5 months old baby

Question: how to introduce bottle feeding for 5 month baby, as she's not interested to bottle in Mouth.. I have to resume my job after 15 days.. also advice what other solid food should I give her.

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Answer: Hey, It will take time for baby to switch to formula milk. Keep trying. By March your baby will be 6months + hence you can start with semi solids in next couple of weeks. This way you ll reduce your baby's dependency on breastmilk. Its an overwhelming moment for both mother and baby. As baby will be tasting new array of food, breastmilk will still be major part of his diet. For intial few days don't expect your baby to finish of his meal. Its just got him to get used to the taste. Always feed one food item at a time. Don't mix sugar or salt to his food. Baby has never tasted it so he ll never know the difference. Now coming to meal planning- 7-8am Breastmilk 9-10am Breakfast (apple puree/Banana puree/ragi porridge /oats porridge /Barley porridge/Suji kheer 11-1pm Breastmilk 2-3 pm Lunch (rice/ moong dal/ Carrot puree/Potato puree/Pumpkin Puree/Cauliflower puree/Broccoli puree For rest of the day give him breastmilk. Once he is accustomed to the food and all chances of allergy and discomfort is eliminated you can include solids on dinner as well. You can express breastmilk for baby so he can have it in your absence or you can switch it formula milk as well. One more thing you need to keep in mind that baby will have separation anxiety when you ll start with work, to help with that start forming your office routine by now itself that is leave your baby with his care takers for hour and two and gradually increase it to upto your office hours. This way baby will easily transition to new phase and it will be lot easier on him. Also fix a sleeping eating bathing routine for your baby, list out his likes and dislikes, his favourite toys, what calms him what might upset it. Maintain a list of everything related to your baby. This will help the caretaker/babysitter to take care of baby in best way possible in your absence. Take care.
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    Deepali Mishra1061 days ago

    thank you

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