Switching from one mixture to another

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Feeding Children

In the first months of life on your kitchen shelves can line up a whole parade with mixtures of boxes until you experiment with different brands before finding one that will appeal to your child the most, and disorder will cause the least.Sometimes all a matter of taste.Sometimes it's all about the preparation process: your child may have a preference for liquid or dry form of the same mixture.Here are signs that your child may have an allergy or intolerance to a specific mixture:

• bouts of crying after feeding;

• vomiting after almost every feeding;

• persistent diarrhea or constipation;

• colic after feeding, accompanied by bloating, abdominal tension and tenderness;

• irritable behavior during the day and / or frequent awakenings during the night;

• red, rough, like sandpaper, rashes, especially on the face and / or around the anus;

• Frequent colds and / or ear infections.

If your child consistently has one or more of these symptoms, change the mix, after consultation with the doctor.

How much your child drinks a mixture depends on its weight and the rate of growth, metabolism, body type and appetite.The following recommendations by volume mixture designed to ensure that meet the basic nutritional needs of your child.Appetite of the child may vary from day to day, and sometimes he can drink more or less than the average recommended volume.

determine how much the mixture to give a child from birth to six months, you can use the following golden rule: 125-150 ml per kilogram per day.If your baby's weight 4.5 kg, for example, he can drink a 600-750 ml per day.Do not think that your newborn will drink that amount immediately after birth.Many newborns in the first week only need 30-60 ml at each feeding, and that is how much they drink.To months of age, the majority

golden rule of artificial feeding: 125-150 milliliters per kilogram of body weight of the child per day.

GUSTs children takes on 90-120 ml at each feeding.And from two to six months, children can drink a 120-180 ml per feeding.From six months to a year even children may drink 240 ml of feeding and, depending on the feeding amount of drink usually three or four bottles per day.Sometimes the child just wants to drink, and not at all hungry.Offer him a bottle of water.If a child refuses to empty the water, let the mixture.Since the mixture more concentrated than breast milk, we recommend that parents give to their child at least one bottle of water per day (children receiving breast, additional water is not needed).