Best food for seven months old baby
The Best First Foods for Babies 6 to 9 Months – Happiest Baby
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You've spent the first six months of your baby's life making sure that they are nourished with breastmilk or formula. As they grow and thrive, you might notice that your little sprout shows you some signs that they are ready to graduate from the bottle or breast to solid foods. If your baby can sit up and hold their head up, that's a great first sign! What's more, if they bring objects to their mouth and show an interest in what you are eating, your curious kiddo might be ready to start eating solid foods.
But what should you feed your baby? Here’s a list of perfect starter foods for your baby from ages 6 to 9 months.Best Baby Foods at 6 Months
At 6 months, babies may be starting to chew. Though this skill won’t be mastered just yet, they are typically ready to get messy with some mushy, pureed eats—helping them learn about flavor and texture. At this age, the goal is not to satiate your baby with full meals of solid foods but rather to get your child curious and excited about their culinary options.
Because babies are growing so fast, their needs for iron are high to prevent iron-deficiency and support their overall health. Offer your little one iron rich foods like—infant cereal (read up on why you may want to skip rice cereal), well-cooked meat, poultry, mashed beans, and lentils. To keep your baby safe from choking, avoid adding solids like cereal to baby bottles.
Here are some great first foods for Baby to try:
- Infant oat, grain, or barley cereals mixed with breastmilk or formula and spoon-fed to your baby
- Sweet potato puree
- Squash puree
- Pea puree
- Carrot puree
- Mashed banana
- Mashed avocado
- Mashed or pureed beans
- Mashed or pureed lentils
- Pureed meats (beef, chicken, or turkey)
- Soft, falling apart meats (salmon, beef, chicken, turkey)
Check out more of our favorite first food purees. Or, if purees aren’t your thing, read up on how to start baby-led weaning.Best Baby Foods at 7 Months
By 7 months old, your baby will probably be eating more solids but not enough to replace breastmilk or formula as their primary source of food. The goal for this month is to keep introducing solid foods to your baby. What's fun is by 7 months, you can get more creative with mixing flavors and adding textures.
Here are a few nutritious and delicious food combos to try with your baby:
- Peas pureed with breastmilk (or formula), sweet potatoes, or squash
- Kale pureed with blueberry, squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, pears, or bananas
- Apples pureed with cauliflower, carrots, pears, prunes, or beets
- Beef pureed with broccoli
- Chicken pureed with carrots and potatoes
- Chickpeas pureed with bananas, apples, or sweet potato
- Sweet potatoes pureed with red bell pepper
Seven months is also the perfect age to start giving your baby a plate, bowl, and plastic utensils so they can begin to practice feeding themselves. If your baby is teething, you can place frozen chunks of fruit in a sieve feeder/mesh bag that allows them to gnaw on the fruit without choking. Learn more about helping your baby use a fork and spoon!Best Baby Foods at 8 Months
By 8 months, your baby is likely eating more solids and relying a little less on milk as a primary meal (though it’s still where they get the bulk of their nutrition!). And they’re probably having lots of fun learning how to use their hands to feed themselves. Something else to consider: Babies should be exposed to potential allergen foods (like peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and fish) before their first birthdays to help prevent future food allergies. Starting at 6 months of age, peanut butter is safe to introduce as long as you are comfortable giving it to your baby.
In fact, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans says that babies can begin having these foods when they start eating solids. But many families often feel more comfortable waiting to introduce these foods until around this age. Of course, consult with your little one’s pediatrician if you have concerns about potential allergen foods.
Here are some foods to add to your repertoire:
- Whole eggs, scrambled
- Nut butter thinned out with water and mixed with cereal (nut butters are sticky and can cause choking)
- Fully cooked fish, like salmon or tuna
- Full-fat yogurt
Here are some preparation ideas:
- Well-cooked (think over-cooked until falling apart) pasta such as elbows or alphabet shapes
- Mashed meat with mashed or ground vegetables such as peas and potatoes or kale and squash
- Rainbow on a plate: Using tiny pieces of soft, strained, pureed, and mashed food options, look for a variety of colors to offer. Some fun options could include banana, avocado, sweet potato, peas, blueberry, raspberry, cheese, and chicken.
Though there’s a greater variety of foods babies eat now, formula or breastmilk continues to be their primary source of nutrition until age 1. At 9 months old, babies get more comfortable with self-feeding and eating the foods their families enjoy. After all, eating solid foods is a sensory wonderland of texture, smells, and tastes. Not to mention all that fun making messes with those adorably curious fingers.
