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On rice water and lentil soup. Will it affect the baby?


I have a four months old baby. She is approx 6.15 KG & her birth weight was 2.9 KG. I will be resuming office in a months time so I am gng to start rice water & lentil soup(daal pani). Pls suggest which lentil shud i start with. Is pigeon peas (arhar daal) a good option to start?? Baby sudn't have any problem in digesting it, or shud I start with yellow gram(moong daal) first. Pl suggest..

Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

I suggest you to continue to breast feed your baby.

If you cannot breast feed as you are joining your work I strongly suggest you to express milk and store it and feed your baby.

Expressed milk can be stored in the fridge. Please use a spoon and glass or palade to feed the expressed milk.

do not use a bottle.

Breast milk is ideal for the baby and baby should be breast fed exclusively and nothing else should be given to the baby.

Breast feeding is important for the brain growth.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
weight of baby is perfect for her age.
Complementary feeding is to be started after 6 months of age.
I understand your concern,expressed breast milk can be stored at room temperature for 8 hours and in refrigerator for 24 hours.
So when you are out of home any caretaker can feed her with expressed breast milk.
Regarding lentil ,start with moong dal as it is easy to digest.
Give one thing at a time and continue it for few days before introducing new item.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless..
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