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Importance of starting complimentary foods at 6 months

Dr. Shipra Mathur - Paediatrician


Jun 28, 2018 | 3 : 00 PM to 4 : 00 PM

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Breastfeed is the best nutrition for a baby till s/he turns 1 year old. However, in case you are not able to breastfeed your baby you can look forward to suitable alternatives that are tummy friendly for your baby and provide growth promoting nutrients, protection and overall growth, ensuring that your child is happy! 



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My son is in his 10th month,, what i can give him as an alternative for bm? he is in ebf now... how....

My son is in his 10th month,, what i can give him as an alternative for bm? he is in ebf now... how many times in a day i can offer solid to him?

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hi, you can offer infant formula to him. By now he must be already on solid feeds..it can be 3 times a day as in breakfast , lunch and dinner. 2018-06-28 14:59:18
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how many times in a day should give solid food to 6 month old baby?

how many times in a day should give solid food to 6 month old baby?

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hi, you start with once a day at time that suits you and the baby. After a few weeks you can increase to twice a day. 2018-06-28 15:02:50
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wat r the alternative foods that can be given fr 6 months old baby

wat r the alternative foods that can be given fr 6 months old baby

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hi, you can start with pureed apple/banana/pear or pureed vegetables like potato/carrots semolina/rice pudding etc 2018-06-28 15:06:46
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can i give all types of fruits and veggies to him... 2018-06-28 15:06:59
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avoid citrus fruits - banana/apple/pear seasonal vegetables 2018-06-28 15:07:35
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can i give vegetable soup.... i mean leafy vagetable 2018-06-28 16:25:23
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My kids r 6 months what is the best alternate for breastmilk. What food to give for them. Which is g....

My kids r 6 months what is the best alternate for breastmilk. What food to give for them. Which is good for them

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hi, you may give infant formula feed as an alternative to breast milk as it is fortified with vitamins and minerals. food - start with pureed fruits like banana/apple/pear, vegetables like potato/carrots. Rice pudding, sooji or semolina , daal 2018-06-28 15:10:29
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what is the ideal weight of 6.5 months old baby girl... my daughter is 6.5 months old now and her we....

what is the ideal weight of 6.5 months old baby girl... my daughter is 6.5 months old now and her weight is 6.4 kg is it normal?

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hi, it depend what her birth weight was. 2018-06-28 15:12:49
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most baby girls of this age would weigh around 7.5 kgs as per WHO 2018-06-28 15:13:47
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take care 2018-06-28 15:14:55
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my baby will be 5 months next month and I need to join my duty next month .. what do I feed my baby....

my baby will be 5 months next month and I need to join my duty next month .. what do I feed my baby in my absence . he is exclusively on breast milk at present.

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HI anamika, express your milk and keep as breast milk is still the best for them. Supplement with formula feeds as needed. 2018-06-28 15:17:15
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since i am not breastfeeding my baby,,,i would like to know how can I supplement him after 6 months....

since i am not breastfeeding my baby,,,i would like to know how can I supplement him after 6 months . He is 4 months old now

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hi, at 6 months you can continue with the formula milk and also introduce solid foods. start with once a day feeds of pured fruits and vegetables like pear/apple/banana/potato/carror...rice kheer, lentil soup. 2018-06-28 15:20:16
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my daughter is 4 month old at the end of 3rd month her weight was 4.6 and her birth weight was 2.9.....

my daughter is 4 month old at the end of 3rd month her weight was 4.6 and her birth weight was 2.9. I am bf her she looks very thin even she was hungry she will never cry for milk she always want to play i must give her forcefully but she will be active # Is she gaining weight correctly. # How much milk must i give her # How to know how much she is drinking through bf

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hi , she should be gaining about 900 gms a months..so should have gained a bit more by now. If not , then perhaps her milk intake is not adequate. weight gain is the best way to assess that. if breast milk is not being enough, you may have to supplement with formula feeds. 2018-06-28 15:26:36
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my daughter is 2 months old.. she's on ebf.. Pls suggest best complement for breast milk as I ve to....

