Friday, May 29, 2009
The term 'to wean' comes from an ancient phrase that means 'to accustom to'. So weaning refers to the period during which an infant gradually becomes accustomed to food other than milk. There is no right age when your baby should be weaned. However, you can tell when your baby is ready for weaning when he:
-Shows signs of hunger before his usual feed time
-Dribbles and puts things in his mouth
-Can sit up with support
-Shows an interest in your food
It is generally agreed by experts that from 6 months on, a baby would need something more substantial than just milk. However, infants who exhibit poor growth or iron deficiency anaemia may be weaned earlier, between 4 to 6 months, as advised by their doctor or dietitian. Weaning too early, e.g. at 2-3 months, could result in digestive disorders and there is also a higher risk of setting off a food allergy. On the other hand, if the baby is weaned too late, he may not get adequate nutrition and this may lead to growth retardation.
Suitable Weaning Foods
Plain rice cereal is usually given as the first solid food. This can be mixed with breast milk or formula milk. When baby is older, he can progress on to other cereals like wheat and mixed cereals. Some are milk-based and need only water to be added, while others need to be mixed with milk. So mothers must check the labels carefully before preparation.
These cereals are usually fortified with iron to help meet baby's increased need for dietary iron at this time.
*Another option is blended home-cooked rice porridge using white or brown rice.
*Vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots and potatoes can be boiled, mashed or pureed and added to the cereal or rice porridge, or served on their own.
*If necessary, they can be moistened with some milk.
*Fruits such as bananas, papayas and other soft, ripe fruits can be mashed and added to the cereal or scraped and fed to the baby directly. Strained, diluted fruit juices can also be given.
** anyhow, walaupon ur babies da diberi solid food, BF jangan lupe ye.. hehe selain dr baby dapat complete nutrition dr BF, baby juga akan lebih rapat dgn mommynya.. sambil kita BFkan baby sambil kita hug n belai2 dia.. mcm zara.. she loveeee sesangat time BF.. to all mommies, goodluck all!
Between 4 and 6 months, although most commonly closer to 6 months. Up to the first 4 to 6 months of an infant’s life, breast milk or formula will provide all their nutritional requirements for growth. At around 6 months, the iron stores that baby gained in utero begin to run low, which is one of the reasons we start solids around this time.
Don’t be tempted to start too early!
Introducing solids too early can be a burden to an underdeveloped digestive system (most babies’ digestive systems remain inadequate up to about 6 months of age), as well as impairing maternal milk supply. Other concerns include increasing the risk of food allergies and exposure to bugs that may lead to diarrhoea and other gastric problems. Most parents soon realise how convenient milk feeding is (especially if it is your second time around). The tendency to want to delay introducing solids creeps into the minds of many of us, however…
Don’t wait too long
According to research, your baby will not benefit from having solids before 6 months. However, if you leave the introduction of solids too late, you risk undermining your baby’s nutritional status. Iron and zinc levels, in particular, decrease in breast milk as your baby’s demand increases. Other problems include immune challenges and reduced motor development, for example, the skill of chewing.
So how much will baby eat at first?
It generally takes about a month from the time of the first introduced food for babies to work up to taking more than 10 ml a day (just over 2 teaspoons), and a month and half to be able to consume more than 100 ml a day.
Babies who were started on solids at a younger age seem to take longer to get to these amounts; hence introducing solids at 6 months appears to shorten the time.
Tips on starting foods
*Foods should be a fine, runny puree and smooth in consistency.
Introduce foods one at a time, and ensure they don’t include salt, sugar or flavourings of any sort.
*Maintaining baby’s milk source helps to ensure that any reactions can be attributed to the single food.
*Rotate foods so that you give the same one only once in a 3-5 day period. There’s nothing worse than eating the same thing over and over again. This will also help reduce the risk of food reaction or allergy, and in the unlikely event of a reaction, it may become evident before the end of the day.
*Once a variety of foods has been introduced successfully, make sure you vary them frequently so that baby gains a balanced diet.
*Variety at this early stage may also help you get through that fussy stage in the toddler years.
*Be persistent. Many studies show that it may take up to 10 opportunities to try a new food before baby accepts it.
