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Is it OK to give cerelac to my 4 months old baby?

Hello...I have started feeding cerelac to my 4 month old baby. The proportion mentioned on the box is 1 scoop with 25 ml water, however, I am adding a lot more water to make it liquidy and easy for her to digest, Please let me know if this is the right this to do. When I reduce the water, it gets stuck in her throat and she wants to throw up.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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By rule the baby should be exclusively breast fed upto 6 months of age. Weaning should be started after 6 months.
Even after this if you have started first start with liquid diet. Like Dal, liquid rice, milk, crushed banana, potato etc. Market items are not so good. You should try for our cultural foods.
Even after this if you have started cerelac, go with first pack, it should be paste in use.
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Answered: Sat, 19 Mar 2011
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My doctor recommended I start when the baby is 4 months old. I will be starting work when the baby is 6 months old, therefore when the dcotor reccomended it I gladly accepted it, so that she would slowly get used to other foods and not be entirely dependent on me when I am at work. However, I am breastfeeding her 5 times a day and cerelac twice a day (1 scoop each time). Thanks for your answers was helpful!
P.S: She is disgesting her food well and passing motions also well.
However, her urine is yellow in colour, is that a cause for concern?
Answered: Wed, 23 Mar 2011
Pediatrician Dr. Santosh Kondekar's  Response
The dilutions other than mentioned on box are not recommended. Unless a doctor has examined the baby and mother, and found a need for it, its not advised before 6 months age, as is also written on the container. use adequate water as prescribed on box, use small swallows so that it doesnt get stuck in throat.
Answered: Fri, 27 Jan 2012
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