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Nutrition for your babyNNutrition for your babyNutrition for your babyEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZElly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the various stages of your baby's nutrition and how to handle issues such as spitting up.<br></p><p>Your child will go through many stages on the path to eating a varied and healthy diet. Feeding your baby can be both a rewarding and challenging experience!<br></p> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>For the first four to six months, your baby will get all their nutrition from breast milk or formula.</li> <li>Spitting up is common but can be eased by giving smaller amounts of milk or formula and keeping your baby more upright during and right after feeds.</li> <li>See a doctor if your bab is spitting up and not growing properly or if they are in pain during a feed.</li> <li>Your baby can start solid foods from six months onwards.</li></ul>
Besoins nutritionnels de votre bébéBBesoins nutritionnels de votre bébéNutrition for your babyFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZElly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez les différents stades alimentaires de votre bébé et de quelle façon gérer les problèmes comme les régurgitations.</p><p>Votre enfant passera par plusieurs stades dans son cheminement vers un régime alimentaire sain et varié. Nourrir votre bébé peut être à la fois une expérience enrichissante et difficile.</p> <br><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Au cours des premiers quatre à six mois, votre bébé obtiendra tous ses éléments nutritifs par le lait maternel ou la préparation pour nourrisson.</li> <li>Les régurgitations sont fréquentes, mais elles peuvent être apaisées en donnant de plus petites quantités de lait maternel ou de préparation pour nourrisson et en plaçant votre bébé en position assise pendant que vous le nourrissez et juste après l’avoir nourri.</li> <li>Consultez un médecin si votre bébé régurgite et ne grandit pas comme il le devrait ou s’il éprouve de la douleur pendant que vous le nourrissez.</li> <li>Votre bébé peut commencer à ingérer des aliments solides à partir de l’âge de six mois.</li></ul>

 

 

Nutrition for your baby1456.00000000000Nutrition for your babyNutrition for your babyNEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZElly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the various stages of your baby's nutrition and how to handle issues such as spitting up.<br></p><p>Your child will go through many stages on the path to eating a varied and healthy diet. Feeding your baby can be both a rewarding and challenging experience!<br></p> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>For the first four to six months, your baby will get all their nutrition from breast milk or formula.</li> <li>Spitting up is common but can be eased by giving smaller amounts of milk or formula and keeping your baby more upright during and right after feeds.</li> <li>See a doctor if your bab is spitting up and not growing properly or if they are in pain during a feed.</li> <li>Your baby can start solid foods from six months onwards.</li></ul><h2>Breast milk and formula</h2><p>For the first four to six months, your baby will get all of their <a href="/Article?contentid=439&language=English">nutrition</a> from either breast milk or formula.</p><p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=440&language=English">Breastfeeding</a> is recommended for the first year of life. However, some moms are not able to feed their babies breast milk for 12 months and may <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=719&language=English">use formula</a> instead.</p><p>When you are ready to <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=635&language=English">wean</a> your baby from the breast, make it a gradual process. You may consider dropping one feed a day at a time and waiting another week or so before dropping another feed.</p><p>It will also take time to introduce a bottle or a sippy cup to a baby who is used to the breast. Do not be concerned if this process is difficult. It can take babies a few days or a few weeks to understand how to suck from a bottle or drink from a cup.</p><p>If your baby is close to one year of age when you are weaning from the breast, skip the bottle and try to teach the baby to take liquids from a sippy cup. Studies show that children who are over 12 months and drink from a cup tend to drink a healthy amount of milk (rather than drinking too much, which can happen in children who take a bottle).</p><p>Transitioning from a bottle to a cup will also take some time. And once they transition, children will usually need a few weeks to adjust to a sippy cup. Try giving your child water or a small amount of juice mixed with water in the sippy cup before trying milk.</p><h2>Spitting up</h2><p>It is common for babies to <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=635&language=English">spit up</a> their feeds. Spitting up is usually harmless as long as your baby is growing well and does not seem to be in pain. Most babies outgrow the process of spitting up by 12 months.</p><p>If your baby spits up after feeds, try:</p><ul><li>giving them a smaller amount of milk or formula more often<br></li><li>holding them in a more upright position while feeding</li><li>keeping your baby upright for 30 minutes after a feed rather than allowing them to lay down right afterwards. </li></ul><p>These simple strategies are worth trying, but many babies will continue to spit up no matter what you try to do.</p><h3>When to see a doctor</h3><p>See a doctor if your baby is spitting up and not growing properly or not meeting their developmental milestones. You should also have your baby checked by a doctor if your baby arches their back or appears to be in pain during a feed or if they cry and stop feeding before the end of the feed. Your doctor may recommend anti-reflux medications.</p><h2>Solid foods</h2><p>Your baby can start solid foods anytime from around six months. <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=497&language=English">Introducing solids</a> opens the door to a broad range of foods and textures that your baby can enjoy.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/nutrition_for_your_baby.jpgNutrition for your baby

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