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YOUR WEANING GUIDE
STAGE III (BREAST FEEDING CAN BE CARRIED ON WELL INTO TODDLERHOOD. IT COMPLETELY DEPENDS ON THE READINESS OF MOTHER AND BABY TO ACCEPT THE CHANGE
AGE:9 MONTHS ONWARDS
FEEDING MILESTONES
1 MOST KIDS BY 10 MONTHS START TO SHOW THE "PINCER REFLEX"- HOLD THINGS BETWEEN INDEX FINGER AND THE THUMB
2 SHOWS INTEREST IN SELF-FEEDING
FEEDING GUIDELINES
1 SERVE FOOD IN DEEP BOWLS WITH SPOONS WITH THICK HANDLE FOR EASE TO HOLD, AND TO ENCOURAGE SELF-FEEDING
2 GRADUALLY START WEANING BABY OFF MOTHER'S MILK DURING THE DAY TIME
3 ENSURE THAT BABY IS GETTING ENOUGH OF WATER, SINCE BABIES MEET FLUID REQUIREMENTS MOSTLY FROM MOTHER'S MILK.
4 CHUNKS AND FINELY CHOPPED COOKED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES CAN BE INTRODUCED
5 NUTS (POWDERED)CAN BE INTRODUCED (PROVIDED THERE IS NO FAMILY HISTORY OF FOOD ALLERGIES)
6 APPETITE OF BABY CAN VARY DEPENDING ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, "GROWTH SPURTS", BOWEL MOVEMENTS, OR GENERAL HEALTH.
FOR YOU
1 BE PREPARED FOR MESSY FLOORS. A NO MESS MAT UNDER THE HIGH CHAIR WILL DEFINITELY REDUCE YOUR WORK.
2 BREAST ENGORGEMENT COULD BE A PROBLEM SINCE YOU ARE REDUCING THE FEEDS PER DAY- DON'T FORGET TO EXPRESS OUT THE MILK WHEN THE BREASTS ARE FULL
3 ENJOY THE BED-TIME BONDING WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE. PROBABLY BY BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY, BABY WOULD BE OFF MOTHER'S MILK COMPLETELY 
SCHEDULE FOR YOUR CHILD (STAGE III)
TIME FOOD/ FEED
Early Morning Breast Milk
2 hours later Lumpy foods
Breakfast Chunks
2 hours later Breast mik in a cup/formula
Lunch Chunks
2 hours later Fresh fruit
Before noon nap Breast mik in a cup/formula
2 hours later Steamed and sauted veggies with some seasoning
Dinner Chunks
Sleep time Breast feed