When should I introduce solid food to my baby?You can introduce solids any time between 4 and 6 months if your baby is ready. Until then, breast milk or formula provides all the calories and nourishment your baby needs and can handle. His digestive system simply isn't ready for solids until he nears his half-birthday. Source http://www.babycenter.com/0_introducing-solid-food_113.bc
How will I know when my baby's ready?Your baby will give you clear signs when he's ready to move beyond liquid-only nourishment. Cues to look for include;
1. Head control. Your baby needs to be able to keep his head in a steady, upright position. - checked. memang kepala Adam dah tegak.
2. Losing the "extrusion reflex." To keep solid food in his mouth and then swallow it, your baby needs to stop using his tongue to push food out of his mouth. - ini tak berapa nak jelas camne sign nya. Ada juga baca bila baby less drooling. Ini betul juga, Adam dah tak berapa meleleh air liur dia, means dia pandai control telan air liur dia.
3. Sitting well when supported. Even if he's not quite ready for a highchair, your baby needs to be able to sit upright to swallow well. - checked. Bila kita dudukkan dia memang dah boleh hold up to 5 seconds, pastu angkat dia semula. Pinggang dia belum cukup kuat lagi kan.
4. Chewing motions. Your baby's mouth and tongue develop in sync with his digestive system. To start solids, he should be able to move food to the back of his mouth and swallow. As he learns to swallow efficiently, you may notice less drooling – though if your baby's teething, you might still see a lot of drool. - eh sama macam atas tadi kan.
5. Significant weight gain. Most babies are ready to eat solids when they've doubled their birth weight (or weigh about 15 pounds) and are at least 4 months old. - checked. Adam dah 7.3 kg 2/3 minggu lepas. Dah double his birthweight dah.
6. Growing appetite. He seems hungry – even with eight to ten feedings of breast milk or formula a day. - setakat ini dia minum lebih kurang 20 oz siang hari. Alhamdulillah stok ada, jadi masih cukup untuk keperluan dia. Cuma, memang perasan bila duk seharian dengan dia kat rumah dan direct feeding, dia macam tak puas minum, maka kena top up dengan EBM baru ok. Seems tak cukup lah tu kan.
7. Curiosity about what you're eating. Your baby may begin eyeing your bowl of rice or reaching for a forkful of fettuccine as it travels from your plate to your mouth. - checked. yang ini memang lah. Kalau dapat capai, semua dia nak masuk mulut.
|Thanx to hubby sebab belikan ini untuk mudahkan urusan makan Adam nanti. Jadi, sila rajinkan diri sendiri untuk masak baby food Adam nanti ya.|
p/s: Nanti saya bagi review guna blender + steamer Avent tu ya.