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Question: Hi, my baby completed 6 months today. I want to start feeding her solid food. Please suggest me how to start and what will be the 1st meal.
Answer: Hello! Do not rush or try to force feed. This is something most important you need to remember.
Always make sure the baby is sitting straight on your lap or in a booster /high chair with proper support in the back. Food for the your baby should be without salt or sugar atleast till the age of 12 months, dont worry since your baby doesn't know the taste there will not be a problem.
Breastmilk is the primary food for your baby till 12 months and solids or semi solids are only to complement the milk.
These are the basic things which you should remember and also are important for both of your.
Now coming to the point of feeding your baby, if your baby is accepting only one spoon, be it one spoon only. If your baby is not at all accepting anything, then give a gap of few more days and then offer again. Be little patient and try different varieties of food. Let him take what ever he wants to. Don't put stress on finishing the food. Rather then focusing on quantity, focus on the quality of food. Start with apple puree, carrot smashes, orange juice, carrot and beetroot soups, moong dal smashed.
Once your baby is used to solids, Add or cook in ghee to increase calories. Once baby is 7 months, introduce him dry fruits in powder form.
Add little powder to his porridge and serve him.
Hopefully this has been helpful to you... Happy parenting.
Question: Hi my baby 4 months completed our dr said start soild food can i start
Answer: As long as your baby shows signs of readiness, your child's doctor may say you can start solids any time around 4 to 6 months. Until then, breast milk or formula provides all the calories and nourishment your baby needs – and can handle. Infants don't yet have the physical skills to swallow solid foods safely, and their digestive system simply isn't ready for solids until they're about 4 month old.
Your baby will give you clear signs when he's ready to move beyond a liquid diet. Cues to look for include:
Head control. Your baby needs to be able to keep his head in a steady, upright position.
Sitting well when supported. Your baby needs to be able to sit upright in an infant feeding seat or highchair to swallow well.
Losing the "extrusion reflex." Your baby's mouth and tongue develop in sync with his digestive system. To start solids, he should be able to move food to the back of his mouth and swallow it, instead of using his tongue to push food out of his mouth.
Significant weight gain. He may be ready to eat solids if he's doubled his birth weight, weighs at least 13 pounds, and is at least 4 months old.
Curiosity about food. Your baby may begin eyeing or reaching for your food or may open his mouth if you offer him a spoonful.
Question: Hi mam today my baby completed 4 months now i can give any soild food
Answer: Hello dear... According to pediatrician,Breast milk is only needed for six months,after six months can introduce solids like ragi porridge,wheat porridge,cerelac,but whatever you feed , should be in semisolid consistency,sothat it is easily to swallow and digestible