hey ma 6 mnths baby dosen't wants to eat.. I tried forcefully thinking she wud start 1ce she develops her taste for food.. BT she wants to vomit whatever she takes in.. help!

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force feeding should be always avoided and especially to a baby who is just 6 months old. At 6 months we start introducing foods other than milk to the baby. It is not easy for a baby who has been on milk feed to accept other food that easily. You need to start gradually with one spoon or so. Introduce one new food at a time, let the child accept it and gets used to it for few days. Introduce another new food only after a week. Do not introduce new foods back to back, it may confuse the child and would lower his acceptance. Try and keep the consistency thin to semi solid, depending on child's preference and swallowing/chewing capacity. You may start with strained vegetable soup including green leafy vegetables (with milk), 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. 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 https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/baby-weaning-food-guide-4-to-7-months/567 Hope this helps

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