*Avocado (mmmm) is a favourite starter because in its fatty acid makeup, it is similar to breast milk.
*Once you’ve diluted it (watered it down) into a runny paste with breast milk or formula it can be an option that baby will enjoy early on.
hmm.. me dah introduce zara solid food since she was 5 month old.. but she refused dengan HEINZ baby solid food.. mungkin x sedap kot.. hehe sbb x fresh.. so me introducekan her dengan bubur nasi + chicken + veggie (mcm carrot la, bayam la, sawi la.. tuka2 la)+ potato.. masak lame2 kasi lembik kaw2.. hehe pastu blend semuanya.. then kasi zara mamam.. yummy and yess.. she LOVE it sooo much.. dr jauh kalau nampak mommy pegang feeding set dia.. dia dah mula jumping around dlm walker dia.. tp.. walau kenyang pon, bila nampak mommy tetap nk BF.. cukupkan syarat dia. hehe love you baby! mwahh
Thursday, May 28, 2009
love you baby zara!.
**Nama anak : Zara Iris Delisha
**Tarikh melahirkannya :01 December 2008
**Apa persamaan kamu dan anak :
Persamaan dari segi fizikal adalah sama memiliki mata yang bolat ;) dan pipi yang bolat .. hehehe
Persamaan dari segi perangai, dedua suke bully daddy , we all x bley tengok daddy dok diam.. hahaha like me, asal daddy dok diam je meati bunyi.." be tolong ni jap".. huhu lalu en hubby pun kene le tolong.. as for zara plak : suke usha2 daddy dari jauh, bile daddy dtg dekat siap la dier punya teletah adeeee je nk ngusik daddy dia. n kami dedua suke tgk cartoon. satu hari ngadap cartoon sesame pon x pe... n we love to jalan2.. x kisah la jalan kat mane pon..janji jalan2.. hehehe.
**Kenangan plg manis antara kamu dan si anak : Kenangan paling manis bila kali pertama mata mommy bertemu ngan mata zara.... zara lahir melalui kaedah ceaser n yg bestnya mase ceaser ni mommy sedar so lepas je doc tarik zara kua dr perut mommy, doc terus bawa zara jumpe mommy. n part yg paling best bila doc letak je zara kat depan muka mommy mata zara bulat2 pandang mommy, seolah2 zara tau yang mommy ni mommy zara... saat tu mommy takan lupa sampai bila2.. mommy lah org yang paling gembira hari tu... 1st december 2008, hari yang paling bermakna untuk mommy dan zara..
above tu, pic that i send to the ergo teams..
chaiyok darlings! mwahh
Monday, May 25, 2009
last2.... x jadi tido.. tapi jadi model mommy bergambar.. dan inilah hasilnya...mommy sayang zara.. x kira lah ape pun yg zara buat... walaupon zara xmo tdo seharian... walaupon mommy mmg penat sesangat.. zara tetap buah hati mommy.. mommy puas bila bila hari minggu momy dapat mengadap muka zara seharian.. puas dapat melayan kerenah zara yang macam2...
Friday, May 22, 2009
mase ni mama yaya dia sibuk dok bagi zara rasa cupcake.. curi-curi bagi ok!!
ape punya mama la main sumbat je anak sedare dia makanan.. nasib sikit .. kalau banyak tadi ade yg makan pelepuk!.. neway here part of the cara2 mama ya bg zara mamam cupcake..
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
ni semua gara2 ikan celup tepung yg tok buat la nih.. tgh hari td lunch makan nasi kerabu..
tok masakkan.. ade sekali ngan ikan celup tepung.. punya la lame x makan nasi kerabu.. so layan lah.. tengah syok2 layan makan.. hadoi.. uhuk uhuk.. terlekat tulang lar... dah mcm petua yg tok ngan abah turunkan, telan nasi kepal, telan roti, minum air tudung periuk n dah berkali2 aku dok jolok2 tekak nih smpai sume makanan dah kua balik.. tapi................. tulang ni masih jugak degil x mau kua.. aaaa sakitnye setiap kali nk telan air liur.. camane nih?.. tolon.. tolonn