my daughter is 2 months old.. she's on ebf.. Pls suggest best complement for breast milk as I ve to join my service in September

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hi, continue with ebm and start with an infant formula to complement . at 6 months, also introduce solid feeds. 2018-06-28 15:29:01
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my son is going to be 6months old after 10 days n on ebf wat doni give h if i going on some vacati....

my son is going to be 6months old after 10 days n on ebf wat doni give h if i going on some vacation for 2 days

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hi, you may give him an infant formula feed. Avoid cows milk at this stage. 2018-06-28 15:33:19
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I have twin babies their birth weight is like 1.920 and 2.250, now they are 9 months old their weigh....

I have twin babies their birth weight is like 1.920 and 2.250, now they are 9 months old their weight is 8.300,. 9.150 is that good and how many times I have to give solids ?

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yes , thats fine ! you may give them solids three times a day. 2018-06-28 15:35:38
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what would be the alternate for breastmilk between 6 months to 1 yr.

what would be the alternate for breastmilk between 6 months to 1 yr.

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hi, infant formula milk is recommended as it is fortified with minerals and vitamins, and is easier to digest compared to cows milk. 2018-06-28 15:36:52
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my son is 9 month and a week old he does not lyk any food previosly he use to eat everything bt now....

my son is 9 month and a week old he does not lyk any food previosly he use to eat everything bt now he wants only bm m a working women i come to him in between but in the evening the gap becums 3.5 hours sumtymes n how shall make him eat n his haemoglobin is also very low 11.6 Dr. suggested iron syrup v gave him but it leads to loose motion wat shall i do m very tensed n can i take anything so that it cud benifit him through bm n plz also tell the food i should give him n also the solid n bm gap..

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hi, you can give solids like apples/banana/rice dal etc three times a day now . if milk intake is becoming a problem, can try formula milk with him though the emphasis has to be on solids now. 2-3 hour gap is also enough depending on quantity of last feed. Give iron in divided dosed to minimise diarrhoea. 2018-06-28 15:40:20
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Tried mashed apple and banana.. she pukes :(

Tried mashed apple and banana.. she pukes :(

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no worries...you often have to try a few times before they take to it ! can give pear, mashed potato and carrots, rice based cereal etc 2018-06-28 15:41:57
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how to increase my daughter weight. She is 10 months her weight is 8kg.

how to increase my daughter weight. She is 10 months her weight is 8kg.

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hi, her weight is reasonable and not worryingly low. Focus on providing her enough nutrition through solids also apart from milk. 2018-06-28 15:43:44
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my 5 month old baby sucking thum continues i m worried pleas help me

my 5 month old baby sucking thum continues i m worried pleas help me

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hi, its a reflex activity and tends to decrease after 6 months anyway.. 2018-06-28 15:45:34
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hello doctor... my baby is 4montn old... i m giving only bf now... from 6 month and onwards what typ....

hello doctor... my baby is 4montn old... i m giving only bf now... from 6 month and onwards what type of food and how many times i ll give to my baby...

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hi, you start with once a day solid feeds - pureed banana/apple.pear etc . can give mashed veggies like potato, carrots etc and dal /rice /sooji kheer. Gradually increase the quantity and frequency to twice and then thrice a day. 2018-06-28 15:49:57
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My son is 4 years old he is very thin how he will become fat he will have milk eggs n proper food al....

My son is 4 years old he is very thin how he will become fat he will have milk eggs n proper food also doctor but he is thin please tell me the solution

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hi gayatri, if he is a healthy active boy then not much of a concern Consult your doctor and give energy rich foods, adequate amounts and encourage to play. 2018-06-28 15:52:10
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My baby is 7month old. I give him khichdi 2times and cerelac once. But now he don't like to eat beca....

My baby is 7month old. I give him khichdi 2times and cerelac once. But now he don't like to eat because it's going so monotonous .so kindly suggest me a diet chart for him..

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hi ananya , you can give him mor eofa variety ..add fruits like pear, apple banana. consult the parentune diet services for a chart. 2018-06-28 15:53:32
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how to increase my daughter weight.she is 7month old year and her weight is 6kg. plz suggest anythin....

how to increase my daughter weight.she is 7month old year and her weight is 6kg. plz suggest anything...

