Dietary Requirements for your New Born
Good nutrition is essential for survival, physical growth, mental development, performance, productivity, health and well-being across the entire life-span: from the earliest stages of fetal development, at birth, and through infancy, childhood, adolescence and on into adulthood.
Here’s what Currae recommends, based on a wealth of experience and scientific evidence.
BIRTH TO 6 MONTHS
- Breast milk gives your baby the best nutrition. It also has antibodies and other substances that help protect your baby’s immune system. Babies should be breastfeed for about 10 to 20 minutes or longer on each breast. Your baby will need 8 to 12 feedings every 24 hours. If he sleeps for more than 4 hours at one time, wake him up to eat.
6 – 12 MONTHS
- Solids can be introduced from the 6th months.
- Most babies’ first food is a little iron-fortified infant rice cereal mixed with breast milk.Continue to feed your baby breast milk or formula 4 to 5 times each day. As your baby starts to eat more solid foods, he may not want as much breast milk or formula as he did before.
- At about 9 months of age, give your baby finger foods. When your baby is able to pick up objects, he can learn to pick up foods and put them in his mouth. You can feed him finger foods such as soft pieces of fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat,Eggs(start with egg yolk and gradually start with whole egg) baby may also be ready to learn to hold a cup and try to drink from it.