when to start solid food to baby?at which month to start?

Created by
Updated on Nov 07, 2017

nutrition Corner

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. Then, 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

Login or Signup to see Expert's complete response

Also Read

when I start to solid foods to my baby.. which foo..

Hi Priyanka, you may start with strained vegetable..

diet chart for 4 months old baby... n when shouls..

Hi Munaza Zeeshan, I hope you are doing well. You..

can I start semi solid food to my baby at the end..

Hi Arshiya, I hope you are doing well. Please star..

When should i start solid food?

Hi Rohit, Hope you are doing well. You must start..

6 month complete or when 6 month start ...when we..

Hi Sweta, you may start with strained vegetable so..

+ Ask an expert

Ask your queries to Doctors & Experts

Download APP

Find answers from Doctors about your baby's health and development

24X7 Parents' Partner

Download APP

31% Queries Answered Instantly