Hello friends....my baby is 4 months old and is predominantly formula fed as i have low milk supply since beginning...dr has suggested to start dal and rice ka pani he said weaning is required since formula fed babies are high risk...can anyone advise on the same and also how to prepare moong daal ka pani for 4 month old is it fine to put turmeric and hing?

You should totally avoid eating right now it will cause gastric upset for baby you can put just just a pinch of turmeric and you can and do this preparation in ghee e or once you are done with pressure cooking the yellow split moong dal you can take it out add a pinch of coriander powder and a small teaspoon of ghee with a pinch of salt and give this to your baby you can feed this preparation once you are done with rice water thing because the first you must start with rice water so when you boil the rice and the rise becomes froti then you can collect that froth mix one tablespoon of curd in it a little bit jeera powder and a little just a pinch of Himalayan pink salt and feed this to your baby just check it is not too sour or tangy as it can upset banaya throat. Give rice broath 3 times for 5 days then check babys poop if it is not very dark green or baby gets gassy then you are good to go with moong dal thing next week but in 4 months old we do not start we start from 5.month and 20 days.

Hi please no, and formula doesn't do any harm. It will be the main source of nutrition till 1 year. Read the following.

There are 4 criteria that HAVE to be met most importantly before starting solids.;
1. Baby must have completed 180 days/6 Months;
2. Baby must be able to sit unsupported for a few seconds;
3. Baby must have lost tongue thrust.;
4. Shows interest in food;
Once baby meets ALL the criteria, only then you may start solids.;
Please remember that for the baby’s first year, bm/fm is the main source of nutrition. Solids are not to be used to make the child “fatter/gain weight/fuller/sleep better”;
This is because their digestive tracks are still not mature enough to process food completely so they may not be able to extract nutrition fully from solids. However, having said that, it doesn’t mean you should not feed them healthy options. This is the practice period which will set the pattern for their eating habits in the long run... so avoid force feeding, distraction feeding, giving junk food or masking tastes of things;
No animal milk, salt, no sugar/jaggery/honey till the baby completes 1 year. Even post that if you can avoid, please do.;
Before every solids meal, give bm/ff (about 20-30 mins before);
Continue to breastfeed as normal and don’t replace a feed session with solids.;
When you introduce solids introduce everything individually first, be it fruit or vegetable or cereal.;
6th month - 1 meals;
7th Month-2 meals;
8th Month- 3 meals;
9th month- 3 meals and a snack if needed;
10th Months- same; as above and give snacks as per demand.;
If you are doing traditional weaning, then steam instead of boiling before pureeing;
Start with breakfast and observe any reactions.;
Offer variety. Don’t give the baby the same thing for several days
Don’t be alarmed if baby doesn’t eat more than a few grains or a bite in the initial days, it’s normal.;
Follow the baby’s cues when it comes to quantity. If baby persistently refuses then don’t force.;
Will add to this if I remember any more points
Some suggestions for starting weaning :-
Sweet potato;
Chick peas;
Any other fruit or vegetable;
You can also give upma or Ragi porridge
Post introducing everything on its own you can start doing combinations;
Like peas and cauliflower;
Apples and banana etc
Introduce without spice first so baby can taste everything in its natural form.;

Thanks both...will wait till baby turns 6 month old

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