How to judge whether the baby is adapted to complementary food?
How can you tell if your baby has adapted to supplemental food? If you add supplementary foods to your baby, your child is likely to accept it, or there will be some discomfort. How can parents tell if your baby has adapted to supplemental food? Experts recommend watching stool. If there is no special change in the frequency and nature of stool, it is adapted. You can also see the child's mental state, whether he is vomiting and his interest in food. Don't think that your baby doesn't like the expression when he comes into contact with food for the first time, which means he doesn't adapt. Maybe your baby is not used to the characteristics and taste of the food, because the supplementary food is after all different from the breast milk or formula that your baby is accustomed to eating. What should we do if the baby is not used to supplementary food? Let's take a look!
1. Some babies don't like to eat onions, cabbage, radishes and other vegetables, because these vegetables have a special taste that babies don't want to accept.
Countermeasure: You can add a small amount of water during cooking to dilute this special taste. If the baby really doesn't like to eat, parents don't need to force it. After all, there are many kinds of vegetables, and there are always things that babies like to eat.
2. When eating vegetables for the first time, the mother may find vegetables that are not fully digested in the baby's feces. Don't worry, as long as the baby has no diarrhea or no mucus in the stool, this is normal.
Countermeasure: Feed the baby vegetables and gradually increase the amount. Try to cut the vegetables into small pieces for your baby to digest and absorb.
3. Some babies feel itchy and uncomfortable after eating eggs. The skin around the face and ears is red and there is discharge. This may be an egg allergy.
Countermeasures: It takes at least 20 minutes to cook the eggs thoroughly. Remove the protein immediately, mash the egg yolk, and mix the egg yolk with grains or vegetables. Pay attention to whether the baby’s allergic symptoms appear. Generally speaking, 5-6 months old babies can eat egg yolks. Families with a history of allergies can postpone feeding egg yolks for a few months, but must add other supplementary foods, such as meat and liver, to supplement iron.
4. Potatoes are more likely to make babies feel sick or disgusted than other foods.
Countermeasure: Boil the potatoes, mash them, add some milk to dilute, start by feeding only a small amount of mashed potatoes to the baby, and then gradually add more. Milk food is the main food for babies, but as the baby's body ages, food should be supplemented in time. The baby’s digestive tract is fragile. If the child’s age and actual needs are not added with excessive supplementary food, or if the baby still eats as usual when he is sick, the baby will be prone to indigestion, vomiting and diarrhea.
Therefore, we should be very careful when adding supplementary foods and should not do anything arbitrary.