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What vaccines should be given to a 6th month baby? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:Hello doctor
User:how you doing today
Doctor:I am doing good
Doctor:thank you
Doctor:how are you doing?
User:1- my baby is 6 month now, I had given all schedule vaccine- at 6 month there is a hepatitis b does there
Doctor:have you given that as well?
User:i just gone to a differnt clinic at my howe town, doctoro was saying ful alos to be given at 6 month but in my chart it has not mentioned
User:so should i give flu at 6 month or not
Doctor:if it is not given earlier, you can give it now
User:is it compulsory?
User:why then in chart then have not mentioned
Doctor:It is not compulsory
Doctor:it is optional vaccine
Doctor:You may or may not give it
User:is there any impact to baby if i give now or if i wont give
User:and can i give it anytime or a particule window period there
Doctor:if you give the vaccine, there will be protection against the flu
User:can it be given anytime like 7month etc
Doctor:even if it is not given, the protection against flu would be there but at a suboptimal level
Doctor:you can give it in 7 months also
Doctor:all right
User:2- i had given polio on XXXXXXX 13 in national polio drop schedule
User:again the doctor had given a drop polio yesterday
User:is that fine?
User:baby has taken 3 times till today
Doctor:yes, it is fine
Doctor:no problem
User:a- birth b-jan c- feb
User:that should be ok right
Doctor:yes, it is ok
User:3- now he is 6month over so is this the right time to introduce solid foods
User:what all things to follow on this and how to get started
Doctor:it is right time now
Doctor:start with mashed fruits
Doctor:like XXXXXXX
Doctor:then go for cooked and mashed vegetables like potato
Doctor:take it slow
Doctor:later you can add porridge rice or ragi based
User:how about the powders avaiable in market
Doctor:you can try them too
User:how many times these foods can be given and what should be intervals
User:as baby will also go with mother milk
Doctor:I personally do not recommend formula feeds unless there is a problem
Doctor:I would suggest home based weaning foods that are made of sun dried and roasted pulses and cereals
Doctor:Your mother at home would know about it
Doctor:a mixture of pulses and cereal prepared at home freshly is the best for baby
Doctor:all right
Doctor:any more queries for now?
Doctor:good day ahead
Doctor:Bye for now
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