hi m shruthi my baby zoom 7 months old he z not swallowing his Solid food if I put water he will swallow please give any tips to make his feed properly

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Updated on Aug 23, 2016

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Answer:
you need to keep the consistency of the food, very thin initially.You may maximum offer a child in this age 3 solid feeds and 3-4 milk feeds. Keep enough gap between his feeds, be it solid or milk to ensure that he is hungry. Again total milk amount can be between 500-650 ml maximum in a day, so that the child doesn't fill his stomach with milk only. 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.

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