6 months old baby

Question: My baby is six months old.she was born in August 18 2018.her birth weight is 2.7 kg.now she weighs 6.3 kg.i have not intoduced solid foods.is it time to start solid foods.how many times should i give solid food in a day.how long should i breastfeed her and how often.should i breastfeed every hour or two hours.please help.

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Answer: Hi dear, Your baby weight is little under.she should be atleast 7 kgs by now.Yes,you can start giving solid diet along with breastfeed.remember the motive is to introduce variety of solids for taste and texture and not to increase weight through it.start very slow by introducing one solid at a time.watch out for any kind of indigestion or allergies.Home cooked food is more beneficial as they are fresh and free from any preservatives. Try giving him mashed banana,boiled mashed apple.ragi porridge with pinch of jaggery. Mashed boiled rice with daal water. Clear vegetable soups,tomato soups .mashed veggies like carrot and potato.homecooked idly is easy to digest too.khichdi is excellent now.you can also add some spices like jeera to add flavor.remember not to put salt in food before 1 year.youay add just a pinch so it doesn't appear bland.beleive me that much salt is just right.donot introduce cow milk products before 1 year,as this could give baby lactose intolerance.whole wheat roti dipp d it daal could also be given .juices should always be given in diluted form and never concentrated from.biscuits should be avoided too. Give a gap of 2hours atleast after each meal. Also refer the healofy app for daily updates on baby development and growth,as well as pregnancy care.it also gives you enormous info on post delivery baby care and diet.donot miss out!
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    Soumya Binesh846 days ago

    Thank you so much

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