How should I feed my infant or child after 6 months of age?
A healthy child starts before conception. The healthier the parents at the time of conception, the stronger the genetic foundation of the child. So it's very important that at least six months prior to conception, the parents cleanse and build their bodies by following the Satvic guidelines shared in the workshop. They will greatly benefit if they increase raw food consumption to 75%.
Then, once the baby is born, for the first 6 months, he/she should stay only on breast milk. Breastfeeding should be continued for at least 2 years.
After 6 months, we can add fruit juices, vegetable juices, coconut water and vegetable soups to their diet.
When the teeth appear (most babies develop teeth between 6 and 12 months), we can add fruits, boiled vegetables, and coconut milk smoothies to their diet.
After 1.5 years, we can add vegetables and chiwda.
After 2 years, we can start gradually giving normal food (satvic daliya, satvic khichdi, boiled potatoes, millets, lentils, vegetable sprouts, etc.)
In terms of frequency of meals, mother needs to identify how often the child feels hungry during the day and accordingly, give food.
Then, when the child is ready to enter school, he/she should be following the adult program (the building plan).