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Expressed Breast Milk (EBM)Do not heat or thaw in microwaveOverheating EBM can destroy some of the nutrientsFrozen EMB can be thawed in the refrigerator for up to four hours(dispose after this if not used)EBM should not be frozen or heated more than once
What if I run out of EBM?Feed the baby the last of the EBM.If he needs more to drink before his mother returns, a smallamount of cooled, boiled water can be given.Do not mix the water with the EBM or give the baby any othermilks unless the mother has left them for her baby.
What if I run out of EBM?You should always ask the mother before giving any other liquidsto her baby, including water. She may be able to return sooner orsend extra milk.If the baby is eating other foods, you may be able to givesomething that the baby has had before. However please checkthis with the mother first.
Supporting Breastfeeding MothersBeing positive about her leavingbreast milkProviding an area for mothers toexpressProviding hygienic area forparents to store breast milkProvide a comfortable chair formothers to breast feed their babies when dropping off or pickingup or in lunch breaks
Fruit juiceFruit juicecan provide valuable nutrients but it has a lot of sugar.It is better to eat the fruit instead.If you do want to give children an occasional treat of fruit juice, mixit half-and-half with water.Children who drink too much fruit juice can have a poor appetite,diarrhoea, obesity and tooth decay, among other problems.
When can dairy foods be introducedDairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt contain atleast 10 essential nutrients which are important for thegrowth and development of your baby.These include vitamin A, vitamin B12, riboflavin, calcium,carbohydrate, magnesium, phosphorus, protein,potassium, and zinc.Dairy foods usually become an important part of a growingbaby’s diet.Milk can be given to your baby in small amounts fromabout 8 months.
When can dairy foods be introducedMilk should not replace breast milk or formula as the mainmilk drink, but you can pour it on cereal or make it intocustard.Wait until your baby is 12 months before offering milk as adrink.Because milk is already pasteurised, there is no need toboil it before giving it to your baby.Longlife milk is just as nutritious as fresh milk and is alsosafe to offer
TextureAs your baby grows older, food should be blendedless to help your baby learn to chew.At first, foods should be puréed or finely mashed.By around 7 to 8 months, your baby should beready for roughly mashed foods with small, softlumps.
TextureOnce your baby is able to hold things, finger foodscan be offered with each meal.

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