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 FEEDING OUR BABIES

FEEDING OUR BABIES

Myths:

  • My breast milk has all the nutrients so no need to wean at 6 months.
  • I have enough milk weaning can wait.

Facts:

  • After 6months and sometimes early the passive immune from breast milk is reduced. The baby needs an active lifelong immunity by introducing iron rich foods.
  • The body’s demand for nutrients increase each day as they develop rapidly during the first o-5 years of life. After 6 months usually breast milk is light and less of vital nutrients.

What to have:

  1. Blender.
  2. Three bowls
  3. 4baby cups
  4. 6baby spoons.
  5. 2 baby sufurias.
  6. Safe bucket to keep babies utensils after use and wash.
  7. Water bottle to keep clean safe water for the baby.
  8. Flask to keep warm and hot drinks for baby.

EMERGENCY DRUGS MUST HAVE.

  1. Ors -100
  2. Zinc -50
  3. Laxatives(osmolax, lactlose) -ksh.300
  4. Antigas and digestion.-neopeptine,gripe water,bonissan.50-500ksh
  5. Painkillers-paracetamol and Panadol syrups.-400-600ksh
  6. Thermometer-300ksh.

BABIES EMERGENCY KIT.

This includes savings for accidents and sickness in children.

It entails transport to help you reach to hospital and snacks on your way sometimes even diaper so as to present your baby well in public.

You can have a second line for savings where you target saving 50bob each day that is for baby. 50 by 30 days per month is at least 1000.(more than enough for a n\middle class,right?).

FIRST WEEK OF WEANING.

  1. Introduce one meal per two days.

2. Give the baby very light food.

3. Don’t sieve.

The meals to be given at this point include:

1. White flour weaning porridge.

2. Celerac, mix with water.

3. Pawpaw and watermelon given blended and warm.

3. Breast feed

WEEK TWO………FOR LIFE.

Introduce the baby to your household diet to avoid incurring extra cost.

BREAKFAST:

  • Brown porridge (famila,toto afya,nutripro)
  • Celerac.
  • Bread mixed with cocoa tea.
  • Boiled oats and blended then mixed with milk.
  • Oats porridge.

BREAK-LUNCH:

  • Fruits and vegetables puree(blend melon,pawpaw,beetroot).
  • Blend a banana add milk.
  • Blend sweet potatoes, add milk.
  • Blend yams add milk.

LUNCH – What are you eating lunch?

  • Rice and beans?
  • Rice and grams?
  • Cooked bananas?
  • Ugali and Sukuma/egges/meat?
  • Chips/ smokies

DO YOU HAVE A BLENDER?

Just blend the babies portion and feed with a spoon.

SUPPER – what are you eating for supper?

  • Ugali and fish?
  • Rice and chicken?
  • Ugali and meat? 
  • Ugali and omena?
  • Mukimo? 
  • Blend the babies portion.

BENEFITS OF BLENDING.

The baby is able to meet nutritional requirements by eating otherwise hard meals that have been able to be chopped down to liquid.

The baby can get the fibers that otherwise you will sieve if you were manually crashing the food.

The baby is able to eat large portions because blending reduces the size and space occupied by food.

You don’t have to stick to potatoes because they are soft on cooking but rather the baby can eat a variety of meals.

HAPPY PARENTING.

                                                                      BY*MISS JANET-FREELANCER.

                                                                                                   -STUDENT.

                                                                                                   -MOTHER

                                                                                                   -WIFE.

                                                                                                  -FITNESS INSTRUCTOR.

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