Baby Diet

Normally a newborn baby spends most of its time to asleep, it doesn't take long for baby to wake up to the world around. From 4 to 6 weeks, baby will begin to recognize familiar faces, turn to sounds and might even get your first smile. Baby starts their movements such as leg kicking and more aware of their hands.

Diet for 0-6 Months

Diet for 6-12 Months

A child between the ages of 6-12 months requires a lot of nutrients like minerals and vitamins to have a proper growth. Now baby is just starting solids at this stage, start slowly, preparing a very small amount of whatever food you have chosen to begin with. Nurse or bottle feed your baby first and then offer your little one solid. It's important to remember that baby's milk continues to be more important than solids at this age don't worry when baby won't eat more than a few bites.
First teeth of the baby erupt during this period. They will have irritation of gums and will like to put anything which they can get hold in their mouth. This will lead to higher incidence of lose motion during this period. To minimize this, a toast or biscuit can be given to the baby to suck at it and chew at it with their bare gums.
Your baby needs regular check-ups to make sure he is growing properly. Consult your caregiver or dietitian if your child is not gaining weight. They can help you if he has trouble nursing or is not eating enough formula each day. Talk with your caregiver if your baby has diarrhea or vomiting, or can not take breast milk or formula for more than 1 day. This may mean that they are not able to digest the feedings you are giving them.
Protein is required for growth and the maintenance and repair of body tissues, as well as to make enzymes that control many body functions
Fat is needed as a source of energy (calories) for your baby, as well as providing essential fatty acids and the fat soluble vitamins
Carbohydrate is another major energy source for your baby, providing about 40% of the total energy in breast milk

Signs of hunger

  • excited when put in the high chair
  • sucks or smacks lips
  • opens mouth at sight of food
  • puts fist in mouth or cries
  • leans forward or reaches for food

Signs of fullness

  • turns head away at sight of spoon
  • closes mouth at sight of spoon
  • covers mouth with hands
  • fusses or cries
  • falls asle