Q:

hi..my baby born prematurely is reaching 6 months now ( corrected age will be 4) .. until now he is exclusively breast feed only as per need formula is given . please suggest what all I can do so that he doesn't face nutritional deficiency in future and he grows up as healthy as full term baby.. can I start solids from.next month ..? do I need to take diet plan for him from doctor. please advice.. all I want him to completely healthy and reach all milestones .



Tanvi Sampat

premature?? whn was he born

Subha

It is best to get diet plan from doctor. Its also known that they suggest only breastfeed until 6 months. As babies hunger level grows and only breastfeed isn't sufficient, usually most mommies start solids like raagi porridge and wheat porridge when the baby completes 3 months. However the feed of both porridge is only 1 time in a day like morning ragi and wheat during evening or night as far as I know. Rest of the hours breastfeeding or formula feeding. Slowly they'll introduce other foods like mashed vegs and fruits (not sure which month). I have friends whose kids are healthy, too sharp and much active though they are pre-term babies. So pls don't worry much. And yes pls continue breastfeeding and continue that as much as possible even after introducing solids.

Anonymous

thanks subha a lot
yes I will.. tanvi he was born in 7 month ..now he approaching 6 month but corrected age since born 2 month early is 4 month

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