The health of the mother, the rate of production of milk, the health and growth of the baby, the nutritive quality of the milk: all these factors have to be considered.
1. It is as important as to make him learn breast feeding. As the child grows, its physical need for good also grows and after about for months he or she should also be given easily digestible other eatables like soup, dal-water and other liquid diets. Even some semi-liquid food can also be given at this stage.
As far as mother-milk’s importance to the baby is concerned, the WHO, the UNICEF, the International Organisation of Gynaecologists
With growing infant the need to supplement the milk-diet with other type of food often arises. In cases the baby has been underweight from the time of its birth, it needs additional supplies of iron, calcium and vitamin D right from the age of one month.
1. High quality proteins is what human body needs most i.e. proteins containing all the ten essential amino acids. Such proteins are available in milk, cheese, eggs and other animal protein foods.
The main reasons for underproduction of breast milk are physical weakness, food lacking in nutritive value, excessive exertion, mental disquiet, worry, agitation, etc.