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Are fruit puree and solid foods safe to give a 6-month-old baby?

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Posted on Tue, 9 Oct 2018
Question: Hello, My baby is in her 6th month(6th month started on 15th feb) and have been only on breastfeed till now. Is it advisable to give her anything else (fruit puree)/solid food/glucose biscuit dipped in milk or water etc. Please advice. Regards Aquil
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Start with liquids

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Weaning should be done after 6 months of age. You can start with thick liquids like dal water or fruit juices, gradually move over to semi-solids or mashed foods, and subsequently start with pounded food.

Consider your ABCs - applesauce, bananas, and cereal (rice, biscuits dipped in milk, or roti softened with milk/water).

Boiled rice and dal with vegetables and give in mashed form. Gradually increase the amount and frequency. Introduce one new food item per week and stick to it at least for the week.

I would insist you to go through the following chart about what foods to give at what age:
http://www.superbabyonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Baby-Food-Chart-4-to-12-months-baby-SuperBaby.jpg

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician
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Brief Answer: Start with liquids Detailed Answer: Hello, Weaning should be done after 6 months of age. You can start with thick liquids like dal water or fruit juices, gradually move over to semi-solids or mashed foods, and subsequently start with pounded food. Consider your ABCs - applesauce, bananas, and cereal (rice, biscuits dipped in milk, or roti softened with milk/water). Boiled rice and dal with vegetables and give in mashed form. Gradually increase the amount and frequency. Introduce one new food item per week and stick to it at least for the week. I would insist you to go through the following chart about what foods to give at what age: http://www.superbabyonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Baby-Food-Chart-4-to-12-months-baby-SuperBaby.jpg Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician