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Information on introduction of solid foods to an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   when is the best month to start my baby to solid food?
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weigh
User :   its for my baby who is 5 month old,male, MI
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   he should be breast feed until 6 months atleast
User :   i am breastfeeding him for a year, but when I can also start other food?
Doctor :   yes u can
Doctor :   start after 6 months
Doctor :   when the baby is 6 months old
User :   what is the best food to give?
Doctor :   Waiting until six months to introduce solid foods into your baby's diet will help minimise the risk of her developing adverse reactions to foods and allergies
Doctor :   One of the first things your baby has to learn when weaning begins is how to swallow
Doctor :   bland baby rice mixed with baby's usual milk is the most common first food.
User :   is mashed foods ok after 5 months?
Doctor :   nope
Doctor :   after 6 months
Doctor :   vegetables such as carrots, swede, parsnips, sweet potato, courgette, butternut squash
Doctor :   fruits, such as ripe cooked apple, pear, mango, papaya, or mashed banana can be used
User :   Ok sure.
User :   Whats best for cold?
Doctor :   does he have fever as well
Doctor :   cough?
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