Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Here are some tips on the different sorts of food to offer your child, plus a few it's best to avoid. Fruit and vegetables contain lots of vitamins, minerals and fibre. It's good to introduce lots of different types from an early age, whether fresh, frozen, canned or dried, so your baby can enjoy new textures and flavours. Try to make sure fruit and vegetables are included in every meal.
Feeding your baby (aged nine months to a year)
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Almost all mothers who want to can breastfeed or provide breast milk for their baby. For some mothers breastfeeding is established easily but other may find it takes a little more time, patience, and perseverance. Support should be available to help you if you want to breastfeed your child. Many hospitals employ a lactation consultant or have midwives with a particular interest in feeding problems. It took some doing, a mixture between breastfeeding and expressed breastfeeding, but she fed for sure! Some babies will become better at feeding as they grow older and will be able to be fully breastfed.
Infants and Toddlers
Skin-to-skin time is when baby snuggles on mom or dad's bare chest. Skin-to-skin is good for all babies, whether they are breastfeeding or formula feeding. Babies need lots of skin-to-skin time with mom and dad in the hospital and at home.
T o produce breast milk, mothers melt their own body fat. Are you with me? We literally dissolve parts of ourselves, starting with gluteal-femoral fat, aka our butts, and turn it into liquid to feed our babies. Before and after giving birth to my daughter 10 months ago, I was inundated with urgent directives from well-meaning, very insistent health practitioners, parenting book authors, mommy bloggers, journalists, and opinionated strangers that "breast is best.