It’s the concern of every mother about the baby feeding schedule she may adopt. For this purpose, you either can find a lactation consultant or you can do it yourself if you know few basic things. It’s not that hard to do. In this article, you could find the newborn feeding schedule chart for babies before and after birth.
The below suggested newborn feeding schedule chart for babies before and after 6 months can be a useful tool when introducing your baby to solid foods, and it will an idea for caring mothers for what to feed their babies during this period and what not to feed.
Newborn feeding schedule chart
Newborn Baby feeding schedules and tips every mother should know
- Whichever baby food you are giving to the baby make sure they are really soft and thin enough for the baby stomach to digest. Continue this way till the baby is 6 months old, you can gradually make the food harder as the baby grows.
- Dot get overwhelmed on what all possible foods should I feed my baby. You can cook and feed your child with different varieties of food as the child grows. Keep the limits until baby gains the strength for consuming every variety of food.
- It’s better to give one type of food a day. For example: if you opt to give cereal today, then better stay with that food for a while. If you give different kinds of baby food to it might be difficult for the baby’s digestive system to adapt towards the changing food.
- Give a good amount of breast milk at least until 6 months. Benefits of breastfeeding for baby are plenty and every mother should know those.
- As the baby grows you can try feeding your baby with different kinds of foods. Make sure baby is capable enough to adapt the changing food patterns.
- Extract from spinach, ragi, and crushed oats are rich in Iron and its best for feeding babies under 6 months old.
- Giving boiled papaya and pumpkins extracts along with the baby food is highly nutritious.
- Don’t give foods which may stick in between throat. This may lead to suffocation, therefore always crush and make the food soft enough before feeding.
- Don’t feed your baby with re-cooked foods. Always give foods which are fresh and instantly cooked.
- Apart from that, avoid frozen foods or those foods which are heated after kept in the fridge for a long time. Such foods are not nutritious enough for feeding your baby.
- Always cook the foods in healthy and hygienic conditions.
- There are certain foods that you should not give your baby like packaged food, spicy and oily foods. Such kinds of foods are not good for the baby.
- Avoid drinks like tea, coffee or any other cool drinks or beverages.
- When the baby becomes 6 months or older you can start giving crushed rice as food. Crush the cooked rice till it becomes soft enough for the baby to eat. Don’t beat rice in a mixer grinder to make juice, instead use a spoon.
- Gradually feed your baby with bit harder foods like cereals. This will help the baby to learn and gain the ability to chew the food.
- Encourage him to eat food ourselves as the baby grows.
- After attaining 9 or 10 months we could give bottled drinks like juices and water.