Age-by-age guide to feeding babies/ Indian Baby food Chart
This age-by-age Indian baby food chart will help you in deciding what to feed your baby at what age during the precarious first year. These are only rough guidelines to help you. Do not stress upon feeding your baby only what and how much is mentioned here. Every baby is different and if your baby wants to have something more or less, follow baby’s lead.
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If you have any doubts regarding your baby’s diet or health, always check with baby’s doctor.
First 4 months/ 5 month old baby food chart
What to feed:
How much : Depends on baby :
- Every 2-3 hours during the day and every 3-4 hours during night.
What Not to Feed : Anything other than breastmilk or formula
Resist the temptation or pressure created by advice from people around you. You will receive many well-meaning advices regarding starting dal pani or fruit juices or even water. But, do not give in and do not start solids till baby is close to 6 months and then start solids only with the doctor’s recommendation.
Read more on what foods to avoid during first year
P.S. Breast milk is digested much better and far more quickly than formula. Hence, it can be seen that breast fed babies feed more frequently than formula fed babies.