Question: Ma baby 7 month old...what type of food is good for him
Introduce her to an array of food in a playful way so that she enjoys her food. With the same ingredients flavor the food items artfully so that meal time becomes a pleasure time
From the 7th month onward you can start feeding thrice a day as proper breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Now also breastfeeding is the major source of nourishment for the baby, so please do not quit breastfeeding. The feeding times can be around 9 am, 1 pm and 5 pm
Here is a list of nutritious yet delicious 7-month baby food items that you can include in your baby’s diet.
You can make porridge with oats, semolina, ragi, rice or barley. These cereals are a good source of protein, iron, and calcium respectively. It is preferred to feed one cereal at a time before trying various combinations.Do not add sugar to it. To add sweetness to it, use jaggery. Make it more delicious with mashed banana or applesauce.
2. Cooked or mashed fruits
You can prepare applesauce for your baby just by cooking and pureeing apple. Give your baby fiber-rich cooked apple with pumpkin. Mash them properly to avoid any lumps. Banana can be served without cooking. Mash it properly and mix it with milk to enhance the taste. Pureed mangoes, plums, kiwi, orange pulp, papaya, etc. are best food options for 7-month baby food to start with your child.
3. Rice Khichdi
Rice is the least allergenic cereal for babies. Make a rice khichdi with lentils, preferably moong. You can add potatoes, spinach, carrots, peas, beetroot, tomato and other easily cooked and digestible vegetables in rice khichdi for your baby. This nutritious food option can be served along with curd for best taste.
4. Cooked veggies
You can serve cooked carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, peas, etc. to your baby. Mash them properly before serving. You can make kheer of these veggies by adding breastmilk or formula milk to it.
Serve moong daal, arhar daal, masoor daal to your baby. These lentils are rich in protein and are good for your baby.
6. Liquids other than milk
Fruits juice, sago water, rice water, pulse soup, tomato soup, mix veggie soup, shakes, smoothies are other very nutritious food items to be given in 7-month baby food.
Always serve sips of water before, after and in between feeding your child.
Though it is already mentioned to give 3 meals in the 7-month baby food chart, you can skip one and feed milk accordingly.
Though most of the food items to be given to a baby of this age is included in 7-month baby food options, but you can include more after consulting your doctor.