Feeding baby of six months!
Sometimes parents find it a struggle what to feed their child after six months. Some parents think that they can give all different kinds of food. However it is important to have a proper guideline from pediatrics or child specialist.
This age shows significant weight gain (doubled birth weight) and weighs at least 13 pounds. They can close mouth around a spoon. They can also move food from front to back of mouth
What to feed and how much
Remember that breast milk is still important. Parents can give them pureed vegetables (sweet potatoes, squash), pureed fruit (apples, bananas, and peaches), boiled chicken, fish etc. Semi-liquid, iron-fortified cereals are also good option. Begin with about 1 teaspoon pureed food or cereal. Mix cereal with 4 to 5 teaspoons breast milk or formula. (It will be very runny.) Increase to 1 tablespoon of pureed food, or 1 tablespoon of cereal mixed with breast milk or formula, twice a day. If you're giving cereal, gradually thicken the consistency by using less liquid.
If your baby won't eat what you offer the first time, try again in a few days. Introduce new foods one at a time. Wait two or three days, if possible, before offering another new food. It's also a good idea to write down the foods your baby samples. If he has an adverse reaction, a food log will make it easier to pinpoint the cause.