As you begin to focus on meal planning for your baby, there are few things to keep in mind:
- Babies need four to five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. A serving size for a 9-month-old is less than a quarter cup.
- "Eat the rainbow" is excellent advice because it gives your baby exposure to lots of different fruits, vegetables, grains, and starches.
Here are a few menu ideas to help meal plan for your baby…
Breakfast Ideas for Babies
These morning meals pack a nutritional punch—and don’t forget to check out all of our favorite breakfast ideas for babies:
- Soft fresh fruit cut up in small pieces (think: banana, raspberries, or blueberries)
- Whole-grain waffles or pancakes
- Unsweetened oatmeal made with breastmilk or formula combined with cut-up and cooked apples and pears or banana slices. (It is essential to steam the apples or pears to make them soft enough for your baby to mash with their gums.)
- Full-fat yogurt mixed with mashed or pureed berries such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, or raspberries
- Soft scrambled eggs
- Veggie frittata
Lunch Ideas for Babies
- Spread hummus on soft crackers or bread
- Grilled cheese sandwich with cooled tomato soup
- Macaroni and cheese with cooked veggies like peas and carrots mixed in
- Pizza bites with chopped bits of spinach in the sauce and melted shredded cheese
- Quesadilla made with pureed spinach, squash, or beans
Snack Ideas for Babies
Babies this young won’t likely need to snack too much (remember, breastmilk or formula will provide the majority of your little one’s nutrition). Still, it’s not a bad idea to have snacks on hand for when your mini muncher needs something to eat that’s not quite a meal. A few baby snack ideas:
- Apple and carrot slaw
- Cheese slices
- Full-fat plain yogurt
- Hard-boiled egg
- Avocado slices
- Muffins made with fruits, veggies, and/or whole grains
- Fruit and veggie pouches
- Sugar-free, whole-grain cereal, like plain Cheerios
Dinner Ideas for Babies
To help your baby get and stay excited about eating solid foods, serve a version of whatever the family is having for dinner. Remember to steam or mash, grind or chop foods into appropriate softness and sizes to prevent choking. Some baby dinner ideas:
- Pasta with softened vegetables
- Well-cooked rice, soft veggies, and chicken
- Baked sweet potato with butter or cheese
- Beans or lentils served with rice and veggies
- Flaky fish served with steamed zucchini
There are endless variations on what you can serve your baby for dinner. As long as your baby is safe and happy, try to encourage lots of food exploration!
You must not feed any child under the age of 1 year honey, cow’s milk, juice, hard foods like candy, raw vegetables, popcorn, or sticky foods like peanut butter, as these each present choking hazards.
Learn more about feeding your baby:
- The Happiest Baby Feeding Guide
- The Benefits of Homemade Baby Food
- The Best Store-Bought Baby Food
- Unlocking Opportunities in Food Design for Infants, Children, and the Elderly: Understanding Milestones in Chewing and Swallowing Across the Lifespan for New Innovations. Journal of Texture Studies, August 2017
- Complementary Feeding: A Position Paper by the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Committee on Nutrition, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, January 2017
- Infant Formula Feeding Practices Associated With Rapid Weight Gain: A Systematic Review, Maternal & Child Nutrition, July 2018
- Solid Food Introduction and the Development of Food Allergies, Nutrients, November 2018
- US Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025
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Solids, Food Chart And Recipes
This food chart will help ensure that your baby’s solid food diet meets their needs.
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If your baby has been transitioning from breastmilk to solid foods, a 7-month-baby food chart can be a helpful guide. During the first six months of life, babies drink breast milk or formula milk to get their complete nutrition. However, after six months, their needs can increase, and it is time to introduce solid foods.
Keeping the transformation slow and introducing foods one by one is essential. Try offering easily digestible, cooked, and mashed food first, then move toward blends. Keep the quantity small and be cautious about choking hazards.
This post provides detailed information on what to feed your 7-month baby and what quantities. It also provides a food chart with some interesting recipes.
How Much Food Should A 7-Month-Baby Eat?
