At nine months, babies begin to stand and some even starting using furniture. This may also be the time when children begin to make sounds, such as “Dad” or “Mom.” For babies continue to grow, both physically and develop mentally, it is important that they have varied diets of solid foods, infant formula and breastmilk
Babies usually have solid food before they are nine months old, but when they get older, it is important that your diet consists less of breast milk and formula than they have done previously. Continue to breastfeed or give your child 24 to 30 grams of formula each day.
When you give your baby solid foods, make sure not to give him food that is too difficult, such as candy, peanuts, grapes and raw carrots because he could choke very easily. It is also important to cut pieces of meat, such as sausages, in small pieces.
Babies should eat about three to four two-course meals a day. They need to eat plenty of starchy foods such as potatoes, rice, bread and pasta. They also need fruits and vegetables at each meal and at least one to two servings of fish, meat and beans a day.
If you give your baby dairy products, make sure they are full-fat because unlike adults, babies need food that contains a lot of fat for growth. This means that you can give him milk and butter. Try to limit their intake of sweets, but keep him from eating too much cake or candy.
Iron and Nutrients
It is important for babies to get iron for brain development, so they need to eat meat such as pork, beef and lamb. Vegetables can help the body absorb these meats. If you do not want to give your baby meats, feed him vegetables like peas, chickpeas and red lentils. If you feed your child a vegetarian diet, make sure he is getting enough calcium and vitamin B complex.