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From 4 months - The meal

A sample menu for your baby from 4 to 6 months

From 4 to 6 months, milk should be the basis of your baby’s diet. It’s an essential phase because it generally represents the very beginning of dietary diversification. You can begin to help him discover his first solid foods in the form of purees. This adventure will allow him to taste new flavors to awaken his taste buds.


How should you structure your baby’s meals throughout the day? From 4 to 6 months, your baby will require 4 “food intakes” per day. It’s really a little too soon to talk about “meals” at this age. To help you sort it all out, here’s an example of a sample menu.


 


Menu for baby from 4 to 6 months


Breakfast


  •         Breastfeeding on demand and until satiety

Lunch


  •         Breastfeeding

  •         Vegetable purees, homemade, boiled or steamed and pureed, with no added salt or fats (green beans, courgettes, carrots, white parts of leeks, pumpkin, broccoli, etc.) OR a jar of pureed vegetables of about 130 g.

Begin with a few spoonfuls of puree and progressively increase the quantities until you reach about 130 g. Introduce each vegetable one by one to allow your baby to assimilate each new flavor.


Snack  


2 weeks after beginning the introduction of vegetables:


  •         Breastfeeding

  • Fruit purees, homemade, with very ripe fruits, cooked and pureed, with no added sugar (apple, banana, pear, peach, apricot, blueberry, etc.) OR a jar of pureed fruit of about 130 g.  

Give him a few spoonfuls the first day and progressively increase the quantities, letting baby guide you.


Dinner 


Breastfeeding on demand


This sample menu must of course be adapted to the needs of baby and to his progress in dietary diversification. Every baby is different, so respect his rhythm and don’t force him if he isn’t hungry or becomes frustrated. Aim for a smooth transition toward dietary independence!


 


Sources:


PNNS: Le guide de nutrition des enfants et adolescents pour tous les parents, Edition 2010


Mpedia, Menus types: 4 - 6 months:http://www.mpedia.fr/186-menus-types-months.html


Laurence Pernoud, J’élève mon enfant, Edition 2016


Fewtrell, M. Bronsky, J. Campoy, C. « et col. » Complementary Feeding: A Position Paper by the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Committee on Nutrition. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 2017


 


 

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