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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest healthy food for a baby

Hi I'm a mother of 8 months old girl baby from India. Since I started working I couldnt breast feed my daughter the whole day I feed her in the morning before starting to job then at evening and at night. Morning I feed her cereals like wheat, rice with mixed fruits with formula. Then in the afternoon I feed her rice with vegetables like carrot, potato, dhaal, mutton soup etc alternatively. In the evening she eats health mix with banana. Night sometimes I give her rice cake or biscuit or else I feed her. Now she's not eating properly especially she like those salted foods.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015
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Offer her foods like mashed rice with curd, dal, khichdi or any seasonal vegetables and fruit. Include a variety of soft finger foods as well as smooth purées.

This is also the time to start offering her finger foods such as:
sticks of well-cooked carrot.
bite sized pieces of soft fleshy fruits such as 1.muskmelon,watermelon,cheeku, ripe papaya, pear, mango or banana,slices of cucumber,apple..
2.unsalted breadsticks
3.boiled potato wedges
4.small pieces of paneer

This will help your baby get used to feeding herself.
You can introduce her to:
1.soft well cooked pasta shapes
2.bite sized steamed vegetables - such as peas (matar), beans (been), cauliflower, carrot
3.breads (avoid granary or multigrain breads for now because the hard pieces may increase the risk of choking)
4.bite sized pieces of paranthas and chapatis
5.besan cheela, moong dal cheela.
6.small cubes or pieces of cheese or paneer
7.lentils and other cooked pulses.
8.soft, cooked lean meat,chicken nuggets
9.puffed rice.
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