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hi, make sure her milk intake is adequate. Breast and formula as needed. Start solid foods once to twice a day -apples/banana/pear /potato /rice in pureed form. 2018-06-28 15:55:00
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my baby is 6months old. i want to give him solid food, which is good thing to start with?

my baby is 6months old. i want to give him solid food, which is good thing to start with?

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hi, start with pureed banana, apple, pear. potaot, carrots rice suji kheer etc. 2018-06-28 15:55:59
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hi my son is not gaining much weight.he is 9months old and is weighing around 8.5kgs. what are the f....

hi my son is not gaining much weight.he is 9months old and is weighing around 8.5kgs. what are the foods to be given fir him to gain weight.

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hi , his weight is reasonable though it does depend on what his birth weight was and the gain since. By now, his solids can be three times a day and include rice cereal, banana, dal rice etc in his feeds. 2018-06-28 16:11:55
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my baby girl.is 6 months old, she is having motion which is somewhat geenush in color, is that becau....

my baby girl.is 6 months old, she is having motion which is somewhat geenush in color, is that because of cold. what should i do for her mild cold.

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Greenish motions are common and not a worry unless very loose and with blood/fever etc. Use nasal saline drops if the nose is blocked. 2018-06-28 20:01:09
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my son is 7 months suggest the food

my son is 7 months suggest the food

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start with weaning foods like banana, apple, pear, carrots, potato rice , dal suji kheer etc. once to twice a day. 2018-06-28 20:01:33
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What should be the first solid food for my 6mnth baby?

What should be the first solid food for my 6mnth baby?

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It may be banana pureed or apple/pear. you can also give rice cereal, daal soup . 2018-06-28 20:01:57
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Throws up everything i give.. stays only on breastmilk which is not enough.. what do i do dr?

Throws up everything i give.. stays only on breastmilk which is not enough.. what do i do dr?

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hi , how old is your baby...? Try with a different food for sometime, its not uncommon in the beginning. 2018-06-28 20:02:44
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what food should be given to 8 month old baby?

what food should be given to 8 month old baby?

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hi, you can give Mashed or minced food now. Be sure to include some lumps. starchy foods such as khichdi, suji upma, suji kheer, porridge . .can be given. Give two to three servings a day of starchy foods. Dairy products, such as paneer, yoghurt and cheese. vegetables - potato/carrots/ lauki etc may be given mashed. 2018-06-28 20:03:42
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my baby is 4 month old her stool is green in color. it is dangerous .what is the cause of green st....

my baby is 4 month old her stool is green in color. it is dangerous .what is the cause of green stool.she brest feed milk take.

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hi, green stool is not a worry and is common. Please feed as before - frequently and adequately. 2018-06-28 20:04:02
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My son is 5 months old. He is taking one time formula and remaining time depends on mother's milk.....

My son is 5 months old. He is taking one time formula and remaining time depends on mother's milk. He is also taking iron supplements. His birth weight was 2.5kg and current weight is 5.6kg. His stool is dark green in colour. 1. Is weight is ok? 2. Is this serious issue in stool color? Please suggest..

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yes, his weight is ok given the birth weight. Green color stool is not a worry unless very watery . Iron can also make the stool darker. Make sure you feed him frequently and adequately. 2018-06-28 20:04:23
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My daughter is 4 months 9 days old. my question is can i start semi solid food for her? or suggest m....

My daughter is 4 months 9 days old. my question is can i start semi solid food for her? or suggest me some semi solid food.

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Early now as solid feeds to be introduced at 6 months of age. 2018-06-28 20:05:25
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My daughter was enter her 6th month and she cravea for solid food. I as a parent not very keen on st....

My daughter was enter her 6th month and she cravea for solid food. I as a parent not very keen on starting with cerelac. Should i give her barley or is their any other nutritious diet.

