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Diet advice for a 9 month old, teething in infants - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Dr gud evening, i have a baby boy 9 months old, need to know what should be his daily diet
Doctor :   Congratulations on having a baby
Doctor :   Sure, I will suggest
Doctor :   Your child is now 9 months, this is the time when we usually suggest parents to start giving the baby home food.
Doctor :   It is called weaning
Doctor :   You can slowly start off, By giving well cooked mashed vegetables and fruits
Doctor :   You can also give him well cooked rice with a bit of ghee,
Doctor :   You can give Ragi malt if you know how to make it at home
User :   please suggest the categories of vegetables, can we give him boiled eggs, we do give him raagi malt
Doctor :   Initially you can give him mashed potato.
Doctor :   Depending on the digestion process in the baby you can give him other vegetables also like beans, carrot, tomato, peas but make sure it has been boiled well especially in a pressure cooker
User :   any leafy vegetables
Doctor :   You can also give him boiled eggs, But also do not over stuff him. Egg make cause some problem in digestion initially, Start with low quantities and then increase
Doctor :   Yes sure,
Doctor :   You can give him Spinach, boiled cabbage and cauliflower
Doctor :   Ragi malt is very good for the baby, please continue it
Doctor :   Give your baby lot of Pulses
Doctor :   You can dry the sprouted pulses in the sun, gring them and make it into a powder and give your baby mixed with milk.
Doctor :   It is also very good.
User :   secondly, hs not got teeth yet, when actualy the baby gets their first teeth
Doctor :   It usually gets by 7th month, you can wait, do not worry
User :   thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   if possible can u please mail me the normal diet plan on my mail id
Doctor :   You can get a free diet consultation about your baby from our ditetician who is available here
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