Table of contents:
- Feeding a baby at 9 months
- Feeding the baby at 9 months. Modern guidelines
- Feeding at 9 months. Complementary feeding with cottage cheese
- Complementary feeding with kefir
- Bread and other foods
- Stopping breastfeeding
Video: Feeding A Baby At 9 Months
2023 Author: Rachel Wainwright | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:01
Feeding a baby at 9 months
By the age of 9 months, the baby already knows what vegetable, meat and fruit purees, cereals, juices, bread and crackers are. But the taste of fermented milk products remains a mystery to him. The task of the parents is to correctly diversify the feeding of the child at 9 months with cottage cheese and kefir, to give it in the amount that will benefit and will not harm the growing body.
Feeding the baby at 9 months. Modern guidelines
It is no secret that a few years ago, cottage cheese diluted with kefir was recommended to be introduced to children as complementary foods from 6 months. Today, the opinions of pediatricians on this matter are very different. So, some argue that at the age of six months, the body of the crumbs is ready to consume cottage cheese. Others say that an excess of protein in a healthy body of a baby is not needed at all, because later this can affect blood pressure and metabolic failures. There is a group of doctors who prohibit giving this fermented milk product to children under 12 months of age. However, according to the majority, feeding at 9 months can and should be supplemented with cottage cheese. As for kefir, it is also allowed to give it to a baby from 9 months. If you start this process earlier, then an increased amount of kefir can lead to harmful consequences, up to anemia.
The introduction of fermented milk products into the baby's day menu is directly affected by the type of feeding the baby is 9 months old. If he is breastfed, then complementary foods may have the following scheme: vegetable puree, meat, cereals, cottage cheese, kefir, etc. The diet of an artificial baby will have some differences: vegetable puree, cereals, meat, cottage cheese, etc.
Feeding at 9 months. Complementary feeding with cottage cheese
All fermented milk products, including cottage cheese, should be introduced into the feeding of a 9-month-old child no more than once a day. It is best to start acquaintance of the baby with cottage cheese in the evening (at about 18 hours). In this case, the proposed amount should not exceed half a teaspoon. Taking your time, it is necessary to increase the daily consumption of cottage cheese to 20 g, then to 35 g and 50 g.
Paying attention to the fact that the child is small, one should not forget the main rule of his proper nutrition - feeding at 9 months should be based on the best food products. In this case, you need to think about purchasing a special baby cottage cheese (it is best to purchase it in a children's dairy kitchen). However, it is not difficult to prepare a healthy, nutritious and tasty curd at home, which can be stored in the refrigerator for no more than a day.
To date, there are two known recipes for making baby cottage cheese: based on kefir or using a special solution purchased at a pharmacy. For the second cooking option, you need to buy a calcium chloride solution in advance and add 300 ml of milk to it. The milk must first be brought to a boil and cooled to room temperature. After that, the resulting mass is thoroughly stirred, poured into an enamel pan and boiled. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Cottage cheese is formed on top of the pan, which must be thrown onto cheesecloth, squeezed and transferred to a small plate.
To prepare kefir-based cottage cheese, you should take the usual one percent kefir or special children's kefir. It should be poured into a glass jar and placed in a pot of water. A metal lid or a small piece of cotton cloth can help prevent the can from cracking. The container is put on fire and wait for the water to boil in it. After waiting 5 minutes, you will visually see how the kefir begins to curl up, forming a curdled mass. The curd obtained in this way is thrown onto cheesecloth and given to the baby. To get 50 g of this fermented milk product, you will need no more than 100 ml of kefir.
Feeding a child at 9 months cannot do without cottage cheese, so the parents' task is to independently decide which cottage cheese they will feed their baby with.
Complementary feeding with kefir
Feeding at 9 months is also enriched with kefir. The first time it should be given in a volume of no more than 30 g in the evening. The maximum allowable amount of this product should not exceed 200 ml over time. Try to immediately teach your baby to drink this fermented milk product from a small cup. If the child refuses this way of feeding, give him kefir from a spoon. You should not buy an adult kefir for a 9-month-old child. It is best to order it in the children's dairy kitchen or purchase it in special packages marked “from 9 months”. It is also not forbidden to give infant formula fortified with vitamins, which will indicate the age from 6 months to a year. Your goal is not to force the child to use cottage cheese or kefir, but to instill in him a love for these healthy fermented milk products.
Having brought the amount of cottage cheese and kefir to the daily volume recommended by pediatricians, you can adhere to such menu options for your crumbs.
- Mother's milk or formula (200 ml) - 6.00;
- Porridge (150 ml) + 0.5 yolk, mixture (50 ml) or mother's milk - 10.00;
- Vegetable puree (150 g), vegetable broth (20 ml), meat puree (40 g), breast milk - 14.00;
- Kefir (170-180 ml) or fermented milk mixture + cottage cheese (20-30 g) - 18.00;
- Milk formula (200 ml) or breast milk - 22.00;
- Mother's milk or formula (200 ml) - 6.00;
- Porridge (150 ml) + 0.5 yolk, fruit puree (30 g), juice, mother's milk - 10.00;
- Vegetable puree (150 g), vegetable broth (20 ml), meat puree (40 g), juice or mother's milk (60 ml) - 14.00;
- Kefir (170-180 ml) or fermented milk mixture + cottage cheese (20-30 g), fruit puree or mother's milk (50 ml) - 18.00;
- Milk formula (200 ml) or breast milk - 22.00.
It should not be forgotten that feeding a baby at 9 months cannot do without breast milk, so it should be offered to the baby after every meal.
Bread and other foods
Feeding a baby at 9 months can be supplemented with a slice of bread or cookies, which can be given along with kefir. Using soft baby biscuits that dissolve quickly in the mouth, the crumb will never choke. With his 4-5 teeth, the baby should chew no more than 15 g of cookies per day. It should also be borne in mind that bread in the diet should be exclusively white.
After completing the full introduction of cottage cheese and kefir, make sure that the child tolerates these products well. In case of a normal reaction of his body, do not be afraid to diversify the baby's menu even more, remembering that no more than one new product can be given per day. It is at this time that you can think about stopping breastfeeding.
When the child turns 9 months old, the mother can safely transfer it to two attachments to the breast. By sucking out less breast milk, the baby thereby provokes less milk production. At the age of 12 months, in the morning or in the evening, you can give milk formula, kefir or fermented milk formula instead of breast milk. It is better not to give cow's milk to the child until 2 years old. By gradually accustoming the baby to complementary foods, you will accustom him to adult food and make the process of stopping breastfeeding very simple not only for the child, but also for yourself.
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