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hi, you should certainly start her home made foods only as in with with pureed banana/apple/potato carrot, suji kheer, porridge etc. You could read our blog on the website for detailed information. 2018-06-28 20:05:40
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i daughter is 5 month old...how to increase her weight?

i daughter is 5 month old...how to increase her weight?

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hi, please make sure she is fed milk adequately as weight gain is dependent on it at this stage. Breast milk is best , supplement with formula if needed. 2018-06-28 20:06:02
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my baby completed 5 month yesterday. what food i gv to her ???

my baby completed 5 month yesterday. what food i gv to her ???

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hi, it is recommended to start solids at 6 months.. 2018-06-28 20:06:44
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my son age is 8+.not so healthy.I m worried.did I giving the right food or not?please suggest me a f....

my son age is 8+.not so healthy.I m worried.did I giving the right food or not?please suggest me a food chart for my baby.

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hi, you can see a dietician who can assess his current intake and advise accordingly. Take care ! 2018-06-28 20:07:01
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my daughter is 3 and half months old ,as i am suffering from severe acid reflux with cough n feeling....

my daughter is 3 and half months old ,as i am suffering from severe acid reflux with cough n feeling weak because of less eating ,i want to give powdered milk in day time ..is that fine ?

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Yes, its fine to do so. You can express milk also and give. 2018-06-28 20:07:23
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hi. my son is currently 11th month. His weight is only 8.2 kgs. please give us some tips to increase....

hi. my son is currently 11th month. His weight is only 8.2 kgs. please give us some tips to increase his weight.

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Hi, you can add more energy rich foods to his diet. Besides porridge, kheer and khichdi you can start with chapatti mashed with dal/chicken soup/scrambled egg. You can also give idli/rice with a spoon of butter/ghee. Sometimes, halwa of atta/suji can also be given. Instead of giving plain fruits you can give fruit yogurt, fruit in kheer, custards, fruit smoothie . Vegetables can be added to parantha, dosa, khichri, soups or to other vegetables. Eggs can be given as scrambled with milk and can be added to soup. Full-fat milk-based puddings like rice kheer/dates and raisins (cooked and mashed) custard/vermicelli kheer/gajar kheer can be given to the baby to push up his weight. 2018-06-28 20:07:48
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My baby is 10 months old. She does not sleep throughout night even if her tummy is full. Either she....

My baby is 10 months old. She does not sleep throughout night even if her tummy is full. Either she cries a lot or she is super active. What can i do? What might be the problem?

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Hi, does she sleep more in the day ? If she is uncomfortable then it may be digestion related...she may need to lie wit head end a bit raised to minimise reflux related discomfort. but if mostly active and happy, then not a concern. 2018-06-28 20:08:11
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what food should be given to 8 months baby

what food should be given to 8 months baby

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hi, at 8 months of age your baby should gradually move towards eating 3 meals a day. It will be a mixture of soft finger foods, and mashed or chopped foods.The diet should consist of a variety of fruit and vegetables like banana apple pear , mashed vegetables like carrot, gourd etc. Also rice, potatoes and other starchy foods, sooji halwa etc may be given. Can add eggs, chicken soup and other non-dairy sources of protein apart from milk and dairy products 2018-06-28 20:08:31
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I'm interested to know whether breast feeding a 11 months completed baby affect the next baby in wom....

I'm interested to know whether breast feeding a 11 months completed baby affect the next baby in womb? Why do doctors suggest stop breast feeding if pregnant. A11 month old can't sleep on it's own during day naps as well in the nights with do much wakings even for comfort. How to handle this situation? Caring the first baby as well upcoming baby.

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hi, actually as long you are on a healthy balanced diet its safe to continue breast feeding even when you are pregnant. 2018-06-28 20:08:47
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hi my baby is 7.5months old can baby get any rash due to gas or stomach infection.. my baby is no....

hi my baby is 7.5months old can baby get any rash due to gas or stomach infection.. my baby is not drinking milk.i am giving nestum rice mixed with formula..my baby is on formula by his first day. iam giving carrot rice, banana,stemed apple,nestum rice and farex per a day. please advise how to make sure him to drink milk..

