Hi my son was born on August 29th 2017. He is exclusively breast fed kid as of today and he won't take formula feed ( i tried couple of times as i felt breast milk was not enough). So my question here is when can i start the solid food for my kid ( please mention the date as i am confused with the age calculation). What are the things which i can feed him. Also, when i hear kheer made of milk does it mean cow milk?

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Updated on Dec 24, 2017

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you can add six months to his date of birth, and from that day you start with solids. If the baby is satisfied with your feed and is gaining weight consistently, it means, your feed is enough. If not, take care of your own diet. 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 You may use toned/cow's milk for making kheer, cooking purpose. Hope this helps

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