AAP recommends mothers to continue breastfeeding their baby for at least up to 12 months. At seven months, continue to breastfeed your baby while giving them some solid foods. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), following portions of food from different food groups may be included in your seven months old baby’s diet (1) (2).
|Food group||Portion size (per day)|
|Breast milk or formula milk||24 to 32 ounces (oz)|
|Grain products||1 to 2oz|
|Fruits||2 to 4oz;|
|Vegetables||2 to 4oz;|
|Meat and protein-rich foods||1 to 2oz;|
Food Options For Your Seven Months Old Baby
Traditionally, parents start with single-grain cereals (3) or single vegetable and fruit (blended, mashed or soft cooked). When your baby is around seven to nine months old, you may include a variety of foods from different groups (2) (4).
|Food group||Food items|
|Vegetables||Broccoli, cauliflower, peas, spinach, asparagus, parsnips, peppers, carrots, cabbage, avocado, green beans, kale, and pumpkin|
|Fruits||Banana, apple, mango, blueberries, kiwi, pears, strawberries, papaya, melon, peach, plums, and oranges.|
|Starch-rich foods||Potato, sweet potato, rice, porridge, oatmeal, oats, maize, millet, quinoa, cornmeal, and bread|
|Protein-rich foods||Meat (chicken, lamb, fish without bones), eggs, pulses, lentils, beans, and tofu|
|Dairy||Pasteurized full-fat yogurt without honey, sugar, and artificial sweeteners)|
Do not serve milk
Boil and mash hard fruits like apples before serving it to the baby. You may blend fruits and vegetable purees with formula or breast milk. When choosing meat, you can also consider serving meat broth.
Related: How Is Breast Milk Made During Pregnancy & Interesting Facts
All foods should be soft to prevent the risk of choking. Make sure the baby eats slowly and in small portions.
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10 Homemade Baby Food Recipes For Your Seven Months Old
You can try these simple nutrient-rich homemade recipes to introduce your child to different flavors and textures of food (5).
1. Steamed apple and pear puree
You will need:
- ½ apple, peeled and de-seeded
- ½ pear, peeled
- Cut the apple and pear into wedges or chunks. Put these pieces in a saucepan with water.
- Bring the water to boil and let it simmer for about 7-8 minutes. Allow it cool.
- You can make a puree and also use them as finger food (if your baby is ready to eat finger food). You can use yogurt as a dressing!
Related: Apple Puree For Baby: Benefits, Recipes And Precautions
2. Eggy omelet fingers
You will need:
- 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon oil
- Beat the egg. Cut the onion into small pieces and add it to the egg. Whip them together.
- Put oil in a frying pan. Once the pan is hot, add the mixture and let it cook.
- Let the omelet cool. Cut it into thin slices, and serve it to the baby.
3. Hot lentil soup
You will need:
- Handful of butternut squash peeled
- ¼ onion peeled and chopped
- 30 g red lentils
- ½ tsp oil
- De-seed and cut butternut squash into pieces. Finely chop the onions.
- Heat oil in a frying pan. Add all diced vegetables and let them soften.
- Then add water and washed/cleaned lentils to the pan. Bring the water to boil and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
- Check if vegetables and lentils have cooked. Once cooked, let the mixture cool down and blend it before serving.
Related: 27 Healthy Soup Recipes For Babies (6-12 Months)
4. Berry porridge
You will need:
- 2 tablespoon porridge oats
- ¼ banana
- Frozen blueberries (you can use fresh blueberries too)
- 1 tablespoon yogurt
- Add oats and water in a saucepan. Let it cook till the mixture thickens and softens.
- Add small pieces or mashed bananas and blueberries as a topping before serving.
5. Tangy chicken fingers
You will need:
- Skinless chicken breast
- ½ lemon juice
- Take skinless chicken breast and slice it into thin medium-sized pieces.
- Preheat your oven to 200°C (about 400°F).
- Place the chicken slices in a tray and squeeze a few drops of lemon juice on them.
- Bake the chicken for 25 minutes. Once baked, you can mince it or give it as finger food.
6. Veggie hotpot
You will need:
- ½ leek
- ½ carrot, peeled and cut
- 1 potato, peeled and cut
- 1 tablespoon beans, chopped
- 1 small broccoli
- 1 teaspoon oil
- Peel and cut carrots and potatoes into small pieces. Cut beans and leeks.
- Take a saucepan with water and add leeks, potato, beans, and carrot. Bring it to boil and let it simmer for 15 to 20 minutes till all vegetables are cooked.
- Once cooked and cooled, blend these vegetables into a puree with pasteurized cream cheese.
- In another pan, cook pieces of broccoli in water for 3-4 minutes. Add these as finger food on top of the puree.
