7 Jan 2022 | 3 min Read
Dr Pooja Marathe
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Your 6-months-old baby has a small delicate stomach and will soon learn to chew solids foods when offered. When you introduce a solid food diet to your infant make sure it’s soft, easy to chew and swallow, nutritious and home-cooked. You can offer small meals to your baby or when your baby puts his/her hands in the mouth as it’s the sign that your baby is hungry. Your baby can be colicky, may have some allergies or digestive problems after consuming certain foods. There is no need to worry as you can always rush to the doctor if you notice such signs. You must allow your baby to relish the food and do not force your baby to finish the meal.
In addition to the breastmilk/formula milk feeds, solid foods can be introduced for breakfast and lunch. Try avoiding salt and sugar in your recipes as that can give unwanted stress on your child’s kidneys. Some healthy food options for your baby are as follows:
You can get a diet plan from a certified nutritionist also. For a start, you can add a stewed apple to the breakfast for the first two days of the week. Then you can add lentil soup in the lunch along with the stewed apple in the breakfast for the next two days. If you didn’t notice any allergy then you can change the fruit and soup for the next week and you can offer a variety of foods so on and so forth. You can look out for some amazing recipes on the internet and don’t be disappointed if your child disapproves of your culinary skills. You must not force your child to eat everything you cook for them. For your baby’s stress-free mealtime, you must follow these tips: