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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello doctor
User :   my daughter is 7 months old.. i've started with foods like rice and cerelac
User :   wat else can i give her
Doctor :   Is she accepting the feeds well ?
User :   s..
User :   am giving her tomato juice as well as well as carrot juice
User :   she is accepting it readily
Doctor :   Good ,can add some vegetable into the diet in the form of mashed paste after boiling them soft
Doctor :   also give sari ( porridge ) made of grounded pulses , make sure that the pulse are ground very smooth and porridge be very dilute
Doctor :   the above diet i mentioned will cover her vitamin and protein needs
User :   can i get the powders available in market.. like health mix for babies..
Doctor :   ya better go for PEDIASURE
User :   which contains all pulses..
User :   but she is taking lactogen..
Doctor :   pulses like green gram , beans, legumes ,dal etc
Doctor :   Isn't she breast fed ?
User :   am asking health mix powders which contains all cereals and pulses grounded in a powder form.
User :   she was breast-fed upto 5 months... then she was put on NAN... this month i;ve started lactogen 2
Doctor :   oh, i would suggest to get them prepared from home but not market
User :   oh ok..
Doctor :   as such powders are prone to get infested with insects soon
Doctor :   and the preservatives used to store them are bad for babies health
User :   can i give her all fruit juices..
Doctor :   pulp fruits can be given like , apple papaya, banana
Doctor :   avoid citrus fruits directly , better make juices of the same like orange , pineapple etc
User :   she is not a fussy baby... she accepts all foods readily. .. like idli, rice, juices etc.. in moderate quantities.. but she becomes hungry after 3 hours.. and feed her with food again... i think she eats more but she is not plumpy...
Doctor :   thats good
User :   should i give her food every time she demands (like every 2 to 3 hours)
Doctor :   do not hesitate , feed her well
Doctor :   this is a time where her head grows to optimum
Doctor :   give her when ever she demands
User :   she is 6-1/2 kg is it ok for a 7 month old.. (birth weigth: 2.5 kg)
Doctor :   yes, the weight is good
User :   thanks for ur valuable suggestions and feedback doc...
User :   good night
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
User :   take care .. bye
Doctor :   kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Take care
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