7. Pumpkin and thyme puree
You will need:
- ½ pumpkin peeled and cut
- Thyme leaves
- Peel, de-seed, and chop pumpkin into small pieces. Place the pieces on a baking tray.
- Preheat oven to 175°C (about 350°F).
- Place the pumpkin and bake for 30 minutes. Once cooled, add thyme and blend it in a mixer.
8. Broccoli and spinach puree
You will need:
- 1 medium-sized broccoli, chopped
- 5-6 spinach leaves chopped
- Bring water to boil in a pan. Add spinach leaves and broccoli florets. Let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
- Once cooled, mash it with a fork or blend it before serving to the baby.
Related: Spinach For Babies: Right Age, Benefits And Recipes To Try
9. Avocado and banana mash
You will need:
- ½ avocado
- 1 banana, peeled
- Scoop out avocado and keep it in a pan. Add banana to it and mash.
- You can also add formula or breast milk to the mash and blend it before serving.
10. Root vegetables puree
You will need:
- 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- Place the sweet potato and carrot pieces into a saucepan with water. Bring it to boil and let it simmer for around 10-15 minutes or till the vegetables are soft.
- Let the veggies cool down and mash it with a fork or blend before serving.
Seven Months Old Baby Food Chart
You may use this sample food chart for your seven months old baby as a reference (6) (7) (8).
|Meal name||Sample meal|
|Breakfast (morning)||Solid food:|
● Iron-fortified infant cereal
● Breast milk or formula milk
|Snack (late morning)||Solid food:|
● Pureed or mashed fruits such as banana, kiwi, strawberries, cooked apple, cooked pear with full-fat plain yogurt (unsweetened).
· Breast milk or formula milk
● Cooked and finely chopped chicken,
● Cooked and mashed vegetables such as pumpkin, sweet potato, spinach, squash, etc. with cooked and mashed rice.
● Breast milk or formula milk
|Snack (evening)||Solid food:|
● Cooked and mashed pear
● Cooked and finely chopped carrots or mashed chickpeas.
● Plain yogurt
● Whole-grain cracker
● Breast milk or formula milk
● Cooked and finely chopped green beans or other cooked vegetables.
● Breast milk or formula milk
Start with one or two tablespoons of food and see if your baby shows signs of being hungry or full. Remember, their bellies are small! You can alternate between solid food and liquids, depending on your baby’s hunger cues.
Try including a variety of colorful foods and textures in the baby’s diet. You can also slowly start introducing finger foods by the end of seven months to develop a habit of self-feeding (6).
Seven Months Old Baby Food Schedule
According to World Health Organization (WHO), complementary foods (food items apart from breast milk) can be given to babies (six to eight months old) up to two to three times per day (9). In addition, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you should give your baby something to drink or eat every two to three hours, that is, about five to six times a day (10).
Tips and Precautions For Feeding A Seven Months Old Baby
These are a few points you should consider when feeding your little one (1) (11).
- Introduce one single ingredient at a time. Give the food item for three to five days, during which do not give any other new food. Observe the baby for any sign of an allergy.
- Gradually increase the variety and quantity of food ingredients; start with a teaspoon and then move to a tablespoon.
- You can also try to give finger foods if your baby seems ready. Your baby may start to grasp items with fingers when they are ready for finger foods. Make sure you are present when your baby is eating, to avoid any choking hazards.
Related: 21 Healthy Finger Foods For Toddlers
- Wash, peel, and remove seeds and pits before giving fruits and vegetables to your baby.
- Use a spoon to feed your baby. Make sure your baby sits in a high chair with a table when feeding.
- Observe and respond to your baby’s hunger cues. Try to develop a predictable routine of all meals and snacks for your baby and limit the time of each meal from 15 to 20 minutes.
- Avoid added salt, sugar, and butter when making baby food at home. In addition, avoid cow’s milk and honey until your baby is at least 12 months old.
How to Know When a Baby Is Ready for Solid Food?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the following points could indicate that the baby is ready for solid food (3).
- Has good head control.
- Can sit upright in a high chair or a feeding seat (with no or little support).
- Tries to reach out (leans forward) for solid food.
- Opens mouth and seems eager to eat solid food when offered.
- Their fingers are able to grasp items, this is a sign that they are ready for solid/ finger foods.
