hi my baby is 7 months 17 days old.. iam giving some solid food like cerelac, mashed banana with milk, sometime soup. but now he is not eating anything ..most of the time he is taking milk only.. iam giving farmula and breast feed both.. i have tried to give chico, khichdi, soji kheer, ots, and aata halwa but he is not liking anything.. his weight is less also.. so iam very much concerned abt what food should i give to him so that his weight can be increased.. so plz suggest some food idea and how much time i should give solid food in a day with milk...

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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. You can give porridge of suji, sago, dalia, rice flakes, ragi etc. Kheer of apple, rice etc. halwa of suji, atta, pumpkin, gajar, sweet potato etc. Khichri, upma, thin dal, soft scrambled egg yolk, soups, mashed veggies with potato, mashed banana, stewed fruit and juice etc. Hope this helps.

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