Saturday, June 30, 2007

My baby's diet : 7th month

I reintroduced NaN this month. The switch over of NaN formula from Stage 1 to Stage 2 happened as Lil General completed 6 months. NaN 2 is the follow up infant formula. I slightly increased the quantity of formula too based on this article in baby center on how much milk a 6 month old baby needs. With the monsoon setting in, I have discontinued butter milk and coconut water. Instead, I have switched over to dal water. The routine gets disturbed with the introduction of solid foods. Most days, it works as per the pre-determined schedule (worked out based on his sleep and bowel movement pattern) and then there are days when I can't go by the clock. Especially when he gets sick, he gets a lot cranky or if the food hasn't suited him well. Anyways, here it is.

6:30 a.m. - Mother's feed

8:00 a.m. - 120/150 ml of NaN - stage 2

10:00 a.m. - Pureed 3/4ths or a full carrot or half mashed apple. Made at home.

11:00 a.m. - 25 ml water or coconut water.

12:00 noon - 4-5 scoops of Nestum Rice or Nestum Rice-Ragi (Stage 1) or 2 scoops of Easum. I give this on alternate days for a change in taste. I mix this with either water or butter milk or dal if it is Nestum. Easum has dal in it already, so I mix that in water. A little water after the feed.
Mother's feed if needed in between.

4:30 p.m. - 120 ml of NaN stage 2 or Ragi kanji in water/formula.

6:30 p.m. - Mashed Banana or biscuit in water. (alternate days again) This feed is only if he is very hungry else it is mother's feed.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Based on if the 6:30 p.m. feed happened or not, dinner can be anytime between 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - It is 4-5 scoops of Nestum Rice mixed in water.

11:00 p.m. - 90 ml to 120 ml of NaN stage 2.

This diet gets its protein from dals or Easum. Carbohydrates from Rice cereal and calcium from formula.