Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Bee | 2011/12/08



I would like to know if the feeding routine for my boy is correct or must I modify it. He is 6 months &  2 wks old &  he feed as follows &  he was weighing 8.6kg at 6 months:

6:00 am - Breastfeeding
9:00/9:30 am - Soft porridge (cooked) &  bottle (Isomil 1, 180ml)
12:30pm - Bottle (240 ml)
15:30 - Bottle (180 ml)
18:30 - Cereal (Nestum)

I was thinking of introducing something for lunch other than the bottle but I don''t know what.
In the evening &  night I only breast feed, usually twice.

Expert's Reply



Your baby son is progressing very well. The average weight for a baby boy of 6 months is 8kg. Your son's weight is on the 75th percentile line of the infant growth chart, putting him in the top 25% for babies of his age.He is on a good feeding schedule for his age. Look at this website for more information:

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Posted by: Cindy | 2011/12/09

I started on cereal like you and then I started giving my little one pureed fruit. Introduce one fruit at a time and feed it to him for 4 days before trying anything else new just so that you can make sure he is not allergic.
You can use stage 1 jarred foods OR you can make your own.
I started with banana and mixed it with a little bit of milk. I progressed to apples and I actually mix the apple with the banana because apple tends to be sour and my little madam was NOT keen on that. Avo''s are apparently also good but they are out of season where I live. If you are planning on making your own food, you will need to make fresh every day. Take a look online or check out what Stage 1 foods Purity offers and go from there. As far as I know, banana and avocado are the only foods that do not need to be cooked at all.
I normally give my little one fruit as an in between snack but my sister-in-law told me that she would give fruit before she breastfed. So you can feed him a bit and then complete the meal with however much milk (breast or formula) he wants.

I read that it''s always good to try new foods in the earlier part of the day so that IF your little one has a reaction, you aren''t stuck in the dead of night rushing around and seeking medical attention.

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