Expert recommendations regarding the feeding of 6-month-old infants
The recommendations of the Polish Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for Children in 2015 regarding infant nutrition suggest that priority should be given to breastfeeding lasted at least 6 months (read - how long to breastfeed), only then can solid foods be added to the diet.
Regarding feeding with modified milk, it should follow a similar pattern, although as a rule, the diet is expanded in this case after 4 months of age. It is recommended that a child of this age eat 5 meals a day, including 4 dairy, and the portion size should be 150 - 160 ml. Although mainly the parent decides what, when, how much and how the child will eat, answering the appetite and needs of the growing toddler.
The menu of a 6-month-old child. What can a six-month-old toddler eat?
What should a six-month baby's menu look like in terms of details?
Food for the six-month-old toddler should be good at first cooked and mixed to a mushy consistency. The diet may include:
- vegetables - carrots, string beans, peas, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, parsley, pumpkin, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, patison, celery, sweetcorn
- fruit - banana, apple, berries,
- meat - chicken, turkey, veal, lamb, rabbit
- gluten-free porridges and gruel
Cereal products: in small quantities (not earlier than in the 5th month and not later than in the 6th month) - semolina, white rice and brown buckwheat
100% puree juices without sugar: 150 ml daily
In the diet of a 6-month-old child still the main food should be milk, if we are breastfeeding, we should still do it on demand, and modified milk depending on the recommendations on the packaging.
On the next page: how to prepare meals for a 6-month-old toddler.