Question: How to start solid food to 6 months old baby and howmany times it can be given.
Answer: Hi.. Dear breast feed or formula milk still remains the prior part of your baby 's diet. Normal milk can be given after an year. However, after completion of six months you can give boiled cereal water first (dal ka pani), then semi liquid porridges (vegetable khichdi, lentil and rice porridges), boiled and mashed potatoes, bananas (mashed or in the form of smoothie). Avoid bananas during winters. If the baby is able to digest these food sources, then introduce ragi, oats, dalia. You can divide these dishes as per your convenience.
Question: Which solid food should be given to the 6 months old baby. And how many times a day?
Answer: Hello dear..since your baby has reached six months,it is better to start solid along with breast milk is very important for weight gain and immunity power,can feed solid two times along with breast milk
Breastfeed your baby,as much as you can,it has lot of nutrients and a great antioxidant,during breastfeeding,take a healthy nutrious diet,it makes your baby more healthy
Ragi porridge you can start ragi porridge,it will makes your baby to gain weight,and it's very healthy
Wheat porridge feed them with wheat porridge,it is very nutrious and healthy option to gain weight..
You can also make multigrain sathu mavu porridge,it is an better option and very nutrious food for baby..
Home made cerelac powder is very nutrious, it is very helpful for babies to gain weight,it is loaded with lot of minerals,vitamins and antioxidants..
Home made cerelac recipe
Green gram 1 cup
Ragi 1 cup
Bajra 1 cup
Channa dal 1 cup
Roasted dal 1 cup
Groundnut 1 cup
Cashew 1/2 cup
Groundnut 1/2 cup
Almonds 1/2 cup
Pistachio 50 gm
Dry ginger 25 gm
Ajwan seeds 10 gm
Elaichi 5 to 10 pods
Method of preparation
Dry roast all the powder separately, until it's nice aroma smell
Sun dry after roasting for one or two days
Put in a mixer , grind coarsely and make powder
Preparation of porridge
For porridge mix 2 tablespoon of this powder with water or milk,stir them continuously ,boil them for five minutes,stir them continuously without any lumps , you can add palm sugar,and make it to porridge consistency and serve.
Question: How many times should solid food be given to a 6 months old baby?
Answer: Hi once baby complete 6months you can start with semi solid food such as rice water dal water date syrup fruit puree vegetable soup cerelac and initially give one to two spoons and check if baby is able to digest the food or not if any symptoms occur such as constipation or skin rash then don't give it wait for a week and then start again after a week and if no complaints then can continue and feed baby 2 to 3 times in a day. Take care