Thursday, August 13, 2015

First Vegetables for Baby

Preparation and storage  of baby food

1.Wash,peel,chop and steam.
2.Puree with some of the steaming liquid then feed.

If you want to store it,
1.Pour into ice-cube trays
2.Freeze overnight
3.Put into labelled freezer bags

First Fruits for Baby

First Grains for Baby

The best and the first Brown Rice

Remember, always consult with your pediatrician regarding introducing solid foods to your baby and specifically discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks for your baby.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

How to Make Sweet Potato Puree for Babies

  • Rinse the sweet potato in cold water.Peel and dice into small chunks.
  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.cook sweet potato chunks until tender (about 10-15 minutes)
  • Puree cooked sweet potato with the back of a spoon or potato masher. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency. 

Guiding Principles for Complementary Feeding

1.Practice exclusive breastfeeding from birth to 6 month of age and introduce complementary foods at 6 months of age while continuing to breastfeed.

2.Breastfeeding should continue with complementary feeding up to 2 years of age or beyond,and it should be on demand ,as often as the child wants .

3.Optimal complementary feeding depends not only on what is fed but also on how,when,where and by whom a child is fed.

4.Practice good hygiene and proper food handling .

5.Gradually increase food consistency and variety as the infant grows older .

6.Increase the number of times that the child is fed complementary foods as the child gets older feed a variety of nutrient-rich food to ensure that all nutrient needs are met.