hii dr.sonali.. my baby has completed 6 months.. now she is suffering from cold from 2 days.. she is not showing interest to drink milk.. I am bf mom.. what should I do?? I am giving banana once in a day and cerelac twice..  she is not ready to eat apple.. want to start khichidi with rice,and dals powder.. give suggestions mam

Sonali Shivlani

It is difficult for a baby to breast feed when they have a cold as the nasal passages are blocked and while feeding they find it difficult to breathe. Place a napkin with a few drops of eucalyptus oil on your shoulder on the side that you are feeding and try. You can also use a nasal aspirator to clean the nose and then latch baby on. Also saline nose drops like nasoclear or nasomist will help. For solids there is no rush. We start solids at six months with just one meal and one item at a time. Babies this age take some time to get used to variety.

immadisetty gururaji

thank u mam.. my baby goes to look alternative days only once.. is it fine??

Sonali Shivlani

If stools are soft and easy to pass then yes it is normal.

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