4 months old baby

Question: Hi my baby boy is 4 month and 6 days old and my family doctor suggest me to start solid food.could you please give me advise and which food should i gave to him? Thanks

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Answer: Hi, it's better to not start solid foods until the baby is 5 months old. The baby's digestive system cannot digest solids at this stage. Just stick to breast milk or formula. Even then you should give solids only if the child is strong enough to hold his head by himself, sit upright with some support, weighs at least 5.5 kilos and shows interest in what you are eating. If he's doing all of this, you can start with finely mashed sweet potatoes, apple, banana purees and cerelac.
Answer: U must not start solid food before six months as baby's digestive system is not that strong before that. After six months u can give two or three spoons of fruit juice, one spoon of pureed banana or one spoon of pureed boiled carrot,little bit of daal ka pani. After eight months u can increase the quantity and also can give halwa, egg yolk, mashed Khichdi or dalia.
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