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HI, as you are doing introduce milk in his solid food too as in porridges/ halwa/ purees. use milk to make them sloppier. in the meantime, continue to offer a milk drink when hungry in between. Rash can occur with dry skin and several other unrelated causes too. 2018-06-28 20:09:04
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my son is 5th month completed. he is on breastfeeding till now. can i start ragi semi solid now? als....

my son is 5th month completed. he is on breastfeeding till now. can i start ragi semi solid now? also can i give him nandini milk once in a day?

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At 6 month s you can start with solids. Ragi porridge may be used. infant formula as breast milk substitute instead of cows milk at this age. 2018-06-28 20:09:26
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plz suggest something for my making my baby skin fair....

plz suggest something for my making my baby skin fair....

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hi, moisturise the skin well and keep the baby well nourished..that should be enough at this age ! 2018-06-28 20:09:43
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my baby is 9 months and how many times should i give food to eat in a day, and in how much quantity

my baby is 9 months and how many times should i give food to eat in a day, and in how much quantity

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hi, you can give a proper solid feed - upto one bowl of rice/dal, khichdi, mashed vegetables etc three times a day . lao offer snack in the form of fruit/juice/soup in between. 2018-06-28 20:10:00
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my kid is 9month old and still having one small spoon of rice for his meal. how to increase that? pl....

my kid is 9month old and still having one small spoon of rice for his meal. how to increase that? please advise.

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hi, you will need to try different foods ...can add dal , curd, mashed vegetables on their own or with rice. AT 9 months, he can have some finger foods- potato/banana , paranthas, also chicken soup, egg if you are non vegetarians. 2018-06-28 20:10:14
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can i give other milk to give my 10 month old baby he take breatfeed yet

can i give other milk to give my 10 month old baby he take breatfeed yet

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yes, you can give formula milk . 2018-06-28 20:10:29
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i have 6.5 Months baby girl. i have to resume wirk next month. i have started her top feed like grin....

i have 6.5 Months baby girl. i have to resume wirk next month. i have started her top feed like grinded mixture of daal/ rice, daal pani n nan pro formula milk. she has accepted bottle feed but not satisfactory. inspite of her top feeds, she requires BF and only then she sleeps. what can be done for the same in my absence once i am back at work?

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hi, you can express milk and keep . other than that, dont worry as she will adapt to sleeping without you also..make sure she is adequately fed in the day. 2018-06-28 20:10:44
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my baby is 5.5 months old and he is fully on breastfeed ..his weight is 7.5 kg is that normal ? if y....

my baby is 5.5 months old and he is fully on breastfeed ..his weight is 7.5 kg is that normal ? if yes should i start other food after 6 months ? what type os food can i start ?

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yes, the weight seems fine. start solids at 6 months - daal paani, pureed banana/apple/pear, potatoes carrots, rice porridge and semolina with milk. 2018-06-28 20:11:19
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What should be the avg weight of 6 months old boy?

What should be the avg weight of 6 months old boy?

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About 8 kgs though it depends on their own birth weight for each baby. 2018-06-28 20:11:32
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hi doctor my baby is 8.5 months old..and her weight is now 7 kg. she is premature.. is her weight no....

hi doctor my baby is 8.5 months old..and her weight is now 7 kg. she is premature.. is her weight normal? what foods should i give to increase her weight?

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hi, you haven't written in her birth weight as for a premature baby, it may be fine. Generally babies should have doubled their birth wt by 5 months. For increasing weight you can add more energy rich foods to her diet. Besides porridge, kheer and khichdi you can start with chapatti mashed with dal/chicken soup/scrambled egg. You can also give idli/rice with a spoon of butter/ghee. Sometimes, halwa of atta/suji can also be given. Instead of giving plain fruits you can give fruit yogurt, fruit in kheer, custards, fruit smoothie . Vegetables can be added to parantha, dosa, khichri, soups or to other vegetables. Eggs can be given as scrambled with milk and can be added to soup. 2018-06-28 20:11:46
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my baby is not 8 months old can i start paneer n chicken soup ?

my baby is not 8 months old can i start paneer n chicken soup ?

