The weaning calendar from the fifth month

The weaning calendar from the fifth month
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The weaning calendar

In this article we propose the calendar to follow for it weaning ideal for the baby from the fifth month, with the introduction of foods month by month, for a healthy and balanced diet.





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Foods to be introduced from the fifth month

  • Cereals. Starting from the 5th month, and in any case after 15 days from the start of weaning, it is possible to continue with the gluten-free cereals already introduced previously, in addition, cereals containing gluten can be proposed, namely semolina, multigrain cream, cream of barley (always 15-20 gr at a time), to be alternated during the week.



  • Vegetable. In addition to the vegetable broth with the same vegetables given above, a few (2-3) teaspoons of pureed vegetables of the vegetable broth can be mixed in the porridge

  • Meat. You can start with the freeze-dried lamb, veal, beef, turkey or rabbit, introducing a different type of meat every 3-4 days: the initial quantity is half a jar (5 g).

  • Seasoning. 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.

  • Fruit. If the child likes it, you can start with fruit: the first types to be tasted are the homogenized apple and pear, in a quantity of about 30 g. It can be given at the end of a meal or as a snack.

Second Vito Leonardo Miniello, professor of nutrition and pediatric dietetics at the University of the city, "introducing meat immediately is essential, because it serves to supply iron, a fundamental mineral not only for proper oxygenation of tissues, but also for brain development, which occurs especially in the second semester. This is why it is important to administer it every day "

And he adds: "In the early days it is better to give the freeze-dried meat, because it is more digestible and easier to dose (the homogenized also includes vegetables, cereals, oil, ed)".

Foods to be introduced from the sixth month

Around 6 months, the evening meal.



Lunch:

  • Cereals. Continue with both gluten-free cereals (rice cream, corn and tapioca cream, rice cream with corn and tapioca) and with those containing gluten (semolina, multigrain cream, barley cream), always in the quantity of 15-20 g at a time, to be poured "sprinkling" into 250 g of beef broth*. You can also start giving the first micro pasta (previously cooked).

  • Meat. Freeze-dried (lamb, beef, ostrich, turkey, rabbit), in an amount of 5 g at a time.

  • Seasoning. 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.

  • Fruit. homogenized or grated apple or pear (30 g).

If the child likes it, it can be given again after dinner a portion of fruit (30 g). During the day, water can be given to drink, making sure that it contains less than 10mg / l of nitrates.

How to prepare the meat broth

Immerse 200 g of beef or veal, cook for more than 2 hours until the cooking liquid is halved, removing any greasy foam from time to time.

Halfway through cooking add conion, carrot, courgette, tomato. Do not feed cooked meat.

for Dinner you can prepare a porridge with the same quantity of cereals (15-20 gr), to be poured into the vegetable broth. Add 20 g of vegetable puree and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Do not add Parmesan or other proteins.

Foods to be introduced from the seventh month

Lunch

  • Cereals. Rice cream, corn and tapioca cream, rice cream with corn and tapioca, semolina, multigrain cream, barley cream, micro pasta. Quantity: 20 gr.

  • Seasonings. As an alternative to vegetable broth and meat broth (200 ml) you can start giving 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce, or 2 tablespoons of legume puree (lentils, peas, chickpeas, dried broad beans, borlotti beans, 1 teaspoon of oil of Extra Virgin Olive, 1 teaspoon of Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano.

  • Vegetable. Vegetable puree (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, peas, green beans, carrots, pumpkin, borlotti beans): 50 g.

  • Meat. Homogenized beef, chicken, veal, ostrich, turkey, horse, in an amount equal to half an 80 g jar; or 10 gr of lyophilisate (lamb, beef, ostrich, turkey, rabbit).

  • Cheese. Instead of meat, a low-fat cheese can be introduced: a jar of 80 g.

  • Fruit. apple, pear, banana: 30-50 g. Add a little orange juice.

Price

Like lunch, varying the second. In any case, it is necessary to avoid feeding meat twice a day (lunch and dinner).

Foods to be introduced from the eighth month

If the child likes it, the first and second courses can be offered separately, in order to get him used to distinguishing the different flavors.

Lunch

  • First. Rice cream, corn and tapioca cream, rice cream with corn and tapioca, semolina, multigrain cream, barley cream, micro noodles. Quantity: 20 gr.

  • Seasonings. Vegetable broth (200 ml), meat broth (200 ml), 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce, or 2 tablespoons of pureed legumes (lentils, peas, chickpeas, dried broad beans, pinto beans).

  • 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 teaspoon of Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano.

  • Seconds. Homogenized meat (beef, chicken, veal, ostrich, turkey, horse): one 80 g jar; - Low-fat cheese: one 80 g jar

  • vegetable. Vegetable puree (broccoli, cabbage, spinach, Brussels sprouts, peas, green beans, carrots, pumpkin, borlotti beans): 50 g

  • Fruit. Apple, pear, banana: 50 g. add a little orange juice.

  • Snack. whole yogurt: 50 g

Price

Like lunch, varying the second. In any case, it is necessary to avoid feeding meat twice a day (lunch and dinner).

Read also: Weaning, when to start

Foods to be introduced from the tenth - eleventh month

Lunch

  • First. Rice cream, corn and tapioca cream, rice cream with corn and tapioca, semolina, multigrain cream, barley cream, micro noodles. Quantity: 20 gr.

  • Condiments: Vegetable broth (200 ml), meat broth (200 ml), 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce, or 2 tablespoons of pureed legumes (lentils, peas, chickpeas, dried broad beans, borlotti beans)

  • 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 teaspoon of Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano

  • Seconds. - 30 g of steamed meat (lamb, beef, chicken, veal, pony); 50 g of finely chopped fish (sea bream, cod, mackerel, sea bass, swordfish); 70 g of minestrone soup; half a soft-boiled egg yolk (this is the most digestible cooking method), 1-2 times a week.

  • Snack. Apple, pear, banana, apricot, watermelon: 50 g; whole yogurt: 50 g

Price

  • First. See lunch.

  • Seconds. It can be varied with calf's liver in small pieces: 50 g.

Questions and answers

What is self-weaning?

Self-weaning (technically “complementary feeding on demand”) consists in putting the baby back at the center of weaning, relying on his innate capacity for self-regulation and trusting his skills.

Are there any foods that it is better to wait for him to taste due to the risk that they trigger allergies?

No. On the contrary: scientific societies today suggest introducing potentially allergenic foods such as egg white, for which it was once expected, at an early stage.

Read also: Weaning or self-weaning? What the science says

(Original article dated June 22, 2022)

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  • weaning
  • baby food
  • baby feeding 5 - 12 months
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