Question: Hello Doctor! What solid food can be introduced at this age?
Answer: Hello, I'm happy to help. Here are a few foods that you can give your 5 month old: You have to give breast feed plus Breastmillk plus Rice Cereal. Oatmeal Cereal. Barley Cereal. Apples. Avocado. Baked Apples. Dal water. Generally solid foods should be introduced only after 6 months. Please consult your pediatrician before feeding any of these foods to your baby. Take care.
Question: My baby is 6 months n 10 days old what should b the first solid food to be given to him n what quantity
Answer: Hi. Start with fruit pureed, as it’s easy to digest. Mashed bananaStewed apple Well steamed and pureed vegetables like carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin , beans, Pulse soup (moong dal ka pani)Rice Water (Chawal ka pani) Homemade single-grain cereals like rice, barley, oats mixed with breastmilk or formula milkSteamed and pureed fruits like pear, avocado, peach, chikoo.You can try the homemade vegetable soup for your baby. Pureed vegetables (sweet potatoes, squash),Pureed fruit (apples, bananas, peaches),Semi-liquid, iron-fortified cereal, Small amounts of unsweetened yogurt (no cow's milk until age 1). Always follow 3 days-wait-rule. That means you must keep a gap of 3 days between two new foods. This is the best way to check food allergies in babies. Stop feeding that particular food in case of food allergy. Don’t add breastmilk or formula milk during cooking, it should not be heated directly on the flame. Add breast milk or formula milk once the food is ready to eat for your baby. Baby food must be soft, properly cooked and easy to chew. Start with a very small quantity of 1 spoon and slowly increase the portion. Weaning food must be a single grain food.Always feed freshly cooked food to your baby. Do not add salt, sugar, honey to your baby’s food till baby is 1 year of age. Good luck.
Question: Hi, what should be the quantity of food a 9+ months old baby should eat at each meal time?
Answer: Hello! Ideally you can give a small bowl of porridge or khidchi or anything. But please do not force the baby as appetite varies from baby to baby. Let the baby have food as much as the baby wants to have. Take care