my 6 month 10 days baby us not eating solid foods... I am feeding ragi porridge, suji porridge, mashed rice... but she refuses all the things and cries a lot while feeding.... please suggest me what can I do...

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Updated on Mar 10, 2017

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since the baby is used to milk, it will take a little while to get used to foods other than milk. 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 her acceptance. Try and keep the consistency thin to semi solid, depending on child's preference and swallowing/chewing capacity. Start with one solid meal in a day and gradually increase to three meals in a day. Initially offer only liquid and then little thick foods. 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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