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Can we give CERELAC to 5 months old baby? I heared that cerelac is available for babies older than 6 months..

Asked by rqn, 21 Oct '08 05:21 pm
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The Indian Academy of Pediatrics and the Ministry of Women and Child Development of India, strongly recommend that the mother breastfeed exclusively for the first six months. Breastmilk contains all the nutrients which the baby needs to grow. These include proteins, fat, carbohydrates, sugar, water and also antibodies that protect the child. Breast milk is easier for babies to digest than any other food. Also, it gives baby a physical intimacy with the mother and allows lasting bond to grow between the two.

No other food or liquid is necessary for the baby during this period (unless your doctor advises you otherwise). There is no need for cow's milk, sugar water, honey water, fruit juices, vegetable juices, milk powder etc. to be given to the baby during this period. Breast milk contains all the nutrition and hydration required by the baby.

Once your baby is 6 months old, you can start adding solid foods to the diet but breast milk must remain the primary source of nutrition til ...more
Answered by R N, 24 Oct '08 12:32 pm

 
  
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I used to give my son celelac ever since he was 3 months old.
try mashed banana , tiger biscuit soaked in milk too
Answered by deepa, 21 Oct '08 05:31 pm

 
  
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Yes. Also try 'daal water', khichari, etc which are cheaper alternatives.
Answered by ramandatirtha, 21 Oct '08 05:28 pm

 
  
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Not advisable.
Answered by dvnm sharma, 21 Oct '08 05:22 pm

 
  
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You are right. Try giving messed banana
Answered by sanjay sharma, 21 Oct '08 05:21 pm

 
  
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