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Suggest Ideal Diet For A 5 Month Old Baby

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Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2017
Question: my baby boy is 5 month old..he was 2.8 kg at birth..now he is 5 kg..i am worried..what foods we can start now to increase his weight?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Weight is proper

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

The birth weight of a baby usually doubles by 5 to 6 months of age. So, the weight of your child is on track.

Weaning should be done at 6 months of age. As of now continue exclusive breast feeding.

When you start, 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/

Noting down so much information would have made the answer unnecessarily long. Pardon me for avoiding that.

Hopefully that clears your queries.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (2 days later)
thanks for the detailed answer..my doc has advised three drops _ astymin c, d liq and bevon. are these necessary?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You need to give them.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back. Feel free to give all three of them. These are essential.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (21 hours later)
thanks..is it okay to give 2 teaspoon of boiled water 3 times a day to a 5 month old boy?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not needed

Detailed Answer:
You need not give boiled water to a child of this age. Start giving water only after you start semisolids. As of now, breast milk is enough to supply adequate water.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Suggest Ideal Diet For A 5 Month Old Baby

Brief Answer: Weight is proper Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. The birth weight of a baby usually doubles by 5 to 6 months of age. So, the weight of your child is on track. Weaning should be done at 6 months of age. As of now continue exclusive breast feeding. When you start, 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/ Noting down so much information would have made the answer unnecessarily long. Pardon me for avoiding that. Hopefully that clears your queries. Regards