5month old baby is so much distracted... don't want to have breast milk.... tried formula... but she doesn't like to take any milk.... she just want to breastfeed during sleep... not gaining proper wait... what can I do?

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Answer:
if you are lactating sufficiently to meet your child's need, you may not start with any top feed till six months. Then, you may start with strained vegetable soup including green leafy vegetables , fresh fruit juice. At 6 months you can give ragi porridge, rice kheer, suji kheer or phirni etc. You can gradually start with mashed banana, boiled potatoes, dal water also. Boiled water can be given especially after each solid feed. Starting with a spoon or two you may gradually increase the amount to 120-250 ml in a day. Keep the seasonings mild, keep the consistency flowing initially. You may give three solid feeds maximum, in a day. Click on the following link for details on introducing solids http://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/baby-weaning-food-guide-4-to-7-months/567 Once your child is above 6 months you may give these foods Boiled & mashed potato, boiled sweet potato with a little butter. Mashed banana. Full-fat milk based puddings like rice kheer/dates& raisins(cooked & mashed) custard/vermicelli kheer/gajar kheer Porridge of ragi,suji, rice. Add a spoon/5 ml of ghee/butter to the dishes. Hope this helps.

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