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As a rule, a healthy baby under 3 months us put to breast 6 times a day, every 3,5 hours with 6,5 hours night break, i.e. - at 6.00, 9.30, 13.00, 16.30, 20.00 and 23.30. Daily quantity of baby`s food should come to: from 2 weeks to 2 months - 1/5 of baby`s weight, from 2 to 3 months - 1/6.


UNDER 3 MONTHS

As a rule, a healthy baby under 3 months us put to breast 6 times a day, every
3,5 hours with 6,5 hours night break, i.e. - at 6.00, 9.30, 13.00, 16.30, 20.00
and 23.30.

Daily quantity of baby`s food should come to: from 2 weeks to 2 months - 1/5
of baby`s weight, from 2 to 3 months - 1/6.

To determine quantity of milk imbibed (if this is necessary, for example when
a baby`s weight increases not enough), a baby is weighed before and after feeding.
As quantity of milk imbibed varies during different processes of feeding, a daily
control or, at least, calculation of quantity for 2-3 processes of feeding with
normal quantity calculation are necessary. Besides breast milk, you should give
water to your baby - boiled, unsweetened, of room temperature. Give 1-2 tea-spoons
of water a day to your baby, altogether - up to 50 ml.

Since 1 month you should provide your baby with vitamins (especially in autumn-winter
period). With this purpose, a baby is given a juice every day - fruit, berry or
vegetable. Juices are included in a ration little by little: beginning from a
very small dose - several drops - a day, then increasing this quantity up to 30
ml a day (for 2 doses). It`s better to start with apple juice.

Since 2 months include apple sauce in a baby`s ration (fresh grated apple or
canned puree for baby`s feeding). Firstly give him A? of tea-spoon a day, then,
little by little, during 7-10 days, increase quantity of fruit puree up to 50
g.

IN THE AGE FROM 3 TO 5 MONTHS

Babies of this age are feeded 6 times a day, every 3,5 hours, with 6,5 hour night
break.

Daily quantity of baby`s food comes to: from 3 to 4 months - 1/6 of baby`s weight,
from 4 to 6 months - 1/7.

In this age, increase quantity of fruit and vegetable juices given to your baby
- from 30 to 50 ml a day (in 2 doses).

Since 4 months include a yolk of a hard-boiled egg, which is a valuable product
- it contains vitamins, easy digestible protein, calcium salts, iron, phosphorus.
Smear yolk and give it with breast milk, when you include supplemental feeding
in your baby`s ration - add yolk to dishes. Since 4 months you can start giving
cotton cheese to your baby - beginning with 5 g and increasing quantity to 30
g by 5 months.

On 4-5 months of life a baby already needs another feeding, as mother`s milk
cannot already meet the demands of a baby`s organism in various food substances,
particularly in vitamins and mineral salts. So, since 4 months include supplemental
feeding in your baby`s ration. Start with 1-2 tea-spoons and increase up to 150
g little by little. The first sA

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