Wean­ing tips for busy par­ents

New Straits Times - - Heal -

ONE of my most en­joy­able times was when it was time to start wean­ing my daugh­ter when she turned 6 months and was de­vel­op­men­tally ready. This stage of feed­ing a baby is known as com­ple­men­tary feed­ing.

I had so much fun ex­per­i­ment­ing with mak­ing dif­fer­ent first foods for her. Watch­ing her eat and even­tu­ally learn­ing how to feed her­self was such a de­light. Those mo­ments were truly price­less for me as a mum and as a prac­tic­ing di­eti­tian.

It was at that mo­ment that I truly learnt the im­por­tance of nu­tri­tion in nur­tur­ing my daugh­ter’s growth and de­vel­op­ment.

Here are some tips I’d like to share with you to make cook­ing and feed­ing your baby fun and has­sle-free.


By the age of 6 months, baby will re­quire a greater amount of calo­ries, vi­ta­mins and min­er­als for con­tin­ued growth and de­vel­op­ment. Breast milk alone will not be suf­fi­cient to pro­vide all the im­por­tant nu­tri­ents. That is why wean­ing is in­tro­duced to sup­ple­ment con­tin­ued breast­feed­ing by the time baby reaches this age.

When you’re start­ing to wean your baby, do start with a new food, one at a time.

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