According to UNICEF, delaying the introduction of solid foods may affect a baby’s healthy weight gain (12). So, encourage your baby to eat solids as soon as they show signs of readiness. A 7-month-old baby’s food chart can include various healthy foods, such as grains, pulses, meat, fish, poultry, fruits, and vegetables. With continued breastfeeding or formula feeding, babies can consume these foods in well-cooked puree or mash form.
They can also consume age-appropriate finger foods if they show signs of readiness. Feed them nutritious foods and drinks every two to three hours to support their proper growth and development. If the baby eats lesser than usual on some days, refrain from force-feeding. Remember, the main source of nourishment even for a seven-month-old is breast milk or formula. They can have solids but in small quantities, as they need time to adjust to weaning food’s taste, texture, and digestibility.
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1. Guidelines for feeding healthy infants; The United States Department Of Agriculture. (2017)
2. Healthy Eating for 6 to 24 month old children (1) Getting Started; Family Health Service, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (2019)
3. Starting Solid Foods; American Academy of Pediatrics. (2018)
4. What to feed your baby; National Health Service, UK
5. Recipes and meal ideas; National Health Service, UK
6. Menu planning for babies in childcare; Health Eating and Advisory Service
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8. Sample Meal Plans for Feeding Your Baby; UnlockFood.Ca. Dietitians of Canada. (2019)
9. What is the recommended food for children in their very early years?; World Health Organization (2011)
10. How much and how often to feed; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2018)
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Diet for a 7-month-old child: menu for a small child
The baby is 7 months old, already sitting and leading a fairly active lifestyle . What should be the menu of a 7 month old baby ? What a baby needs at this age, and what dishes can diversify his diet so that the baby’s body receives useful vitamins and minerals, we will tell in our article.
In the menu of a 7 month old baby, it is already possible to enter new products , especially if the process of feeding has begun and vegetables , fruits and cereals the baby has already tried. What new tastes can be offered to the baby?
7 months - time to introduce into the child's diet meat , it contains a lot of essential protein, which will serve as a building material for a growing body, iron and easily digestible. You can offer your baby lean beef, veal, rabbit, turkey or chicken.
Meat must be cooked, chopped in a blender, and adding a little broth so that it does not dry out, and serve the baby separately or, for example, mixed with vegetable puree, added to soup or boiled in meat broth.
If meat from special children's canned food is introduced into the child's diet, then it is better to start with homogenized options, containing only meat , and of the same type, without additional components.
In children prone to food allergies, selection of meat is carried out taking into account individual tolerance . When buying, be sure to pay attention to the composition of canned food and the age from which this product can be used. Usually all the necessary data are indicated on the packaging.
Remember to follow the rules for introducing a new product in the child’s menu: first, give the baby a little bit of meat and look at the reaction of his body, if everything is in order during the day, the next day the baby can be given a little more, and gradually, day by day, bring the amount of the new product to the required level.
Read also : Rules for healthy complementary foods
Our forum member mother Elya tells : "I give meat for lunch, but since separately my son doesn't like his soup very much — I mix it, or into vegetable puree. I tried to add breast milk to meat, I don’t want a little buckwheat porridge - . But she eats with vegetables, thanks for that too. "
Another new product - yolk , the most valuable part of a chicken egg. The yolk contains unsaturated fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins A, E and D and carotene, as well as phosphorus and iron.
Parents should take into account that we are talking about the yolk and not about the whole egg, since the protein is quite an allergenic product. However, giving the baby a yolk, you also need to make sure that the crumbs do not have any negative reactions to it. Like any new product on the child's menu, pediatricians recommend introducing the yolk carefully, not mixing with other new products. There is an opinion that quail eggs are an excellent way out for allergic kids, but allergies can also occur on protein and quail eggs.
Dr. E.O. Komarovsky's opinion on this matter is as follows : "There is no fundamental difference between a chicken egg and a quail egg. Whatever bird eggs you choose, they should be given to the child in a thermally processed state. Give the child raw eggs fundamentally wrong. For absolutely all birds can be carriers of such a dangerous disease as salmonellosis. Sometimes, when a child loves eggs very much, it is difficult for parents to give him half a chicken egg, but a quail egg is just right. "
When compiling a menu for a 7-month-old baby, it is worth distributing dishes in such a way that the second feeding acts as breakfast, and the meal around 14.00 is lunch. Parents should gradually form in the child the traditional adult division of food during the day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. After all, soon the number of meals for the crumbs will decrease, and the good habit of eating porridge for breakfast, soup for lunch, and cottage cheese for afternoon tea will remain, and such a diet will seriously make life easier for parents.
