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Suggest diet for 6 months old child? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Jul-2013
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Doctor:Can you please proceed with the query
User:i have 6+month kid
User:so i want to know about his diet
User:which food i give
Doctor:Ok after breast feeding till 6 months, now you can start with normal diet for your children which is easily digestible
User:in 200ml milk how much suger i use?
User:and also salt how much
Doctor:Do not contaminate food with artificial sugar and salt
Doctor:Try with ghee which has sugar and salt in itself
Doctor:Try to be as close to the nature as possible while feeding the baby
Doctor:You can give her rice, dal, milk, curd,
Doctor:You can choose boiled and mashed vegetable
Doctor:Sweet potato, carrot are good
Doctor:Are you able to understand
User:can u please tell me how i give ghee?
Doctor:Put a spoon of ghee in rice and dal
Doctor:It is actually not the dal, but the fluid after you cook the dal should be added to the mashed rice
User:milk without sugar?
Doctor:and mix ghee
Doctor:I suggest not to start off with cow or buffallo milk now
Doctor:you can do it after one year
Doctor:You can opt Lactogen, Nan Pro etc
Doctor:as milk substitutes
Doctor:If the baby is still feeding over the breast
Doctor:gradually wean off
Doctor:not sudden
User:and what about mother diet?
Doctor:She can continue normal diet
Doctor:with green leaves, pea family, dal, all vegetables
User:in dal how much salt i give to baby?
Doctor:it is better to restrict to 1/4 tsp
User:so 1/4 for normal salt
User:and same ratio for sugar?
User:in a day what quantity banana i give ?
Doctor:It depends on how much your baby can take
Doctor:There is no hard and fast rule
User:banana is good or so so for baby?
Doctor:yeah it is good
Doctor:It is easily digestible, good fibre and high calories
User:other than this which fruit i give?
Doctor:Any seasonal fruit can be given
User: XXXXXXX or mango ?
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Hope this is useful
Doctor:Thank you for visiting me here
User:thanks for your precious time
Doctor:Bye for now.
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