Alimentation bébé - Mange-t-il assez ?

Baby food - Is he eating enough?

Baby food - Is he eating enough?

Your baby's nutrition is an essential concern for all parents. You may be wondering if your baby is eating enough and getting all the nutrients he needs to grow healthy. In this article, we will give you some guidelines to help you assess whether your baby is eating enough.

Signs of satiety in babies

It is important to know how to recognize the signs of fullness in your baby. Some clues can tell you that he has eaten enough:

  • Your baby naturally detaches from the breast or bottle.
  • He shows disinterest in food by closing his mouth or turning his head away.
  • He starts playing or becoming interested in something else.
  • His hands are open and relaxed.
  • He is calm and satisfied.

Recommended quantities

Each baby's dietary needs may vary, but here are some general guidelines on recommended amounts:

  • Newborns need small, frequent amounts, usually between 60 and 90 ml of breast milk or formula per meal, 8 to 12 times a day.
  • From 6 months, when you begin to introduce solid foods, you can start with small quantities, around a teaspoon per meal, and gradually increase depending on your baby's appetite.
  • Between 1 and 2 years old, your baby should eat around 3 balanced meals per day, as well as 2 to 3 nutritious snacks.

Signs of malnutrition

It is also important to know how to recognize the signs of malnutrition in your baby. Consult your pediatrician if you notice any of these signs:

  • Significant weight loss or lack of weight gain.
  • Low energy or excessive lethargy.
  • Developmental delays, both physically and cognitively.
  • Digestion problems, such as frequent vomiting or abnormal bowel movements.

In conclusion, it is normal to be concerned about your baby's diet. Pay attention to the signs of satiety it sends you and follow the general recommendations on quantities. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to consult your pediatrician. Remember that every baby is unique, and what matters most is that he or she is happy and healthy.

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