However, if a child eats vegetable puree better in the morning or in the evening, and likes porridge during the day, there is nothing to worry about, feel free to focus on his preferences and tastes.
What, when and why
At the age of 7 months five meals a day , the interval between meals is 4-4.5 hours. The first and last feeding is either breastfeeding or, if the baby is formula-fed, an adapted mixture.
Our mother, a member of the House forum, tells : "We have the following menu: 7-00 breast, at 10-00 porridge (any), at 13-00 meat puree with vegetables (2-3 times a week half the yolk), at 16 -00 cottage cheese, fruit puree, breast at 7:00 pm, breast at night at 9:30 pm And he wakes up every 2 hours to eat all night. plain drinking water".
If we take into account that vegetable purees, juices, cereals, meat, yolk and dairy products have already been introduced into the baby’s complementary foods, then Estimated menu of the 7 -month -old child may look as follows :
After waking up - breast milk or adapted mixture
- about 10. 00
- Porridge or silence - 150 g. ;
- fruit puree - 70g
Lunch - approx.
Afternoon snack - about 18.00
- porridge with milk or dairy-free - 50 g;
- cottage cheese - 30 g.
- juice or fruit puree - 30 ml.
- cookies - 1-2 pcs. (optional)
Dinner - breast milk or adapted formula
If your baby is not eating well or is not eating enough of the offered foods, offer breast milk or formula after each meal .
If both meat and yolk are introduced into the baby's menu, then first it is advisable to separate new foods at meals, and give, for example, yolk for breakfast or afternoon snack, and meat for lunch.
What if he doesn't want to?
We are sure that parents should not be nervous if the kid flatly refuses to try one of the dishes we offer - all children are individual , each has its own taste and different rates of introduction of new dishes.
Our forum member mother Vikusia tells : “Lina wanted to try her first complementary foods at 10 months old. At first I was nervous, and my grandmothers insisted, how is it that, they say, nothing from mother’s milk gets to the child, she doesn’t get enough, she will get rickets, she needs to be fed “like a human being.” But when we weighed ourselves at the pediatrician’s reception at 6, 7, 8 months, and the small one adds only 800 g per month on my milk alone, the doctor said - Nothing to worry about. If wants to - will start eating something new, no one has ever eaten only breast milk before school. Relax, mom. And I relaxed, which is what I wish everyone. Listen to your child - this, of course, is difficult to admit, but he really knows better. , but remember that the main assistant in drawing up the right menu is your baby.
After all, sometimes the refusal of such important in your opinion and prepared with love products is justified, for example, the body of the crumbs still lacks the necessary enzymes for their digestion, and feeding the crumbs through force may subsequently become a reason for a visit to a nutritionist or endocrinologist.
Listen to your baby and everything will be just fine!
Read also : Where to start complementary foods
Diet for a 7 month old baby
When compiling a diet for a seven-month-old baby, distribute the products so that you get a certain prototype of the menu of an already grown-up child with breakfast and lunch.
At this age, the yolk of a boiled chicken egg, a valuable source of fat, vitamin B12, A, phosphorus and selenium, is introduced into the child's diet. Chopped yolk can be added to porridge or vegetable puree.
At the age of 7 months, you can already give your baby a cracker (in the form of dried bread) and baby biscuits.
The volume of fruit puree and juice is increased to 70 g.
It is still better to give preference to commercially produced complementary foods, given their high degree of safety and variety. If the baby does not perceive a new product the first time, it can be mixed with an already familiar product.
Approximate diet for a child aged 7 months.
| I feeding |
| Breastmilk |
| II feeding |
| Dairy-free or milk porridge ** |
Boiled egg yolk
Supplementation with breast milk or VHI
| III feeding |
| Vegetable puree |
| 170 g |
about 1 tsp.
| IV feeding |
| Fruit puree |
Supplementing with breast milk or VHI
| V feeding |
|Breast milk or VHI||200 ml|
* - infant formula
** - dairy-free porridge should be diluted with breast milk or infant formula that the child receives. Milk porridge is diluted with water.
Approximate diet for a 7-month-old child allergic to cow's milk proteins:
| I feeding |
|Breast milk or formula for infants with intolerance to cow's milk proteins||200 ml|
| II feeding |
| Dairy-free porridge* |
Fruit puree (apple, pear)
| 130 g |
about 1 tsp.