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Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hi,
My baby is 5 Months old. Till now she is taking mother milk only. But now her mother's milk is decreasing in quantity. What others baby food I can give to my baby as a supplement.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Till 6 months only breastfeeding

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome to HCM. Can understand your concerns.

Till 6 months of age only breastfeeding should be done. The weight of child at 6 months of age is around 6.5 kg. If child is passing urine more than 6 times a day then breast milk is sufficient for baby.

If you feel that breastfeeding is not enough for baby then you can give formula milk like lactogen 1, similac advance.

After 6 months of age you can start semisolid foods like biscuit in milk, bread in milk, meshed banana, oats, rice and dal, ceralac. All things should be started gradually.

I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
Take care.
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