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Small child, unable to control head, performing swallowing action. Safe to give cerelac?

Hello.. I have 4 months old baby. As i observed her she did alot eating her finger , thumb sucking , she can control her head and most of the time sitting wth support, she wanted to stand up by supporting, and even the time i eat i observed her she loves watching me and her mouth started to swallow .. I want to ask if its ok to give her cerelac now wth her old? Thank you..
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Its good to know that your baby has normal developmental milestone .However even if she is so active and trying to show swallowing movements i would not recommend cerelac now.Ideally it should be started at 6mths because by that time tummy is mature enough to digest the complementary diet.Thumb sucking is just a psychological way of keeping herself happy and not related to eagerness to eat food.
Take Care.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
This is good that your child is active.
Complementary feeding is recommended after 6 months of age.
It is not advisable to start cerelac by 4 months.
Give exclusive breast feeding till 6 months of age and after that introduce fluids like boiled rice water,boiled pulses water before introducing semisolids.
Thumb sucking is a part of normal development.

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God bless..
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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