How and when to introduce solids to your infant

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How and when to introduce solids to your infant

Puja Sharma Vasisht, Nutrition Expert


Jan 29, 2016 | 11 : 30 AM to 1 : 00 PM

Thinking of introducing solids to your baby? But the big question can be which foods to introduce and when. Get all the answers you need around introducing babies to a new world of tastes and textures of the right foods to help them get a good start at mealtimes. Register for a live chat with nutrition expert on Parentune.
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My baby will turn 6months on 19 Feb..what to introduce her first and when and what quantity

My baby will turn 6months on 19 Feb..what to introduce her first and when and what quantity

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Hi Khushboo, you need to gradually start introducing weaning/complementary foods one by one. 2016-01-29 11:31:06
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The foods introduced should be of liquid consistency first, so that the baby can easily gulp it down. 2016-01-29 11:32:07
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Start with a spoon or two initially. If the accepts that amount easily, only then offer more. 2016-01-29 11:33:13
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The food offered should be warm neither too cold nor hot. 2016-01-29 11:36:37
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You can start with vegetable soup. It can be made with green leafy vegetables and milk. 2016-01-29 11:38:01
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It should be well sieved and without fiber. 2016-01-29 11:38:47
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You can also give some fresh fruit juice of apple or pomegranate. 2016-01-29 11:39:54
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Avoid citrus fruits at this age, as it may give allergy. 2016-01-29 11:40:34
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you can even start with porridge of ragi, rice flakes, sago. 2016-01-29 11:43:47
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Phirni made with rice powder can also be given. Stat with a spoon or two and gradually increase the amount. 2016-01-29 11:45:09
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Other options are mashed banana, curd. 2016-01-29 11:45:28
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My son turned 6 months on 26th Jan , 2016. I have started his solid with suji Kheer , dalia , dal wa....

My son turned 6 months on 26th Jan , 2016. I have started his solid with suji Kheer , dalia , dal water . What else I can give to him And how many times a day shall I give him meal ? Also pls suggest the quantity and when to increase .. Can I give him water ???

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Hi Parneet, apart from these you may give phirni, sago/ragi porridge. 2016-01-29 12:07:55
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Vegetables soup, preferably green leafy vegetables can be given in milk. 2016-01-29 12:08:45
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You can also start with fresh fruit juice of apple/pomegranate. Both soup and juice should be well strained. 2016-01-29 12:09:58
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Starting with a spoon or two you may gradually increase the amounts according to the acceptance of the child. 2016-01-29 12:10:55
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You may give maximum three complementary/weaning feeds in a day. 2016-01-29 12:11:26
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These can be given alternatively with milk feeds. 2016-01-29 12:11:51
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Water can be started now. It should be boiled for 20 minutes atleast, cooled and then given lukewarm. 2016-01-29 12:13:15
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You may give around 4-8 ounces of water in a day. 2016-01-29 12:13:44
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