Growth happens during a child’s first year of life more than any other time. Experts also find that the first year is especially crucial in creating healthy eating patterns, so it’s important to feed your baby a variety of food at the proper time.
Here’s a guide for the first nine months of feeding your baby. Always remember to observe your baby closely and consult your pediatrician for any and all nutritional concerns with your child.
Breastmilk only. As the digestive track is still developing,
do not feed your baby solid food or water. Make sure to
observe your baby carefully by ensuring that he or she is latched probably. Breastfeed exclusively and as frequently as you can.
Immediately after birth:
Establish milk supply by latching your baby within the first hour after his or her birth. The first few drips of milk is called colustrum, and is essential to the baby’s immune system.
First 6 weeks:
Baby should be breastfed exclusively 8 to 12 times a day. L.A.T.C.H., a Philippine-based NGO that specializes in breastfeeding education and counselling, provides this guide for a baby’s stomach capacity from the first few days of its birth up to the first month.
First 5 Months:
Baby should continue to the breastfeed, but by around the fifth month, look out for signs that your baby is ready for solid food such as being able to hold his or her head up, teething, sitting well in a high chair, and making chewing motions.
At 6 Months and Beyond:
Baby may start on pureed food. Even if the baby is ready to take solids, the usual in-take of solid feeding is just one-two bites during the first times. Gradually introduce solid food to your baby’s diet by alternating between breastfeeding and food feeding. Breastfeeding and sold food become complementary at this point. From six months and onwards, you can also add Biobita to your baby’s food and milk to help with your child’s digestion and overall health.
Biobita is a supplement, and is not meant to replace medicine for any kind of sickness. For best results, please consult your doctor.
Mahalagang Paalala: Ang Biobita ay hindi gamot at hindi dapat gamiting at hindi dapat gamiting panggamot sa anumang uri ng sakit.
If a mother has any questions on breastfeeding, or need support, always get advise or support from trusted resources such as LATCH at http://facebook.com/theperfectLATCH, http://chroniclesofanursingmom.com,
http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca, http://www.llli.org, http://www.kellymom.com, and http://www.breastfeedingmadesimple.com, or books by Dr. Jack Newman, or Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC.