Food and Nutrition

Top Feed and Cerelac for Babies

Sudha
0 to 1 years

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Updated on Jun 03, 2014

Hi  My baby has just completed six months, she is still not accepted Top feed and cerelac , Ragi anything for her feeds, i have just resumed my work and started giving her bottle feed 20 days back but still we need to force feed her , other than breast feed she is not ok with any other kind of food. im really concerned for her secondly since her stomach is not full thru out the day she doesn't sleep properly  also Any guidance ?

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Sirisha Kanukolanu

| Jun 05, 2014

And one more u just started bottle 20 days back my baby got used to botle after 3 months i started so it will take time becoz ur baby is used to ur milk

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Sirisha Kanukolanu

| Jun 05, 2014

And start with one spoon of mashed banana or aaple if ur baby like it then u increase the quantity gradually... notice ur baby after the food

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Sirisha Kanukolanu

| Jun 05, 2014

Hi sudha dnt forcefully feed ur baby if he is rejecting they know how much they need

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Sudha

| Jun 05, 2014

thanks Ankita and anurima

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Anurima

| Jun 03, 2014

Dear Sudha, it could take your baby longer to take to the bottle or she may not take it at all. You could try and gradually replace one feed with formula even when you are home. Let your husband or any other family member give your baby the bottle while you stay in another room. This works sometimes as your baby will know you are not around. Nursing is also for comfort so your baby will want to nurse and not take the bottle and especially so if you try to give her one. I agree with what Ankita has suggested with regards to solids. Introduce solids gradually. Start with pureed apples as most babies love that. To save on time, you may puree about 3 to 4 apples and freeze the puree in separate containers. Before feeding your baby, take one out and let it thaw. Have patience and follow your baby's cues. Do not force her with the bottle as she will start associating the bottle with a negative experience. Hope this helps.

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Ankita A Talwar

| Jun 03, 2014

Hi Sudha, you should check with your paediatrician about starting your baby on semi-solid foods. mostly by the age of 4-6 months, most docs start infants on mashed bananas, stewed apples/pears, boiled and mashed vegetables, etc. these help keep the child full for a longer duration. also, to start with gently introduce the formula feed. Express breast milk and give it to her through a bottle to maintain familiarity. then slowly you can get her to formula. hope these help.

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