can we add a pinch of salt or sugar to the rice water or daal water of 5 month old baby .His pediatrician told me to start with rice water. Is there any harm of adding salt or sugar .

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you should avoid using salt in baby’s diet till one year of age as their requirement of salt is very low, which can be met with foods alone. If you add too much salt, their developing kidneys cannot handle it. Similarly introduction of sugar this early can lead to tooth decay from the first tooth itself. There are chances of your child developing a sweet tooth and would reject other taste.

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