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Stages in infant feeding


At Farmacia Los Almendros we help you with feeding your baby. If the time has come and it's time to introduce food, don't worry about doubts and insecurities. Food and meals is what usually worries and drives moms and dads upside down.

Currently, the WHO (World Health Organization) and pediatric associations recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a baby's life.

The first 6 months of your baby his only food should be milk. Currently, breastfeeding is the most recommended, since it has been shown to contribute to proper growth, strengthen the immune system and improve the emotional bond between mother and baby.

In some cases, breastfeeding is not possible for various reasons; incorporation to work, cracks in the nipple, abandonment due to supplementation with formula milk... In these cases, mothers should not worry, since there are specially formulated starter milks to provide all the nutrients to your baby. The type of breastfeeding is a decision of the mother that in our opinion should be respected.

Babies should drink at least 500 ml a day and in the case of breastfed children, feeding is on demand. In both cases, milk is the child's main food until they are one year old.

Milk, whether breast milk or formula, is the main food during the child's first year, after 6 months she begins to supplement her diet with other foods. In some cases, pediatricians recommend the introduction of the fruit at 4 months.

It is recommended that the child when he turns his first year has tried all the foods. New foods are always recommended to introduce little by little. The ideal is that you try during the day so that you can observe it, it is also recommended that you introduce this food without interfering with another new food for 3-5 days to be able to detect possible allergies or reactions with the new food introduced and detect it easily.

There are some foods that you should not offer until certain ages:

UP TO 1 YEAR OF AGE

Cow's milk and green leafy vegetables (spinach, Swiss chard, lettuce...)

UP TO 2 YEARS

Large fish, shellfish, raw egg and raw honey.

UP TO MORE THAN 3 TO 5 YEARS

Whole nuts (they are the first cause of choking in children under these ages)

Our main recommendations to take into account in infant feeding are:

  • Remember that after 6 months you can introduce new foods little by little so that when they reach their first birthday they have tried everything.

  • It is preferable that you opt for food cooked at home so that the child gradually eats homemade dishes.

  • The jars are a good resource for when you are away from home or for those days when you have been unable to cook, currently in our pharmacy we have organic jars made with ingredients 100% from organic farming.

  • The amount of food is always decided by the child, it is not advisable to force them to finish the plate.

  • During the first year it is not necessary to add salt or sugar to baby food.

  • During the first year it is not necessary to add salt or sugar to baby food.

​AGE

FOOD

FOOD GROUP

6 MONTHS

  • Type II follow-on milk.

  • Breastmilk.

  • Gluten-free cereal porridge.

  • Fruit porridge (apple, pear, banana, plums, grapes...).

  • Dairy products

  • Cereals.

  • Fruits.

7 MONTHS

  • Potato, carrot, onion, green bean, zucchini, pumpkin, broccoli.

  • Chicken.

  • Cereal porridge with gluten.

  • Raw olive oil.

  • Vegetables/Vegetables.

  • Meat.

  • Fats.

8 MONTHS

  • Celery, leek, tomato (without skin, without seeds).

  • Turkey, beef, rabbit.

  • Pasta, bread, crackers, rice and wheat semolina.

  • Vegetables/Vegetables.

  • Meat.

  • Cereals.

9 MONTHS

  • Natural yogurt (without sugar).

  • Fresh cheese.

  • egg yolks

  • Dairy products.

  • Eggs.

10 MONTHS

  • Soft cheese.

  • White fish.

  • Dairy products.

  • Eggs.

12 MONTHS

  • Swiss chard, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, artichoke, pepper, cucumber, tomato, lettuce...

  • egg white

  • Sausages.

  • Type III growth milk or cow's milk.

  • Lentil chickpeas…

  • Semi-cured cheese.

  • dairy desserts; flan, custard…

  • Tropical fruits.

  • Cooked oil.

  • Sugar and jams.

  • Vegetables/Vegetables

  • Egg.

  • Dairy products.

  • Legume.

  • Fruits.

  • Fats.

  • Non-essential sweeteners or additives.

18 MONTHS

  • Blue Fish.

  • Crushed dry fruits.

  • Dry and melted cheese.

  • Fish.

  • Nuts.

  • Dairy products.

In Farmacia Los Almendros you can find the best laboratories and brands of infant food; infant formula milk, continuation and growth, cereals with gluten, gluten-free cereals, juices, jars...

In addition to accessories to help you feed your baby; baby bottles, learning cups, fruit baskets, tableware...

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