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Assoc Prof Dr Poh Bee Koon, a nutritionist and Positive Parenting Nutrition Editor, clears up your complementary feeding concerns.
“Why should I avoid seasoning my baby’s food with salt? At what age can a baby eat food seasoned with salt? Does salt stunt babies’ growth or lead to other negative effects?”
AP Dr Poh: Babies’ and young children’s kidneys are too immature to process excess salt from their food. Too much salt can lead to irreparable kidney damage in the long term.
Salt is an important nutrient needed by the human body and it is found in sufficient quantities in breast milk, rice and most, if not all, of the foods commonly fed to babies. So, do not add salt, soya sauce or artificial seasonings to baby’s food as this can endanger his health.
Children above 1 year old can eat food lightly seasoned with salt but only in very small quantities. Try to reduce the amount of salt in your child’s (and the rest of your family’s) food gradually. You will soon find that most foods are tasty enough without added salt. If you find the food bland, use natural flavourings such as lemon juice, herbs and spices.
“My 7-month-old has been on formula since he was 2 months old. I’ve begun giving him cereal on top of his formula. But at 6.5 kg, his weight’s low for his age. Please advise.”
AP Dr Poh: Babies double their birth weight at 5 months. If your baby was 2.5 kg when he was born, 6.5 kg would be normal for his growth rate at 7 months. Every child grows at a different rate and being small does not necessarily mean he is not healthy. Ask your paediatrician about your child’s growth rate.
From the age of 6 months, baby should be fed foods other than breast milk or formula. Begin with baby rice cereal and fruit or vegetable purées on their own. At 7 months, baby can be fed rice porridge cooked with finely chopped vegetables such as carrots or spinach. At 8 months, shredded, cooked boneless fish may be added. Visit a nutritionist, dietitian or paediatrician for more in-depth advice.
“I’ve been breastfeeding my 9-month-old baby exclusively and am now trying to start him on solids.The problem is, he refuses solids and only wants to breastfeed. Is this normal? Is he getting enough nutrients from breast milk, now that he’s almost 1 year old?”
AP Dr Poh: Breast milk is not enough to supply all the nutrients a 9-month-old baby needs. By baby’s 6th month, complementary feeding must be started. Give your 9-month-old a bowl of his own food and let him try to feed himself. You should also spoon-feed him at the same time. Give him foods that are increasingly firm in texture rather than the porridge, cereals and mash. Make sure the foods are not difficult for him to bite, chew and swallow. Try finger foods like small boneless fish, chicken nuggets (without the added salt, flavouring or preservatives) and soft fruits or vegetables cut into baby-friendly sizes.
Always watch him while he eats, even though he may be able to feed himself. Your baby cannot eat very much due to his tiny stomach so do not worry if he stops after two or three spoonfuls. Whenever he is hungry, offer him food first and not the breast. As long as he is growing at a healthy rate and is active, he is doing fine.
Make eating a fun experience for baby. He will be more willing to try new foods if he finds the experience enjoyable. If possible, continue breastfeeding him until his second birthday and beyond.
Poor complementary feeding practices can deprive baby of essential nutrients his body needs to grow. By Assoc Prof Dr Poh Bee Koon, Nutritionist
All your baby needs for the first six months is breast milk but as he grows and becomes more active, breast milk alone is no longer sufficient. He needs complementary foods to fill the everwidening gap between his nutritional needs and the amounts provided by breast milk. Failure to fill this gap can lead to malnutrition.
Did you start giving your baby complementary foods at six months? Failure to start at six months deprives your baby of the extra food hhe needs to fill his energy and nutrient gaps. Your baby may grow less rapidly or even stop growing. His risk of becoming undernourished and developing micronutrient deficiencies also increases. - yessszaaa...i started taking solid food when i'm 6 months...
Are you still breastfeeding after introducing new foods to your baby? Breast milk is still a crucial part of your baby’s diet. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that you breastfeed while giving other foods for up to two years. - wow!! i loveee breastfeed...
Are you slowly increasing the amount of complementary foods given to your baby? Give complementary foods 3 times a day at 6 to 12 months, 5 times a day at 12 to 24 months. This includes nutritious snacks once or twice a day on top of breastfeeding. As you increase the number of times you feed baby in a day, you should also increase the amount of complementary foods given as he grows. -for the time being ummi only give me 1 time a day...
Do you offer your baby nutrient-rich foods every day? While your active baby needs energy from ‘staple’ carbohydrate foods like rice, cereals and mashed potatoes, he should also eat nutrient-rich foods like meat, poultry, fish and eggs; beans, peas, lentils and milk products; as well as fruits and vegetables every day. - i've tried rice, mashed potatoes, fruits & vegetables...
Do you give your baby a wide variety of foods? At six months, introduce new foods in stages (one at a time, with at least four days in between) to give time for baby to get used to them and to help identify allergic responses. The types of foods you give baby should increase in variety as he approaches his first birthday. The more variety he gets, the more he can meet his nutrient needs. If he dislikes certain foods, try cooking them differently. That way, he will not be deprived of the nutrients from that particular food. -errrmmm ummi gave me variety of food with 2 days in between...
TELL-TALE SIGNS OF MALNUTRITION Is baby’s weight stagnant or declining? Does he fall sick easily? Is baby looking pale and becoming less active and less responsive to his surroundings? If you recognise any of these signs, do consult your doctor. He can help you determine the cause and ensure that baby gets foods that are nutritious and offered in the right amounts and in the right way.
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