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Hie! My son is 4th month old  n weighs 6.3kg his birth weight was 2.5kg.He is on both Bm n Fm n his doc suggested to start with dal water,rice water n fruit juices..my query is how will i come to know that my baby digested properly or what are the symptoms to look for..



Roopashree Siddireddy

Please wait till baby complete 6 months. Every doctor suggest this. Don't know why your doctor has suggested solids so soon. Please wait couple of months. it will be too early and baby liver and pancreas gets pressure .

Roopashree Siddireddy

Sheeba Vijesh Sheeba Rizvi what do u think ?

Amreen

he even said "u should give water...365days!"

Roopashree Siddireddy

no..no. nothing other than BM and FM. take second opinion from another doctor please.

Amreen

i dnt knw y he said..though he is  an experienced n reputed doc

Sonam patel

you should take a second opinion.. or you should ask your doc directly that normally solids are given after baby completes 6 months.. so it's is okay to give now

Amreen

n there is an article Weaning Food Recipe (4 to 6 months).. so wat abt ds??

Chubby

 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) section on breastfeeding recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for the first six months, the AAP's nutrition section and guidelines for pediatricians recommend starting solids at 4 to 6 months

Chubby

generally doc recommend solids early for a formula fed baby
and if they see signs
has your baby shows signs of readiness?
does he hold his head well, 
can sit,
is eager to participate in mealtime and may try to grab food and put it in his mouth.
i had stated solids for my champ at 4.5 months as he was lactose intolerant
and he was giving me all the signs that he was ready for solids
now to your questions 1- if its not digested he'll get loosies so stop what ever ur giving and start after a while
2) already answered
just go with your gut you are the best judge

Amreen

Chubby ped said to start with liquids for now. if baby poops after feeding means its not digested..ryt?

Chubby

no not really...
is his poop runny?
or is it like what he use to poop

Amreen

not runny..its normal. i gave few sips of watermelon.only the liquid.

Amreen

n he was really enjoying it 🤗

Chubby

only if its runny you should worry.. 
take it slow follow the 3 day rule n don't go beyond a few spoons
all the best tc

asha chaudhry

hi Am, pls wait till 6 months are completed. thats what doctors advise. i followed this even 10 yrs ago!

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