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Hi, usually started once 8 months ..however chicken soup may be given earlier. if seems interested and is tolerating them fine , can be given in small quantities . 2018-06-28 20:12:33
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My son is 6 months old. How much quantity of pureed fruits /veggies should I feed him and in what in....

My son is 6 months old. How much quantity of pureed fruits /veggies should I feed him and in what intervals.. Is there any food chart available which can be followed on regular basis

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hi, initially you start once a day and then increase to twice a day, in the beginning the baby may take only a couple of spoonfulls to a quarter of a regular bowl. keep the consistency sloppy. Parentune website will have food chart service. 2018-06-28 20:13:09
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my baby is now 11 month. I give him moog khichdi paste 2 times at 11 o'clock in the morning and re....

my baby is now 11 month. I give him moog khichdi paste 2 times at 11 o'clock in the morning and repeat it again around 2.30 o'clock in the noon. is it appropriate?

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hi, its fine though you could vary the diet now by giving vegetable mash, parantha, cereal like ragi/porridge, sooji kheer , fruit yogurt the second time round. Introduce lumpy food now. 2018-06-28 20:13:27
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My son is 4 month now, he doesnt poop daily. every 1.5 days i use suppository to pass stool(advised....

My son is 4 month now, he doesnt poop daily. every 1.5 days i use suppository to pass stool(advised by Dr.). he is exclusively on BM. when i use suppositories his stool is not constipated, more of liquid. Im concerned what if he gets used to suppository and doesnt poop on his own. Or should i wait for him to poop ?? How long should i wait ??

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hi, if he is not uncomfortable you can wait for longer ...even upto 4-5 days. 2018-06-28 20:13:40
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My daughter is 4 months and she is on breastfeed. I am getting cold frequently, twice in a month. Wh....

My daughter is 4 months and she is on breastfeed. I am getting cold frequently, twice in a month. What to do so that she is not affected. If I am taking some home remedies loose motions starts for her

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hi, if these are allergic episodes than she will not be infected. Yes, viral colds can affect her too. Keep yourself well nourished and practise basic hygiene to keep her safe. 2018-06-28 20:13:55
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hello dr..my son is a year old now..he is not eating anything from one month..he is hardlybeating an....

hello dr..my son is a year old now..he is not eating anything from one month..he is hardlybeating anything. .plz suggest.also he is always ill with something..plz help me..

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hi Sameera, please get him examined by your local paediatrician a she may need some tests or supplementation with iron/vitamin D etc. 2018-06-28 20:14:09
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hi my daughter is 7months old and she doesn't like anything to eat,i tried so many things,but whenev....

hi my daughter is 7months old and she doesn't like anything to eat,i tried so many things,but whenever she look at the spoon she started crying dr. pls help now wht to do?

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hi, you may try finger foods with her like soft banana/potato is she is ok with consistency. let her hold the spoon and feel the texture of the food ...see if it helps. Eat along side her to encourage. 2018-06-28 20:14:28
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my baby is 3 months old after completing 3 month shall i give supplymentary feed for my baby includi....

my baby is 3 months old after completing 3 month shall i give supplymentary feed for my baby including mothers milk because i am working women. what type of feeding given to my baby??

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hi, you give her your feed as breast milk is best for them If not adequate , then you may need to give formula milk too. Introduce solids at 6 months. 2018-06-28 20:14:44
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Which formula milk to be used for them. Is NESTLE cerlac good for them

Which formula milk to be used for them. Is NESTLE cerlac good for them

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yes, its fine to do so. Most infants formulae are appropriately fortified with vitamins and minerals aid growth. 2018-06-28 20:14:56
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my daughter has compltd 6 months.i m givng dal paani soup and aople puree nd rice cerelac.wat else....

my daughter has compltd 6 months.i m givng dal paani soup and aople puree nd rice cerelac.wat else can i start

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hi, you may also give pureed and soft cooked fruit and vegetables – such as potato, sweet potato, carrot, apple or pear . Banana made sloppy with milk, suji and milk, rice and dal, mashed khichdi , porridge are other options. 2018-06-28 20:15:15
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my baby is 22 days old and doesnt breast feed. i pump and give her but what are the other alternativ....

