my son is 4 n half months now... m breast feeding him n giving him lactogen twice a day... want to ask u lactogen is ok or should i change the milk? as my elder son n the younger one both have cough cold problem. is it bcoz of formula milk? how is cow's milk for him? when should i start giving him dal ka pani n all? n what food can i give him nutritious later on?

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if you are lactating sufficiently to meet your child's need, you may not start with any top feed. It is recommended to only breastfeed the baby fro first six months. If you are giving lactogen, you may continue with it. Cow's milk should not be given below one year of age as it may give allergy. 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. At 6 months, you may start with strained vegetable soup including green leafy vegetables (with milk), fresh fruit juice, 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 Hope this helps

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