hi ... thank for answering all questions ... my baby has crossed 5 months a day 20 days she is exclusively breastfeeding. should I introduce solid now or wait for another 10 days to complete 6 months... since last 4-5 days she is waking up after every 2 hours before that she use to sleep at a stretch of 5-6 hours... this makes me feel that she needs more than breast milk. also she tries to take every thing in her mouth and able to balance her neck.

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ideally you should wait till the baby is 6 months old. This is because any other food would not provide the nutrients, which milk does. Moreover the digestive system is still developing and may not have enough enzymes to digest other foods properly. You can increase the milk feeds. 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

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