Q. Can I give Cerelac for a 4. 5 months old baby?

Answered by
Dr. Babu Lal Meena
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 25, 2016 and last reviewed on: Dec 19, 2019

Hi doctor,

My baby girl is 4.5 months old and she is exclusively breastfed. Her birth weight was 3.5 kg and she is currently weighing 5.5 kg. Is her weight gain normal? Do you suggest adding cerelac to her diet? I could not see any sign of milk insufficiency, but had a concern on her weight gain. Also, she urinates nearly 20 times in a day, is this normal? Please guide.

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Medical Gastroenterology Paediatrics


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  • Yes, her weight is fine. And probably your feed is also fine, because she is gaining weight adequately.
  • You can notice sign of adequate feed in the form of satisfaction after feeding, frequent urination, sleeping after feed and gaining weight.
  • Supplements are required after six months of age. Till then breast milk is sufficient. There is no need to give Cerelac now.
  • Start giving cereals after six months of age.

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