So that your child does not look thin and malnourished, you must know the exact nutritional needs according to developmental age. Therefore, the nutritional needs at every stage of growth will increase. After the Baby is present in the mother’s lap, in the first two years of life a lot of help is needed to meet the primary needs.
Therefore understanding the development of eating skills and nutritional needs of babies this age will be very helpful. The more familiar, the more assistance you provide. This will be more fun you and the Fruit Hearts in passing these important times.
Up to 4 months of age: The Breastmilk
From newborn to age 4 months, eating skills possessed baby is sucking and swallowing. When satisfied, he will stop sucking or sleeping by itself. All he did reflexively. Until this age, all the baby’s nutritional needs can be met by breast milk, the baby will suckle as often as he likes.
Age 4-6 months: The inbetween
At this time the baby’s movement is no longer just a reflex, but on the basis of consciousness. Baby begins to move the tongue to move the food in the mouth. Also swallow pureed food form, but has not been able to digest food more solid. Therefore, this period is often called a period of transition. Babies need feeding four times and three additional meals consisted of porridge twice milk (40-50 grams of powder) and one fruit juice (50-100 ml). He was able to receive cereal and fruit, such as bananas, mashed.
Age 6-9 months: The Introduction of Solid Foods
At the age of 6-9 months, the little one’s first teeth start to grow. He started learning to bite and was able to use the gum to chew. Between 6-7 months, baby is ready to be introduced to solid foods. Do not ignore this opportunity, if you miss this pivotal moment, it would be difficult for the baby to receive other types of food later in the day. At this time the baby’s nutritional needs in a day is four times or three glasses of milk suckling advanced (720 ml), two meals of milk porridge (40-50 grams of powder), rice porridge once ate chicken chopped or pureed green beans, and two times Distraction fruit juice (50-100 ml).
Age 9-12 months
Aged 9-12 months, babies can bite his own food using all five fingers, bite-sized foods and have proficient chewing mouth, although not as perfect as adults. He also began to hold the cup with both hands. Today, children are also happy to hold his own spoon while eating, although often fail to feed the food to his mouth.
Babies this age are able to express hunger, with babbling language use. Nutritional needs are met through two meals of milk porridge (40-50 grams of powder), a meal of pea soup or porridge flour brown rice with tofu, and fruit juice twice interlude (50-100 ml), coupled with an advanced three glasses of milk ( 720 ml), or breastfed babies at will. Thus the diet will last, and sufficient to meet the nutritional needs of infants until the age of 3 years.
Age 12-19 months
Although eating is still scattered, he insisted spend on food without assistance. Chewing skills are good, although still not as perfect as adults. Can control the movement of the baby is drinking, he can do five to six times sips to drink without spilling.