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Solid food introduction in infants - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   This is regarding my son age is 6months
User :   what type of food needs to feed
User :   and he was 6.3 weight at age of 6th month
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What was his birth weight
User :   around 2.6
User :   to 3 i guess
Doctor :   Ok then he is doing very well
Doctor :   with his growth
Doctor :   Yes by this time the weaning from breast milk
Doctor :   should be started
User :   okay
Doctor :   and no longer the breast milk is useful
Doctor :   This is called weaning proces
Doctor :   During this foods such as fruits, vegetables and pulses and cereals are introduced slowly, one food at a time.
Doctor :   first semi solids are to be started
Doctor :   see that the baby is enjoying them
Doctor :   The amount of food offered and swallowed in the beginning is a teaspoon or so.
Doctor :   Lot of patience is required
Doctor :   to feed during this periods
Doctor :   Ok?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Thy often spit out
Doctor :   This does not mean they are not liking
Doctor :   the food
User :   there is lot of products avaliable in market and confusion with which one is right one
Doctor :   It is normal again
Doctor :   Do not rely on the market products
Doctor :   You can make home preparations
Doctor :   also
Doctor :   with the things I mentioned above
Doctor :   fruits, cereals
User :   okay
Doctor :   pulses
Doctor :   in semisolids
User :   okay
Doctor :   Introduce only one food at a time to permit the infant to get used to it
Doctor :   very small amounts, 1-4 tsp.
User :   okay
Doctor :   try new flavors if in case of cereals
Doctor :   No added salt or sugar is needed if sweetening is necessary, sweeten with fruit puree.
User :   as of now we started rice with some times green leafs some times carriot
Doctor :   Hello are you there
User :   yes
Doctor :   are you there
User :   hi
User :   thanks seems there is a problem
User :   i got some answers and i have any doubts i get back you again
Doctor :   Hello are you there
User :   yeah
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