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7 baby weaning hacks

Ruchira Chandra
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7 baby weaning hacks

This transition from breastmilk to top feed is known as baby weaning. Weaning may start when the baby is around 6 months old, or even when the baby is entering his or her seventh month. If you're working towards weaning your child off from your feed to top feed, then this blog is for you. In this blog, proparent Ruchira Chandra answers: 1) How and when should you wean your baby? 2) What are the initial weaning foods? and other hacks, that will serve as a handy guide to baby weaning. Read on...


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Essy Cherian

| Aug 17, 2017

My son has completed five months and I have started weaning him a few days back. ragi or banana porridge once in a day cooked in buffalo milk and water. Dal soup or rice water as the second feed. I let him explore his meal which makes it a fun activity. It's messy but it's worth .Plan to introduce fruits after two days.

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Rimjhim Gupta

| Aug 16, 2017

My baby is 4 n half month old, after completion of 6month with how much quantity and at what interval I should start weaning her

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Rajani Srivastava

| Aug 16, 2017

My baby is 5 month and 7 days old.. can i start it... and should i start with dal ka pani or with fruits... pls tell me

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Deepti George

| Aug 14, 2017

Hi all mommies I am mother of 6and half months old baby. Two months before, it was really a nightmare for me how to start and what to start for weaning. As only one month was left for completing my maternity leave, everyone started suggesting me start weaning. So I decided to train my baby with only weaning foods from morning 9 till evening 5, thats my job time. So I started with ragi porridge which is very rich in iron and banana porridge in 2 or 3 hrs frequency. She took it nicely. I joined back my job after 1 month, leaving her at daycare with all these food. She's adjusting well and I am able to feed her evening, night and morning before leaving. Hope this message will help those mothers who are uncertain about returning to their job after long 6 months maternity leave.

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Meera Totade

| Aug 13, 2017

My baby girl s going to complete 6 months on 15th Aug. Started trying to give her top feed 15 days ago. Tried cow s milk n formula milk. Bur she refused both. Gave my son ( who s 8 yrs) same top feed... it worked with him perfectly at that time. But my daughter is not ready for this I guess. Wt to do??

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Preety Vivek Naroia

| Aug 11, 2017

hii.. as my daughter will be completed 6 month on 24 august ..can i start dis process now...

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Leena Chris

| Aug 10, 2017

Hi, As my son completes 6months,Just a week before I started to introduce him new food which is with rice kanji.. on first day he took it on interest.. then gradually decreased his interest and I also noticed that he wants milk from me. After reading your blog i understood many things on this weaning process. Thank you so much, it's really useful.

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Agadi Rohini

| Jul 24, 2017

my baby doesn't like banana what to do?

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ruchira chandra

| Jul 15, 2017

hi Laxmi... Appetite issue... no... i would welcome you to the second level where the baby becomes a fussy eater :) i would recommend to read the blog in indianmomsconnect title 'The friendship between a toddler and his food'. Hope it helps. Happy Parenting

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ruchira chandra

| Jul 15, 2017

Hi Shagufta. Cow's milk is not recommended until the baby is atleast 12 months old. till then all the required nutrients can be given by the breastfed milk and other food introductions that are given time to time. Happy Parenting

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ruchira chandra

| Jul 15, 2017

Hi Dipti Every baby develops in their own pace. Generally babies sit independently between ages of 4 months - 7 months. Don't rush it. enjoy the stages of head up, rolling, trying to balance. Cuteness overloaded at every stages. :) Happy Parenting

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ruchira chandra

| Jul 15, 2017

hi Priyangana. if your kid is not liking the taste of one food give her a little time to adapt to a new one. Is there a problem - my answer No. Her taste is still developing. Introduction of one food at a time is very important. Start the food at the purest pureed form. hope the blog helps the same.

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Laxmi Devi

| Jul 11, 2017

my 11months old baby is so fussy, whatevr I give him he nvr likes.. I hav tried fruit puree, veggis, cerelac.. he always hav to cry !! I m really scared if he have some appetite issue!! pls help.

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Girija Kandregula

| Jun 16, 2017

My baby, 11mnths old. What type of food should we give to her

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BANDANA Kumari

| Jun 15, 2017

thx mam it's really help ful

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Tanu Jaiswal

| Jun 14, 2017

thanks mam

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Shagufta Hashmi

| Jun 13, 2017

my daughter is 6 months .i started weaning.. she eats almost everything given but in less quantity.. she is on breastfeeding.. can I start cow's milk​?

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Hemlata Gurawalia

| Jun 13, 2017

thanx... it may very helpful for me.

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dipti Gakhar

| Jun 12, 2017

hi my baby is now 4 and half months old, can you tell me when will he start sitting

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priyangana gaikwad

| Jun 11, 2017

hi my daughter is five and a half months, she had daal water and nachni two weeks each, but now she does not want to have . Is there any problem?how to start the other variant of food?

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ruchira chandra

| May 31, 2017

i am glad i could be helpful :)

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Tapati Ghosh Barma

| Apr 20, 2017

tq so muc ithis info r vry hlp ful

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Jenu Kodi

| Apr 14, 2017

my baby is complete his 10 th month, but he doesn't like to eat any taste how can I start his winning

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Ashalatha

| Apr 12, 2017

it helped me lot thank u

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Anettjaiffin

| Apr 11, 2017

thanku for a very good information

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Monika Hirendra Chauhan

| Apr 06, 2017

Thanks that is very helpful

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Manju Shree

| Apr 03, 2017

good information

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G Naga Sindhuri

| Apr 02, 2017

Thank u so much .................. very useful information

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rajeshwari ganesh

| Apr 01, 2017

very useful thq u so much

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Pramila aghav

| Apr 01, 2017

useful blog.

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Schenelle mayne

| Mar 28, 2017

whteva i giv my 7 months old.. i puree everything in d grinder.. even khichri.. is it ok? coz she seems to eat only 2-3 spoons if i dnt puree it.. whereas d puree she eats 10 -11 spoons.. can u suggest sum foods dat she wudnt choke on n take down easily

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Divya Ganesan

| Mar 27, 2017

Very useful blog.. Thx a lot

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rajan tiwari

| Mar 27, 2017

nice blog

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Deepika Rathi

| Mar 27, 2017

mam wat type of food I Shud give to my 10 Mon baby

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supriya

| Mar 26, 2017

thank you its very useful for me

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Richa Agrawal

| Mar 25, 2017

thanku so much ...i was worried about my baby for food...

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Farha Khan

| Mar 22, 2017

thanks it's very informative....

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Dipti Chaudhry

| Mar 19, 2017

very useful information for me

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Zara Ahmed

| Mar 19, 2017

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Zara Ahmed

| Mar 19, 2017

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| Mar 19, 2017

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Smitha

| Mar 19, 2017

my baby is 9months old. howmany hours of interval shud be there between brrakfast lunch n dinner.

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Sujal Sanjay Patel

| Mar 19, 2017

thanks for informatiin

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Unnati Rahul Naik

| Mar 19, 2017

thank u n good information to us

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mamatha sunil

| Mar 19, 2017

How to stop feeding at night....

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Amulya Sandeep

| Mar 10, 2017

Thank you

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Pallavi M Tanu

| Mar 09, 2017

thanks for the gud info

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Supriya

| Mar 09, 2017

thank u ruchira for giving clear info

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Deepika VG

| Mar 09, 2017

thank you

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Raina Chandka

| Jan 03, 2017

my son has entered 6th month. how many times in a day shud I top feed him? n if I shud gv more than one time then wat b d combination.

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Kinjal Desai

| Jan 03, 2017

priyanka u Can start with mashed fruits. specially start with Apple and papaya. but after giving check as it's shoots to ur baby or not. as papaya not shoots to my baby. other fruits juice & vegetables soups. M giving same my baby is also 5 months old. initially give in little bit then u can increase qualities.

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Priyanka

| Jan 03, 2017

hi... wat we can give to 5months old baby.. right now I m giving only breastfeed..

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Vinothini

| Jan 02, 2017

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Sarit Sahu

| Jan 02, 2017

Any solids should be started after the baby is 6 months old... so no egg yolk now.

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Kinjal Desai

| Jan 02, 2017

ok thanks. my baby is 5 months old so can I start egg yolk na????

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Kinjal Desai

| Jan 02, 2017

ok. Thanks. my baby is 5 months old. so I can start egg yolks na??

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Sarit Sahu

| Jan 02, 2017

Hi Kinjal... you can give egg yolk now. once your baby is a year old can give the whole egg. I normally feed the whole egg in the form of bhurji to my one year old.

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Kinjal Desai

| Jan 02, 2017

with mash fruit I m giving fruit juices 4-5 spoon. like pomegranate kiwi.

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Kinjal Desai

| Jan 02, 2017

From which months we can start giving eggs to baby??? in which form boiled or omelet ??? please reply soon.

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Twinkle Lalwani Sharma

| Dec 15, 2016

I'm losing weight. mine is normal delivery and post delivery my weight was 54 and now 45. help me out.

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Kinjal Desai

| Dec 08, 2016

hi. we are giving dal ka pani ( moong, tuvar) with little jeera powder. in beginning 2-3 spoon gradually u can increase qualities.

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Harini Borra

| Dec 01, 2016

Nice information

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Deeksha

| Dec 01, 2016

good writeup..

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Payal Singh

| Nov 26, 2016

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Gayathri Rao

| Nov 19, 2016

very useful information for the starters

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Arshiya

| Nov 19, 2016

Thankyou Sarit actually my little ones teeth vent errupt yet do I grind n give

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Vidya

| Nov 19, 2016

how to stop last feed of the day? My baby is 11 months old and still demand for breastfeed during night

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Sarit Sahu

| Nov 19, 2016

Hi Arshiya, I do blend the khichdi but leave it a bit coarse. As she is 10 months old and should be practicing to chew her food. Simply mashing it leaves bigger lumps which my daughter is unable to eat at times. if your can eat the mashed food then it would be great.

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Arshiya

| Nov 19, 2016

thkx Sarit , do you grind veg khichadi n give or just mashed it

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Sarit Sahu

| Nov 17, 2016

vegetable khichdi is a good weight gaining food for a 10 months old baby. I ensure that I add potato, peas, beans, papaya, pumpkin, carrots etc. into the khichdi. ragi malt, atta halwa where you can add banana or Apple puree for additional taste.

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Arshiya

| Nov 17, 2016

my baby is 10 month old what kind of vegetable and fruit puree can be given in how much quantity and what should be an ideal diet or I can say daily routine

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Preeti Verma

| Nov 17, 2016

hi.. my baby will turn 6 months in another week. I started banana puree for 2 days but he seems to be doing too much potty since then. Is he not able to digest or am I doing some mistake ?

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Swati Suren

| Nov 01, 2016

please suggest the quantity of food that can be given to a 6 to 9 month baby... I have introduce all the vegetables n fruits puree to my baby ...but not sure how much she should take .at times she just take quarter small cup or half a cup...

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Ayeesha Khanam

| Oct 18, 2016

good noon to all mummies my baby is 5. 5month old now.. shall I start any top feedings ... she will be sucking her fingers more than before any suggestions plz

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Seethalakshmi Mohan

| Oct 17, 2016

Thanks for your reply.. can I start with hill banana?

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ruchira chandra

| Oct 16, 2016

Hello Seethalakshmi. you could also make rice & moong daal kichidi. its light and filling. Slowly you could add vegetables like potato, carrots etc for adding nutritional values.

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Seethalakshmi Mohan

| Oct 16, 2016

Hi Ruchira, thanks for ur comment what type of Kichadi u mean.. we will prepare only sooji khichadi at home.. can I use hill banana

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Sudha

| Oct 16, 2016

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ruchira chandra

| Oct 16, 2016

Hello Seethalakshmi. you could start giving banana (mashed ), apple or pears (boiled and pureed), khicdi (fully mashed).

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ruchira chandra

| Oct 16, 2016

hello komal. Welcome to the next stage where the baby turns 'picky eaters'. Hope this blog helps http://www.indianmomsconnect.com/2016/10/04/the-friendship-of-toddler-food/

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ruchira chandra

| Oct 16, 2016

Hello Nidhi. At this stage more than the quantity it the habit of drinking or eating which is being developed for the baby. As a parent we have to introduce water and new food taking cue from the baby. You could offer her little sips of water after every meal. The most basic way to judge whether baby is taking enough water or not would be - If the baby is doing pee at regular intervals then everything is on right track. For the feeding intervals also it is your baby who is best judge. Broadly, at this age 3 meals a day and 3-4 milk feed is supported. Happy Parenting

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Seethalakshmi Mohan

| Oct 15, 2016

My baby is going to complete 5months as per dr advice we have started rice kanji after120 days.. Need to join office by next month.. he will take my feeding 3 to four times in morning and night.. Dr advised to give 3 time rice kanji (homemade) But he keep on cries after 2 hours of solid feed.. Can u pls suggest whether I can add any food other than kanji..

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Seethalakshmi Mohan

| Oct 15, 2016

My baby is going to complete 5months as per dr advice we have started rice kanji after120 days.. Need to join office by next month.. he will take my feeding 3 to four times in morning and night.. Dr advised to give 3 time rice kanji (homemade) But he keep on cries after 2 hours of solid feed.. Can u pls suggest whether I can add any food other than kanji..

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komal poddar

| Oct 14, 2016

hi.... my lo is 11 months n he yells during each feed... as soon as he sees d food bowl he runs away... I hav tried all different foods but all in vain ... hav to force him to eat during each feed... he doesn't like anything to enter his mouth not even fruit juices or soups.. plz help me so tat he enjoys his food

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nidhi panwar

| Oct 14, 2016

my baby is 8months. how many times should i serve her water?i give her banana in the morning around 11. afternoon khichdi around 2:30 and 5:30 apple and 9:30 dinner. is the gap ok?. is the feed right?

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ruchira chandra

| Oct 14, 2016

Eggs can be introduced to a 1 year old child. Egg is a great source of protein and vitamins that should added to be included. Just make sure that the egg is fully cooked. Never give raw or under-cooked egg to the child.

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ruchira chandra

| Oct 14, 2016

Hello Mounika. I know breastfeed is a emotional connect. Mostly it is seen that babies tend to cling on it and mothers try to start the weaning process. In this case your child has already initiated the journey of weaning. It is fine. If you still want to breast feed, you could pump out the breast milk. Give it in bottle or add it with banana and give. till the time the boy gets the needed nutrition it is fine.

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Mounika

| Oct 14, 2016

Hi..... my boy age 5 months.... I started solid food with banana and dal water.... he like it.... but gradually he reducing the breast milk.... I want to feed her till 1 year ..but he refusing milk.. what can I do to feed the milk

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Ritu Sethi

| Oct 13, 2016

my daughter is 2 year old... nd she dnt eat anything... only my feeding... she dnt like anything.. M so much worried for her.. wat to do.. how to do dnt kno... she dnt like any fruits .. anytime if she is in mood Like apple ... nd mong daal ....hates banana... dnt wan to eat anything.. plss suggest me guys how to handle this .. she wants my feeding all time.. n I dnt wan to give her feeding.

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Vandana Bahri

| Oct 13, 2016

egg may be avoided till one year .it could be allergic

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Sarit Sahu

| Oct 13, 2016

Hi Manweet, You may mix some breast milk with Apple or banana puree and feed the baby. I tried the same initially and later on did not mix any breast milk and baby was fine with it.

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preeti

| Oct 13, 2016

Hi Manweet, as solid are new to baby she will take time to accept solid so have patience, try cerelace, pear puree,mashed boiled potato, carrot puree.

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manweet kaur

| Oct 13, 2016

my baby girl is 6. 5months old. I have started giving her boiled apple as suggested by nearby Doc. bit she is not taking it. I have also started giving her dal water in d evening.... n from last two days parle G biscuit dipped in her formula milk. bit she is not eating any thing. I have to throw maximum of it. pls suggest what shall I do

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