needed now in larger quantities than it can provide the milk still. Therefore, the Research Institute of Child Nutrition (FKE) Dortmund recommends complementary feeding between the 5th and 7th month introduce.

accustom baby to solid food: Supplementation

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But do not worry, the introduction of solid food is not equivalent to weaning. She will replace in the coming weeks and months, a milk meal after another through porridge, but you can continue breastfeeding on demand and that as long as you and your baby want. 

When is my baby ready for solid food?

It varies from child to child. Some are curious to mush already four months and try it out like. Others need a few weeks to get involved with the new taste and consistency. Not least the kids also need to first learn the food from a spoon because it another tongue technology is required as when vacuuming. Pushing your baby in the first complementary foods-try the porridge always forwards out of the mouth or is it so no interest in porridge, you should give him a little time. Try it a few days later just once.
Beikoststart according to plan: introduce porridge gradually


Do not panic, read here now Nothing of fixed schedules and strict do's and don'ts for the introduction of solid food. So complicated so natural as feeding your baby should not be. The following recommendations of the FKE will you primarily as orientation serve. They take into account the general nutritional and developmental needs in infancy and the traditional diet in Germany. The FKE diet for infants in the first year has proven to be compatible transition from milk, on the supplementary food to family diet and is recommended by various medical societies. but individual adjustments of the requirements are of course possible.

So whether you start with a lunch or Morgenbrei if you first feed carrots or other vegetables if you want to feed your baby with or without meat - it is only important that the various foods always first individually introduce so as not to overwhelm the digestive system of your baby and possible allergies can make early on. Moreover, it should only a dairy meal per month be completely replaced by a Breimahlzeit. are replaced until all the milk meals, pass this way four to six months. 

From the 5th month (ie 4 months): The first Breimahlzeit
➤ vegetable puree


Time: at lunchtime
Foods: Vegetables and potatoes, cooking oil, fruit juice, later meat and fish

For the first Breimahlzeit an acceptable vegetable mash is recommended, for example, Carrot, zucchini, squash, parsnips, broccoli or fennel (Recipe: first vegetable puree). Is the first type well tolerated, can be three to four days later, potato introduce. A few days later you can then offer a mixed slurry of the two ingredients. You may even feel that your child does not like certain varieties. You can still offer him for a week on this taste, so it has the chance to really get to know him.

Mix the pureed vegetables, whether cooked or bought, always something cooking oil (E.g., rapeseed oil) at: 100 grams of vegetables in each case a teaspoon oil. The oil promotes vegetable digestion and is used to boot the brain development of the baby.

➤ Tip: If you cook the porridge itself, you mash it finely and spread it if necessary through a sieve, so that he gets a very fine consistency.

Tolerate your baby mixed vegetable puree, you can two from the 7th or 8th month to three times a week, a small amount meat (20-30 grams) with mixing. Meat is an important source of iron, in particular beef. But even lean pieces Pork, lamb and poultry You can even feed them, with each variety individually should introduce here first. Once you feed meat, you also mix the slurry about two to three teaspoons of vitamin C-containing fruit juice (E.g., apple juice) at. Vitamin C promotes iron absorption. Later, you can use the meat portion once a week by fat fish replace (for example, salmon).

Would you give up meat, be sure that your child takes through a corresponding Vegetable selection sufficient iron to him. Iron-rich vegetables include Carrots, fennel and broccoli. You can use the meat in the porridge by cereals replace (eg oats). Here, too, the experts recommend the addition of vitamin C through fruit juice.

➤ Good to know: In the beginning, your baby should not even have enough to eat on porridge. It's only used it to get to know the broth and the spoon. Breastfeed your child so as usual, but it can not get enough to drink it. Disconnect the milk meal for a few spoonfuls of porridge. Depending on how well it works, your child is sick after that time or place it simply again on. Increase the amount of slurry every day until your child finally eating 150 to 250 grams of porridge. You also reduce the milk meal until you only feed pulp.

Over the next few weeks, the potatoes can in porridge for a change by Pasta, corn or rice be replaced.

Read on the second page, how to continue after the introduction of Gemüsebreis loud diet of FKE! You'll also find a practical Beikostplan to download and print. >> Continue reading

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