The feeding of the child

London – Free advice of Prof.Giovanni Serra, former Chief of the department of neonatology Gaslini Hospital in Genoa.

In this article we talk about how to act if the child, about the year, refuses food.

The child may refuse food, at the beginning of weaning, around 6 months.

We recommend replacing just one meal of milk, usually in late morning, with a meal: vegetable broth (500ml of accqua), two seasonal vegetables, using about 200 ml of broth with 4 or 5 teaspoons of cream of rice, 1 teaspoon of Italian extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese.

To promote tolerance, begin administration for 2 or 3 days and then add the vegetables, cream of rice in 2 or 3 teaspoons, noting that if you develop constipation, you replace corn or tapioca.

After a week, add 1/2 dried white meat: chicken, rabbit, lamb, turkey.

If the child does not accept this soup, remove the cheese or meat.
You can also substitute milk with flour, in the afternoon.

After a few days, try to give the vegetable broth.
Besides these two products to be administered remotely from each other, this rule is important to understand if the child likes the food and if they appear intolerant or allergic symptoms, compared to a single introduction.

When the child refuses the food we eat, do not insist, but wait a few days and try again the administration.

In case of refusal of food, always check several factors: the clinical condition, teething, the type and time of product introduction, the bond with breastfeeding.
The rejection of a food or feed is always connected to a cause, without meaning or that it is more serious.

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