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Suggest healthy food to be given for a 4 month old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jan-2015
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User:Myy sonn is 4 months old...
User:Am planning to go for work
Doctor:you can go
User:Tried giving lactogen but he s refusing toto drink
Doctor:You can continue to give breast milk
User:What other can be given
Doctor:When you are at work, you can ask someone at home to give the expressed milk
User:But he cries onn seeing the bottle
Doctor:you must try different ways and techniques
Doctor:When he is crying do not give it
Doctor:Babies will take time to get adjusted to the change
Doctor:Eventually, you should be able to do it
Doctor:You can try Pro-nan as well
User:Ok... Can iI give anyother food
Doctor:you can give XXXXXXX milk with equal dilution with water
User:Ok.. How about farex, nestum orr cerelac
Doctor:All these, better to try after 6 months
Doctor:Care has to be taken to boil the milk well and sterilize the vessels used for preparation
User:At what interval can we give lactogen
Doctor:every 2 to 3 hours
Doctor:do you have any more queries for now?
User:If baby cries for every hour csnn we give
Doctor:csnn means?
Doctor:Yes, sure you can give
Doctor:please ask me anything else that you would wish to know
User:Can we give ragi
Doctor:yes, if he is tolerating it
User:Will there be any sideeffect
Doctor:it depends on how to prepare it
Doctor:Do not make it too dilute or too thick
Doctor:you should maintain sterilization while cooking the ragi
User:Ok.. Can u pls explain
User:How to prepare
Doctor:how do you intend to make the ragi and feed your baby?
Doctor:there are various ways to make it
Doctor:some roast the ragi, powder it and use it
Doctor:some soak the ragi in water, grind it and use it driectly
Doctor:It depends on how you are going to make it
Doctor:whatever method you use, you should make sure the utensils are clean and sterilized
Doctor:You should also make it fresh and feed the baby
User:We soak it and prepare
Doctor:I prefer soaking and preparing
Doctor:soak the ragi for minimum 4 hrs
Doctor:drain the water
User:Can we give it during cold season
Doctor:then grind the ragi in mixer
Doctor:Then drain it again with a stainer
Doctor:Then add this into a vessel, add little water and start cooking it under low flame
Doctor:continuously stir it so that it does not become crumpled up
Doctor:Cook it for 8 to 10 mins
Doctor:you can add milk to this, make a fine suspension and feed the baby
Doctor:you can give it in cold season
Doctor:no harm in it
User: XXXXXXX milk is fine rite
User:One more query how toto clean feeding bottle
Doctor:wash it thoroughly with soap and water
Doctor:you can use a bottle cleaner brush to clean well from within
Doctor:then you sterilize the bottle in hot boiling water for 10 minutes
User:Ok hww much should be givenn each time
Doctor:around 60ml
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