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Diet plan for infants, weaning off breast milk - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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Doctor :   hi
User :   I hve a 11 month old son. I am thinking of weaning him off, how do I do tht
User :   and also wat is the rite time to do it
Doctor :   Has he being fed top up food
User :   1 yr or 18 mths
User :   yes, O/s food he started from 5 mths
Doctor :   Is he eating them well ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   usually kids can be breast fed , for up to 1.5 years age
Doctor :   that is upto 18 months age
Doctor :   In case, you do want to wean your kid,you need to divert his mind off breast feeding
Doctor :   This would take some time and you need to be persistent
Doctor :   Distraction, is a key weaning strategy.
User :   but at nite time, what distraction should I use
Doctor :   If your child asks for milk, always offer him a cup from the refrigerator first, even if it would be much easier to nurse.
User :   also my son cant sleep for long , he gets up every 1 hr or half an hr at nite
User :   he refuses formula milk at nite
Doctor :   If your child's response to the change in routine erupts into a tantrum, you can try reasoning with him
Doctor :   since this needs more info, that may take a long while , i shall give you literature, which can be helpful to clear all your doubts
User :   gr8, thnx a ton!!!
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   you shall recieve the mail within a short time
User :   also if u hve a meal planner ( veg) for 1 yr old, tht wld be useful
Doctor :   Can you provide an alternative email, please provide it, just in case.
Doctor :   I shall provide it too
Doctor :   You can also avail the dietician help, from your dashboard, who can provide a comprehensive details for your kid
User :   wil do tht, thnx!!
User :   also one last thg. I hve not been adding salt or sugar to my childs food. I had read tht sumwhere. hope I m correct in doin tht
Doctor :   it does not matter
Doctor :   a bit of salt in the food, can make the food tastiet
Doctor :   kids like tasty food
Doctor :   they might not like foods that taste bland
Doctor :   so addition of sugar or a pinch of salt might be very helpful
Doctor :   Are u there ?
User :   yes
User :   taste apart, but I shld start adding them after they turn 1 yr old na
User :   for health benefits
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   you can do that
User :   k, thts finally the end of my Q:). looking fwd to ur mail. thnx again
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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