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how much food does baby should eat?

how much food does baby should eat?

If the baby is just born, all need to drink milk, but the stomach capacity of the newborn baby is very small and can't drink much at a time, so it won't take long for it to be hungry. However, the baby's stomach volume will increase, the interval between feedings will gradually lengthen, and the milk intake will gradually increase. So, how much milk should the baby eat at each stage?

1. 1-2 months: The newborn baby has a relatively small amount of milk, and can only eat 3-5ml each time. However, after a few days, the milk intake will rise to 30ml each time. After a week, you can eat 60-90ml of milk each time. Breastfeeding babies will be fed more frequently, usually 8-12 times a day. When your baby is 1-2 months old, you should breastfeed as needed, and feed your baby when he is hungry. When the baby is full moon, the daily milk intake is about 720ml. In the second month, you can eat 120-150ml of milk every day.

2, 3-6 months: At this time, the baby's milk intake can reach about 150ml, but the baby's appetite is different, and there are some differences. As long as the child is in good spirits and the length and weight are normal, parents do not need to worry . When the baby is hungry, there will be behaviors, such as sucking fingers, crying loudly, etc.

3, 6-8 months: At this time, the baby can eat complementary food, but milk should still be drunk. Children can drink 700-900 ml of milk a day, usually divided into 5-6 times.

4, 9 to 11 months: At this time, the baby's digestion is relatively strong, and the types of complementary foods that can be eaten have also increased. You need to drink 700-900 ml of milk every day, which can be divided into 4 drinks.

After the baby is six months old, breast milk can no longer meet the child's nutritional needs. From this time on, our baby needs to add complementary food. 

How much complementary foods should be eaten a day, and how should it be added?

1. The first stage of complementary food: a six-month-old baby

When adding supplementary food for the first time, parents should consider that the baby's digestive ability is still quite limited at this time. Therefore, breast milk should be the mainstay, and some supplementary foods can be appropriately added in small amounts as adaptation and excessive. It is suggested here that the baby only needs to eat supplementary food once a day, but it is necessary to pay attention to the selection of ingredients to be single and easy to digest and absorb.

2. The second stage of complementary food: 7-9 months old baby

The chewing ability and digestion of babies at this stage have improved more than the previous month, so the amount of complementary food can be increased to two meals a day. But it is not recommended to eat in the morning, it is best to eat at night or noon, and strictly control the amount of food consumed to prevent the baby from causing problems such as food accumulation due to poor digestion.

3. The third stage of complementary food: 10 to 12 months old baby

Today's babies have begun to develop deciduous teeth, and their bowel movements are faster, and correspondingly, their ability to digest food is also stronger. At this stage, babies can eat supplementary food for three meals at a time, just like adults. But pay attention to putting less seasonings, oil and salt, and controlling the child's food intake. Don't be greedy.

4, the fourth stage of complementary food: one to two-year-old baby

Children who have reached the age of one year are well-developed in all aspects of their body. Therefore, it is really okay to change the supplementary food into a regular meal. If possible, milk once a day or milk twice a day, this diet combination is quite perfect. But Bao Ma must pay attention to the fact that the intake of ingredients such as seasonings and salt and sugar still needs to be controlled. As for canned fish, pickles, pickles, etc., don’t give it to children. A diet with normal meat and vegetables is fine.

What are the most popular complementary foods?

NO 1, blueberries

Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, and anthocyanins are good for babies' eyesight, brain development, and urinary system health. You can try to make a blueberry soup for your baby: Put about 1/4 cup of blueberries and a spoonful of water in a bowl, heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds, mash it to cool down, and add some plain yogurt.

NO 2, yogurt

Yogurt can enhance the function of the immune system and promote the healthy development of the brain and heart. Professor of the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis, said: "The calcium and vitamin D in yogurt also help bone and tooth development." In addition, yogurt can help regulate the number of beneficial bacteria in the baby's digestive tract, and plain yogurt is more suitable for babies.

NO 3. Pumpkin

The taste is sweet and smooth, rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. It is cooked into pumpkin porridge with rice and millet. After steaming, it is made into pumpkin paste with milk. It is suitable for babies over 6 months old.

NO 4. Lentils

Lentils are rich in protein and dietary fiber. You can feed the cooked lentils mixed with rice and various vegetables to your baby.

NO 5, dark green leafy vegetables

Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are rich in iron and folic acid. A handful of green leafy vegetables can be mashed and steamed on the fire, mixed with iron-added oatmeal and served to babies. The ratio of vegetables to oatmeal is 2:1.

NO 6, broccoli

Broccoli is rich in folic acid, dietary fiber and calcium, and its rich sulfide can enrich the baby's taste. You can steam broccoli with water, and when it is completely soft, cut it into small pea-sized pieces and feed it to your baby.

NO 7, avocado (avocado)

Nutritionist Lynn Cooper said that avocados are rich in unsaturated fats, similar in nutrients to breast milk, and are good for infant brain development. The avocado can be mashed for children to eat.

NO 8, meat

Meat is an important source of zinc and iron. The stew has various methods, is easy to chew, and is suitable for babies. The stew time should be long enough to ensure that it tastes good and becomes rotten.

NO 9, Prunes

Babies may experience constipation when they start to eat solid foods. Prunes can effectively relieve them. They can be mashed or eaten with oatmeal or applesauce. If the baby has severe constipation, it is recommended to add 1 to 2 scoops of prune juice to formula milk or breast milk.

NO 10, tangerine

Tangerines are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, and their sweet and sour taste is also loved by babies. The fresh tangerine can be cut into pieces and fed to the baby.

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