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Giving NanPro and solid food to child. Can food schedule be made better?

Feb 2013
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I have been following the below mentioned food schedule for my 6 month old son since a few weeks.

Per Day Feed: 3 times solid foods + ~600ml milk

6-7 A.M 120ml NanPro 2 Milk
9-10 A.M Banana
12-1PM Home-cooked White Rice + Moong Dal (made into a paste)
2-2:30PM 60ml Pomogranate juice
5-6PM 120ml NanPro 2 Milk
8-9 PM Home-cooked White Rice + Carrot (made into a paste)
10-10:30 PM 60ml NanPro 2 Milk
12-1 AM 120ml NanPro 2 Milk
3-4 AM 120ml NanPro 2 Milk

Please correct if it could be made better. Also suggest some variations to solid foods and the time when they can be fed. We would also like to introduce other juices. which is the best time of the day to give juice?
Posted Sat, 6 Apr 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 1 hour later

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

I went through the food schedule of your 6 months old son. It is good and well organized.

And you can give Nan Pro 600 to 800 ml per day in 3 to 4 divided feeds if it is tolerated by the child.

Around 6 months of age you can give rice and pulse combination for fortification of aminoacids.

After that you can try different combination with wheat, pulse, and vegetables in mashed form.

Locally available seasonal fruit juices can be given and the best time for juices is in the evening or in the afternoon during summer season but it depends on child and the mother convience.

After 6 months of age, introduce mashed items from the family pot enriched with jaggery or sugar and ghee or edible oil.

Mashed rice with pulses, mashed tubers and vegetables, soups, mashed fruits, biscuits can be given.

From 9 months introduce soft food that can be chewed, avoiding hot spices.

From 1 year,the child should be taking everything cooked at home what is called family pot feeding.

But in general, any new food should be introduced in small quantity, and to be increased gradually.

And introduce only one variety of food at a time and don't give more than one new food at a point of time.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

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