my baby is 22 days old and doesnt breast feed. i pump and give her but what are the other alternatives available since after a point i feel like giving top feed but sometimes she vomit with top feed. i am using nan pro excella

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hi, continue trying for breast feeds and certainly give her expressed breast milk as that is best for the baby. Meet a lactation nurse if latching to breast is an issue. During this time, if needed give infant formula stage 1. 2018-06-28 15:31:57
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Hi Doctor! My boy is 10 months old now and he is 8 kgs. He is a preterm baby(34weeks) 1.7 kgs birth....

Hi Doctor! My boy is 10 months old now and he is 8 kgs. He is a preterm baby(34weeks) 1.7 kgs birth weight. Is his current weight normal?

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hi, yes its fine! 2018-06-28 20:15:33
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Hi, My baby is 6 month old....can i give her luke warm water daily in morning?

Hi, My baby is 6 month old....can i give her luke warm water daily in morning?

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hi, you can give water in a small amount after the solid feeds. 2018-06-28 20:15:59
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hii my son is 11 month he is not taking solid food ..he only take liquid form food am giving him ric....

hii my son is 11 month he is not taking solid food ..he only take liquid form food am giving him rice and chapathi in grind form is it. ok? please suggest me how to intruduse solid to baby

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hi , some babies do take longer . continue to introduce coarser food to him , let him feel the texture of food too and encourage to eat. if the tendency persists and there is no improvement over the next few months , please get him reviewed by your doctor at next visit. 2018-06-28 20:16:22
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suggest me d food chart for d rainy season dor my 10th month baby

suggest me d food chart for d rainy season dor my 10th month baby

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hi, there is not much difference in food for the rainy season..you will find information on food charts for this age on the parentune website . Take care, 2018-06-28 20:16:39
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my baby is 4 month's old. now can i start nestum or cerelac

my baby is 4 month's old. now can i start nestum or cerelac

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hi, it is recommended to do so at 6 months unless there are weight /milk allergy etc type concerns. 2018-06-28 20:16:53
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my baby is 4 month's old. now can i start nestum or cerelac

my baby is 4 month's old. now can i start nestum or cerelac

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hi, it is recommended to do so at 6 months unless there are weight /milk allergy etc type concerns. 2018-06-28 20:17:13
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Hi... my baby is 4months old, entered 5th month.. i dont have sufficient milk to my baby so giving f....

Hi... my baby is 4months old, entered 5th month.. i dont have sufficient milk to my baby so giving fotmula feed...can i feed my baby with any other alternatives like banana, apple, papaya ??? can u suggest the food to my baby

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hi, its fine to give formula feed to supplement your breast milk. Solid foods are usually started at 6 months as the baby's digestive system is ready for it then. start with dal paani, mashed banana, apple puree, rice based cereal - of pureed/sloppy consistency. 2018-06-28 20:17:29
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wht can i give to my child, i,e complementary food

wht can i give to my child, i,e complementary food

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Continue with breast feeds and if needed, add formula feed to fullfil requirement. Introduce solid feeds such as purées of vegetables like carrots , pumpkin potato , sweet potato , sponge gourd (tori) and purees of fruits, such as ripe cooked apple , pear, or mashed banana . Daal pani, suji with milk, rice based cereals can be given. 2018-06-28 20:17:51
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hello mam. My baby is 2months +. My queation is when i feed him and he takes the burp..he vomits all....

hello mam. My baby is 2months +. My queation is when i feed him and he takes the burp..he vomits all the feed as it is...but he does this only in the morning and after noon feed...in the evening the frequency of vomit reduces...what should i do...? plz help

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hi , some amount of possetting is common. Keep him upright for longer after feeds . If his weight gain is adequate, is not so worrying and should settle as he grows. 2018-06-28 15:47:39
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Hi my baby is eight months old...can I strt giving her curd??... From when I Cn give her packet milk....

Hi my baby is eight months old...can I strt giving her curd??... From when I Cn give her packet milk apart from bf

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HI Glory, yes you can start curd. Formula milk is preferred to cows milk as a whole drink till a year of age as it is rich in iron and vitamins and is easier to digest. 2018-06-28 20:18:18
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my son is 3 months old.. may i know when can i start to feed solid foods.. and also please suggest s....

my son is 3 months old.. may i know when can i start to feed solid foods.. and also please suggest some healthy solids foods...

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Solid feeds can start at 6 months of age. with purées of vegetables like carrots , pumpkin potato , sweet potato , sponge gourd (tori) and purees of fruits, such as ripe cooked apple , pear, or mashed banana . Daal pani, suji with milk, rice based cereals can also be given. 2018-06-28 20:18:42
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can i introduce him evn buffalo milk after giving breast milk

can i introduce him evn buffalo milk after giving breast milk

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Not before 1 year of age. 2018-06-28 20:18:57
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my son is 5month 6 days old.he take breastfeeding for only 2-3 minutes. vil that be enough,i try to....

my son is 5month 6 days old.he take breastfeeding for only 2-3 minutes. vil that be enough,i try to give formula milk but he never drinks.kindly let me know solution for this

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If he is satisfied and sleeps well, and more importantly gaining weight then the breast milk is sufficient. if not , you will have to persist with supplementing infant formula milk . 2018-06-28 20:19:16
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my 3 month old constantly puts his fingers in his mouth his gums r getting stronger should I use a t....

my 3 month old constantly puts his fingers in his mouth his gums r getting stronger should I use a theter to help in relieve of the pain on itching in the gums

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it is also a new skill that babies learn and may not be due to discomfort only. They stop doing it on their own after some time. If you think he is particularly uncomfortable, you may use a teething gel/ consult your doctor who can examine and confirm the need. Recommended to avoid teethers. 2018-06-28 20:19:46
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my 8months baby is not accepting FM. As of now he is on ebf. i need to join back office in sep and....

my 8months baby is not accepting FM. As of now he is on ebf. i need to join back office in sep and also my supply is low these days.He has habit of nurse to sleep also.please suggest me any alternative for these two .

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hi anusha, you can offer solids more frequently and add milk to his solids as in porridge/kheer and make them more filling. keep up with the breast milk , put him to breast when you can to keep the reflex going and continue trying with formula too. 2018-06-28 16:08:52
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Should fruits not be given after 6pm? Sweetlime juice if sour after putting sugar does it impact her....

Should fruits not be given after 6pm? Sweetlime juice if sour after putting sugar does it impact her coughing

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fruits should be avoided during evening. the temp should be mild to avoid cough or cold 2018-06-28 20:21:07
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hi my son is 7months old. I have started with purees n khicdi. now wana introduce Ragi porridge (sa....

hi my son is 7months old. I have started with purees n khicdi. now wana introduce Ragi porridge (sattu mavu i.e sprouted ) n cereals added together. my doubt is dat Is ragi suitable in all the seasons?? as few says ragi is cold. As ill b moving to himachal , pls suggest

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hi, its fine to give ragi in winters too, not a worry. 2018-06-28 20:00:35
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my baby is 7 months old. he was on bf along with fm for 2 months and thereafter only fm Nanpro as he....

my baby is 7 months old. he was on bf along with fm for 2 months and thereafter only fm Nanpro as he had tongue tie and was released. now what all should i feed him so that he gets enough nutrition Nd in what quantity?

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Try to resume breast feeds or express if possible. Continue with formula feed and start solids such as banana/apple pureed , potato/carrots/suji porridge etc one to two times a day. 2018-06-28 20:05:03
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my baby is in end of 5 month . i am giving health mix which is prepared in home with collection of 5....

my baby is in end of 5 month . i am giving health mix which is prepared in home with collection of 5 cereals(make its as sprouts and fry then ground it) . He goes motion as tight with difficult. So i stopped. can i continue ?

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hi, usually we introduce solids at 6 months. when you restart, you may give a small amount of cooled boiled water after the food - this should help with the motion too. 2018-06-28 20:11:01

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