Upto 6months: EXCLUSIVE BREAST FEEDS
6 months to 9 months: -
In addition to breast milk start cereal based Porridge with milk & sugar, (Ragi, Ground rice, Suji, Millet) May Add mashed fruits like, Banana, Apple. You may give readymade cereal mix like Cerelac, Farex etc…
9 months to 1 year: -
Baby should be used to feeding from the family pot (mashed Rice with dal; khichari, idly, Dosa, Egg, a little chapathi - softened in dal or milk or curds; mashed vegetables & fruits). In a day 2-3 feeds of solids can be given.
Bowl, Spoon & Plates used for feeding the baby should be sterilized before every feed.
Baby can start chewing on soft food. The food does not need to be mashed but, if required can be chopped or pounded. By about 1 year baby should be eating food cooked for the family at least 4 to 5 times daily.
Breast feeds should be continued for as long as feasible, preferably well into the second year of life
***DO NOT USE***
GRIPE WATER/ FEEDING BOTTLE/ SIPPER / STRAW GLASS