RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FEEDING AND CARE FOR DEVELOPMENT

Up to 6 months
‡Exclusively breastfeed as often as the child wants, day and night, at least 8 times in 24 hours ‡Do not give other foods or fluids

6 months up to 12 years

12 months up to 2 years ‡Breastfeed as often as the child wants. ‡Give adequate amounts of family foods, such as rice, camote, potato, fish, chicken, meat, monggo, steamed tokwa, pulverized roasted dilis, milk, eggs, dark-green leafy vegetables, yellow vegetables (malunggay, squash), and fruits (papaya, banana) ‡Add oil or margarine ‡Feed 5 times per day ‡Feed the baby nutritious snacks like fruits 12 months up to 2 years

2 years and older

‡Breastfeed as often as the child wants. ‡Add any food of the following: Lugaw with added oil, mashed Up to 4 months vegetables or beans, steamed tokwa, flaked fish, pulverized Play: yProvide ways for your child to see, roasted dilis, finely ground meat, egg yolk, bite-size fruits hear, feel and move ‡Feed 3 times per day if breastfed Communicate: ‡Feed 5 times per day if not yLook into your child¶s eyes and breastfed smile at him/her yBreastfeeding is a good time to talk to your child and get a 6 months up to 12 months conversation going with going with Play: sounds or gestures ‡Give your child clean, and safe household things to handle, bang 4 months up to 6 months and drop Play: yHave large, colorful things for your child to reach for and new things for him/her to see Communicate: Communicate: * Respond to your child¶s sounds * Talk to your child and get a and interests. Tell your child the conversation going with sounds or names of things and people gestures

‡Give adequate amounts of ³family food´ at 3 meals every day. ‡Give nutritious snacks twice daily, between meals, such as: Boiled yellow, camote, boiled yellow corn, peanuts, boiled saba, fresh banana, taho, fruits and fruit juices

2 years and older Play: ‡Help your child count, name and Play: compare things ‡Give your child things to stack ‡Make simple toys for your child up, and to put into and take out of containers Communicate: ‡Encourage your child to talk and answer questions ‡Teach your child stories, songs and games.

Communication: ‡Ask your child simple questions. Respond to your child¶s attempts to talk. Play games like ³bye´.

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