Many children by this age already show an active interest in food. This is a normal formation of nutritional interest, but it does not mean that it is time for the child to administer complementary foods. On the recommendation of WHO, the introduction of complementary foods for children who are both breast-feeding and artificial feeding is recommended from 6 months.
The baby can play for a long time, lying on his stomach. He goes through the toys that are in his reach, manipulates them. Many five-month-olds are already trying to get on all fours. They stretch their arms, pull up and bend their knees. Many people get up on all fours by the end of the month and swing back and forth. This is an excellent preparation for crawling.
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The sleep is still quite long, but the waking time is increased to 1-1.5 hours. It is important to learn to understand when a child is tired and at the first signs of fatigue try to put him to bed. The fact is that he quickly overworkes and then cannot fall asleep because of this. Many mothers notice the optimal waking time of the child, after which it is easiest to put him to bed.
The nutritional volume of children is approximately 1/5 of their weight. Frequent attachments to the chest are still relevant for this age, but many children themselves already create a certain sleep-meal-wake regimen.
The baby’s gastrointestinal tract has adapted sufficiently to a new type of diet and is no longer responding strongly to any changes in the diet of a nursing mother. The stool in children on exclusively Continue reading
If a woman chooses to continue feeding during pregnancy, and with the birth of a new baby is going to do it at the same time (in tandem), she must be confident not only in her abilities, but also rely on the help of the family.
When protection is in effect
If a young mother only breast-feeds her baby for the first 6 months after birth, lactation can be an excellent natural contraceptive. Doctors call this method of contraception “lactational amenorrhea” when a woman has no periods, and ovulation does not occur.
In order for the method to work 100%, the following conditions must be observed:
• a woman puts a baby to her breast on demand, at least 8 times a day, and the largest sleep break at Continue reading