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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi, I have a 5 month old son. Hve to start office frm 15th Feb 2010. What foods shld I start giving him
Doctor :   Usually we suggest baby food/bay cereal from 6 months of age. So untill 6 months you can continue milk and then baby food and milk
User :   i.e baby food purchased from outside??
Doctor :   you can feed regular rice, dal
Doctor :   or you can buy cereal from sstore
Doctor :   if you feed regular rice, dal, curd, it must very soft
User :   can we add salt, sugar?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   make it tasty
Doctor :   one time buy the baby cereal and taste it
Doctor :   so that you will know
Doctor :   how the baby food tastes
User :   k. thts a gud idea. any other food item which would be nutritious
Doctor :   you can feed all vegetables
Doctor :   just boil , make it soft , mix with sligh slat and feed
Doctor :   you can make thye chiken very very soft and feed it
Doctor :   make a schedule
Doctor :   1 break fast
Doctor :   2 meals
Doctor :   ie lunch and dinner
Doctor :   Just imitate adult pattern
Doctor :   in between snacks
Doctor :   snacks: milk, friutjuice, bread,
Doctor :   It is not bad idea to consult nutritionist to prepare the diet regimen for you
Doctor :   but they follow the same
Doctor :   Do you follow me
Doctor :   Do you have any questions?
User :   yes. but he is just 5 month old, he is used to breast milk and he cries every 2 hours for his feed
User :   r u there doc?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do not feed every 2 hrs
Doctor :   now he is 5 mo
Doctor :   feed every 4 hrs
User :   but he cries inconsolably and elders in my fly force me to feed me:)
Doctor :   that is normal
Doctor :   but try to adapt his cycle
User :   as in
Doctor :   i did not get u
Doctor :   u r the mother -so tell ur family not to feed evert 2 hrs
Doctor :   changethe rules
Doctor :   thank you for consulting
Doctor :   are you there
Doctor :   Bye
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