my 6 months old has been completely on breastfeed till now, he has started taking solids in some amount but completely refuses to take bottle ( breastmilk as well as formula). any recommendations? and what can i feed my baby?

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Answer:
bottlefeeding is any way not recommended as can create nipple confusion. If you are giving formula milk, use spoon and bowl to feed it instead of bottle. 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 Hope this helps

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