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Can NAN Pro 2 be given for a 7 month old infant?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 in Child Health
Question: My son is 7months 19days old. His birth weight was 3.15 and now he is 6.5. He was colic baby and he had pain till his 6th month starting. I was giving him Nan pro 1 from second month as my BM supply was low. Since his colic was very severe we were advised to change his formula and I was giving him similac till date.my question is
1. Now colic pain is not there for him. Can I switch back to Nan pro 2.?Will it bring constipation problems or anything?? Many are saying Similac 2 is not as nutritious as compared to Nan.
2. I feel his weight is low and wanted to increase it. What all foods can I feed him?? Currently I'm giving rice and raw banana porridges,boiled carrots and apples.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Suggestions given.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Colic occurs when extra ingested air or gas from degradation of undigested food matter creates problems. Formula feeds are hard to digest and therefore can lead to colic. Similac is as nutritious as NAN but since the child is already 7 months, it is better to move to semisolids, keeping milk only as an accessory. 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

A detailed diet chart can be found at:
http://indianhealthyrecipes.com/indian-baby-food-chart/

His weight is proper and you need not worry.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das 1 hour later
Thank you sir. I shall follow the diet plan prescribed by you. But tell me whether can I switch over to Nan pro 2. Will that have any problems??
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be given.

Detailed Answer:
Yes you can switch over to NAN Pro 2. No problems expected as such.

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