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Suggest diet for 8 months old infant

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Dr. Venkata Subrahmanaym Mukkavilli

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Practicing since :1967

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Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 in Child Health
Question: pls suggest diet for 8 months old baby boy. his weight is 6.3kg and I am a working mom.so I can feed him only in night and early morning.
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Answered by Dr. Venkata Subrahmanaym Mukkavilli 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Lactogen-2 along with cerelac will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for asking question on health care magic.
Lactogen-2 (one level measure in 30 ml of water will make 30 ml of milk) 150 ml/kg/day is the amount of milk required, accordingly your child requires 950 ml/day.
it given in divided doses every 3-4 hourly.
In addition you may add cerelac rice about 100 ml 2-3 times daily.
This is the time to introduce semisolid foods and fruit juice for better growth.
Avoid formula when you feed breast milk or cerelac.
In the begining he may not consume this much of quantity,so you gradually increase the feed slowly.
Hope this answer will serve your purpose
Please feel free to ask any more queries if required
Take care
Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH
Associate professor of pediatrics
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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