Food For Baby

Food for the baby is given after the completion of breastfeeding. Initially, it is necessary to start with single-ingredient food. You can give finely mashed foods with vegetables can be given after 6 months of age. Solid foods can be given based on the baby's nutritional needs and hunger.

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Does breastfeeding alone is enough for my 10-month-old baby at night?

Query: Hi doctor, Our baby girl is 10 months old, and so far, we have been only breastfeeding her along with semi-solid food. Sometimes, mother's milk is not enough, and we do not know any alternative food to give at night. Yesterday night also she was hungry and crying, we got confused and eventually gave...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, biscuits have to be avoided as rightly mentioned. Formula milk can be given, but only when other homemade stuff is not available readily. There is no such thing as addiction to formula milk. You can continue breastfeeding up to two to three years. There is no need to...  Read Full »

My 18-weeks-old baby remains irritated with crying. Can this occur due to teething?

Query: Hello doctor,My 18 weeks old baby appears to have less interest in her bottles. She is only drinking approximately 20 to 24 ounces of milk instead of the recommended 30 to 35. She has become more irritable, crying, biting her hands and tethers. When I give her a bottle, she drinks a few ounces then ...  Read Full »


Dr. Laurent Hiffler

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your feelings and preoccupations. I might have to ask you a few more questions but here are some attempts to give you a beginning of an answer. Well, I would be dishonest if I would send you the miracle answer. But let us try together. What was your little...  Read Full »

Why does my baby fail to thrive though he is completely breastfed?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby was born at 37 weeks due to growth restriction. His weight was 5 lbs 3 oz. He was in NICU for seven days due to low blood sugar. He is 7 months old and weight 11 lbs 6 oz. He had reflux issues and lip and tongue tie. It was fixed at two months. The reflux was fine after 5 months o...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that the weight gain of your baby is fine. Normally birth weight doubles by the age of 6 months, which I think it has. As for 7-1/2 months of age, the weight is only a very little bit lesser probably because of reflux issues. Also, babies pass stools either 10...  Read Full »

Why does my 1-month-old baby scream throughout the night as if her belly hurts?

Query: Hi doctor,My one-month-old daughter usually eats around the clock but still has a lot of gas. The past several days, she eats only 0.5 to 1 or 2 ounces at a time while she was typically eating 3 to 3.5 ounces of formula. She rarely poops, and if she usually has diarrhea around 1 to 2 am. She also st...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will presume you had absolutely no other alternative than to start formula feeds for your baby. Babies having reduced stool frequency, passing loose watery stools, excessive crying at night can all be because of the formula feed. Generally, babies tolerate Similac...  Read Full »

Please suggest some dietary options for a 6-month-old baby.

Query: Hi doctor, Our baby is six months old. We have been only breastfeeding her and giving finger millet as a paste. What more should we give? We are confused and want to stay with natural food as much as possible. Kindly advise about the food that can be given. In the case of rice, should we boil and g...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As your baby has completed six months, you should start complementary feeds. Complementary feeds should be a balanced diet means it should have all the essential nutrients that are, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. Feeds ...  Read Full »

My baby is not taking proper feed for his growth. How to take care of him?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of a three-month-old baby. My baby is not eating enough and it resulted in causing other issues such as constipation, gas, and decreased urine output. I have tried changing many bottles and formulas. But nothing helped him. He just takes around 400 ml of milk in a maximum o...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal to have a weight of 5.9 kilograms in a three month old child. This is the weight that is usually present in a six months old child. So this definitely means that feeds are more than sufficient for the child. It is normal in children below the age of six mon...  Read Full »

What could cause pale stools in an 8-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby girl's thyroid level was 13, and bilirubin was 9 at the time of birth. And after six days, our Pediatrician told us to retake the test, and bilirubin was 13, and the thyroid test showed T3- 91, T4-13.05, and TSH - 2.05. We kept her in blue light for two days then we came home....  Read Full »


Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can help you. First of all, everything which you have said is normal except for pale stools. Can you send the picture of the stools if possible? Also, do not worry about initial jaundice. It will not happen again, usually. Walking well is a really good sign, which m...  Read Full »

How often can Bandy plus syrup be given to a 20-month-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and her weight is only 10.5 kg. She is not increasing her weight. But, she is very active. We had given Bandy syrup for worm problem, but still she keeps her fingers near anus. I would like to know the reason for such behavior. Could you please suggest me wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weight of 10.5 kg for 20 months old child seems a little bit less, but not that much of a cause to worry. Syrup Bandy (Albendazole and Ivermectin) can be given every six months once for worms. I would advise that all people living with the child should take a tablet or sy...  Read Full »

What food to give a 6 months old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 6 months old. I am a working mother and joining office soon. As a new mom, I am not sure about a healthy food and diet plan to be given to my baby at and after 6 months. Can you advise what all food can be given to a baby initially? Currently, she is having formula milk.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weaning with homemade mashed food should be started after 6 months of age. You can give the child mashed potatoes and other kinds of mashed fruits for at least four times a day along with mashed biscuits or other mashed snacks twice a day and breast milk. Please note t...  Read Full »

Can I continue breastfeeding for my 17 months old boy?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 17 months old. I am a working mom. My son was on breastfeed till two days back. Of late, my son has stopped eating breakfast, because he sucks milk the whole night. For the past few days, he eats only two mouths of food in the afternoon and night. We tried everything like changi...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mother's milk should be continued till 2 years of age. So, the breast milk is supposed to be continued. However, along with breast milk homemade food is also supposed to be given for weaning purpose. Please try and find out what he likes at home and provide him that, so t...  Read Full »

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