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my nutritional expert ped has suggested veelac first food for baby, I never wanted to give him this kind a food .. m giving him natural home.made things , but since he is preterm he is advised specifically veelac , any review of this first food? please suggest



Sheeba Vijesh

hi aradhana, how is baby doing by weight, activity levels and milestones? in my experience, since the paediatrician i usually take baby to is far from home, I had to search for a good one nearby in cases of emergencies. Each one has different opinions - while one suggested me to give cerelac equivalent first foid(i dont remember the name but it ended in -lac), another one suggested to give cerelac when i just asked his opinion, like if you want you give.... but his regular paed. whom I really like, because he never gives unnecessary nedicines, and because of whom I was able to breastfeed(I would have been forced to formula feed if it weren't for him), discourages giving any supplementary foods and says only homemade foods... i think you should give homemade cerelac... if baby has wholesome nutrition, then these things are not required...

aradhana sharma

yes dear thanks for th3 suggestion I too agree with you, and I have all set preparation for this and started with ragi and homemade cereals with help of weaning articles in baby chakra , but how I will convince my husband I don't know, becz that doctor has good repo and he is nutrition specialist, earlier ped who saved my baby in nicu had suggestion for natural foods only, since he was not available we went to this nutrition specialist sir,  I just want to finish this box for the sake of advice and don't want to repeat it again , wish me luck for home made foods, some times it's difficult to explain your own family.memebers , my baby looks lean but his weight is fine , milestones are also OK, but peipl3 around u seek baby should have chubby cheeks and should be fat, no matter what ever knowledge u have I need to face this sometimes Sheeba Vijesh

Sheeba Vijesh

same story dear... people want gol mator babies... otherwise they question you are starving the baby... at the rate which people advise about how a baby should look, all students of a class would have looked identical in height and weight... see what you can do dear... take good decisions, power to you for the struggles of motherhood☺

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