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About Essential Nutrition Actions at Critical Stages in the Life Cycle of Women and Children

FADUA -  Frequency, Amount, Density, Use of food and Active feeding

To ensure adequate complementary feeding you should bear in mind the following criteria:

  • Frequency
  • Amount
  • Density (consistency and nutrient density)
  • Use of food (variety, hygiene and safe food preparation)
  • Active feeding (taking time and being interactive)


Frequency and Amount based on age:

  • At 6 months
     
    • What? Soft porridge and well mashed food.
      [ view consistency of porridge ]
       
    • How often? 2 times each day.
       
    • How much? Feed 2 to 3 soup spoons at each meal.
       
  • Age 7 - 8 months
     
    • What? Mashed food and soft porridge.
       
    • How often? 3 times each day.
       
    • How much? An almost full cup (two thirds) at each meal
      1 cup = 250 ml. (show image).
       
  • Age 9  - 12 months
     
    • What? Finely chopped or mashed food and foods that baby can pick up.
       
    • How often? 3 times each day plus 1 "snack". Good snacks are: fruits like banana, mango, paw-paw; chapatti or bread with fat, peanut butter, cooked potato, biscuits or crackers.
       
    • How much? An almost full cup (two thirds) at each meal
      1 cup = 250 ml. (show image).
       
  • Age 12 -  36 months
     
    • What? Family foods, chopped or mashed if necessary.
       
    • How often? 3 times each day plus 2 "snacks".
       
    • How much? One full cup at each meal
      1 cup = 250 ml. (show image).
       
Age (months)TextureFrequencyAmount
6Soft porridge well mashed2 times per day2-3 table spoons
7-8Mashed foods3 times per day2/3 cup
9-12Finely chopped3 meals + 1 snack2/3 cup
12-36Family foods3 meals + 2 snacks1 full cup


6 March, 2016
 


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