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Starting solid food
My son is 5months old now and exclusively breast feed.can you please suggest me from when should i start give solids ?from first day of 6th month or after completing 6months ?
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Greetings Start now. Right time  Always start with small quantity and increase. Always start one item at a time and continue , start second item next week  continuing the first. You can give banana, egg, fresh lime juice , cereals  dal rice. Raggi soups, green veg and so many fresh fruits.
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After complete 6 months of exclusive breast feeding, you can start complementary feeds like juices, Raju kanji etc
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Criteria for starting solids 1. Baby can sit with support and holds the head 2. Has lost tongue thirst, doesn't push out food. WHO and most of the government authorities recommends to start complimentary food after completion of 6 months. First 1 year breast milk is main source of energy. Start with one meal per day, gradually increase to 2-3 meals by 9 months.
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continue breast feeding till 2 years
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Hello , it’s starting of 6 th month.
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Continue breast feeding till 2 yrs of age
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