In this article we will discuss babies feeding (mistakes and solutions) from our readers' experience.
Very often, parents are faced with mistakes in babies feeding and needed solutions. After the first year of life, the child is drinking breast milk and it lacks that are vitamins in it, and when the baby grows up, it is necessary for the full development of all the products already.
Child nutrition - basic mistakes parents:
- Too short of feeding infants exclusively breastfed - only a small percentage of babies is so well-fed until 6 months of age;
- Reduction with age consumption of yellow, orange and red vegetables and fruits (mainly vegetable becomes potatoes as fries);
- Too early introduction of sweets in the diet of the child - at the age of 19-24 months, 60% consumes cakes, sweets 20%, and 44% drink;
- Irregular breakfast consumption, increasing the number of calories derived from snacks to the increase in the consumption of foods with low nutritional value, the excessive increase of food portions, reducing the consumption of dairy products, fruits and vegetables (except potatoes);
- Excessive consumption of sugar, especially children in the preschool years;
- The consumption of too small amounts of trace elements, calcium and potassium, but too large amounts of sodium to the recommended amount.
Child nutrition - what parents can do to optimize the way of eating:
1. feed the baby exclusively breastfed the first 4-6 months of life; keep breastfeeding for 12 months;
2. monitor the quality (composition) of food, the amount of servings (depending on age and physical development of the child), accustomed to the regular food consumption (according to the period of development of the baby);
3. to provide appropriate social (regular consumption of food the whole family, underlining the important role of food) conditions;
4. The transfer of knowledge concerning healthy food and style food during consumer purchases during cooking;
5. draw incorrect information on the topic child nutrition with the media and other sources;
6. inform the guardian, as employees of nurseries and pre-schools, that the child should have;
7. lead by example, "behave as I am" instead of "behave, as I say";
8. promote daily, regular physical activity and participate in it;
9. provide access to various foods with high nutritional value, such as fruit or vegetables to replace its high calorie dense nutrient-poor and snacks, sweets, ice cream, fried foods and sweetened beverages;
10. as a source of calcium and protein to choose dairy products;
11. limit the "snacks" between meals, especially when classes do not require movement or when the child is languishing (especially limit sugary foods);
12. limit sedentary child, to allow no more than 1-2 hours spent in front of computer monitor and (or) TV (Do not install the TV in a child's bedroom);
13. allow the child to decide on the number of consumed food (adjust the amount of calories consumed), if the value of the relative body weight or weight-for-height correct.
In the period of early childhood observed ability to memorize the taste, smell, taste preferences begins to form. Schooling child to new products bears interest in the future a wide variety of diets. Children fed monotonically in early childhood, later may be reluctant to refer to new, unknown to them products and dishes. In the case of unwillingness to try new things should be submitted new products in small quantities together with foods that the child already knows and loves. Parents should not, however, encourage your child to eat, as this could lead to unpleasant consequences associated with food product selection and serial avoiding them in the future.