The composition of breast milk. What is breast milk made of?
Breast milk is the very first food of the child, therefore, of course, it contains the necessary nutrients - carbohydrates, proteins, fats, as well as water to maintain water balance…

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Breast milk and mixtures: what is common between them?
For starters, compare breast milk with infant formula. In some respects, the mixtures are similar to breast milk: they contain nutrients, moisture and energetically valuable ingredients, so the baby will…

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What happens to breasts during pregnancy?
What happens to breasts during pregnancy? If you think that breasts grow only in youth, you are mistaken! The complex internal structures necessary for feeding the baby begin to form…

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6 months: we introduce complementary foods

The first lure is either mashed vegetables or porridge. It is one-component, homogeneous and should be introduced gradually. The fact that we started giving baby food does not cancel breastfeeding. If you introduced vegetables to the first lure, then it is worth the porridge to enter the second lure (or vice versa).

6 months is the most frequent time when active teething begins. However, they can erupt both earlier and later. In some children, teeth begin to erupt only closer to the year and this is also normal.

The first incisors erupt first. They can appear together, or they can one after another. After the appearance of the first tooth, they must be started to brush – 2 times a day with a soft children’s Continue reading

8 months: the beginning of socialization

If you have not secured the house earlier, now is the time to do it. Crawl at the level of the child, try to detect possible dangers. Remove fragile and sharp objects from the child’s field of activity so high that the baby does not reach them. Attach all not very stable furniture to the wall. This is especially true for dressers and whatnots.

In the child, most likely, 2-4 teeth have already erupted. Many mothers notice that the intervals between the teeth are quite large. Do not worry, most likely, they will close closer to two years, when all 20 deciduous teeth erupt.

In the diet at 8 months, you can add fruit. For a start – in pureed form, later – in small pieces. The rest of the introduced products – vegetables, cereals, meat – vary. Continue reading

9 months: educational games

If the child still does not sit down on his own, then be sure to consult a doctor. The main thing is not to miss the neurological pathology, which often manifests itself only at the end of the first year of life. Many diseases that have formed in utero cannot be diagnosed immediately after birth.

According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), at 9 months, the child needs to eat food in pieces. If before you used a blender or prepared homogeneous mashed potatoes, then from 9 months it is worth giving up on them. Just boil the vegetables and knead them with a fork (so that the slices are safe). So the child will get used to the fact that food does not have a homogeneous structure. In addition, this is an important stage for the development of the maxillofacial apparatus in principle and the formation of the chewing process in particular. Do not delay with this. Continue reading

Breastfeeding twins or triplets
When you expect several babies, you need to think a lot, first of all - feeding. Breastfeeding twins or even triplets is a very difficult task. But be sure: this…

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Feeding a baby with expressed milk: answers to questions
When can I begin to feed my baby with expressed milk? If your baby is healthy and breastfeeding is good, there is no need to give him expressed milk. The…

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8 months: the beginning of socialization
If you have not secured the house earlier, now is the time to do it. Crawl at the level of the child, try to detect possible dangers. Remove fragile and…

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Breastfeeding twins or triplets
When you expect several babies, you need to think a lot, first of all - feeding. Breastfeeding twins or even triplets is a very difficult task. But be sure: this…

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