0-1-year-old child nutrition



The ideal food for a newborn baby is 'breast milk'. You can continue to breastfeed your baby until the age of 2. Breast milk meets all the nutritional needs of the baby for the first 6 months. There is no need to add additional nutrients during this time. However, after the sixth month, supplementary foods should be started for babies who are breastfed. Thus, you will make your baby meet other foods and contribute to its healthy and balanced development. In the first 6-month period when the baby is fed only with breast milk, it does not need to be given water except for the diseases that cause water loss because your baby meets this need from breast milk. (About 90% of breast milk is water.) If a condition such as diarrhea is absolutely necessary, boiled and then chilled water should be given.


A few behaviors that show your baby is ready to try additional nutrients;

· If your baby has begun to take their own hands or objects around her mouth too often,

· If he has started waking up at night or waking up more often while sleeping without holes before,

· If she consumes more breast milk than before, she may be ready to try additional nutrients.

Some babies may not perform these behaviors, but this does not mean they are not hungry or ready to try additional nutrients. Just like in adults, eating behaviors can be shaped differently in babies.


Baby Nutrition and Food Allergies

It is very important that your baby's diet is diverse. But there is also the possibility of being allergic to one or more foods.

It is very important that you try it separately from other foods and never give it to your baby before the 6th month (especially some of them from an older age), especially since the following foods may have allergic effects:

· Cow milk (Recent approaches suggest waiting for cow milk until 1 year old.)

· Egg

· Gluten-containing foods such as wheat and rye

· Foods containing oilseeds such as nuts and peanuts (Children under 5 years old should not be given unbroken oilseeds due to the risk of suffocation.)

· Fish and shellfish


When your baby is ready to consume solid foods, you need to make sure that they do not show any allergic reactions by trying small amounts of new foods. These allergic reactions; eczema, different skin rashes, asthma, fever, diarrhea, etc. It can be observed.

More attention should be paid to allergic reactions when switching to supplementary food, especially if there are individuals who are allergic to a particular food in the family.