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Guidelines for weaning processes in Breastfed:
Source: NIN, ICMR, book Nutrition for Mother and Child
Note: from introduction of one food to next -- There needs to be a gap of 2 weeks.
Supplementary feeding from 6 months – 1 year it is recommended that feeding is organized in
3stages on the basis of physical quality of the supplementary food used
a) Liquid supplements
Age
Supplementary foods
(Breastfeeding continued )
Frequency of
supplement
First food
after 6 months)
Ripe banana, sweet potato
These are soft, sweet, more
nutritionally dense than
commercial cereals, low in
allergenicity and can easily be
mashed to a smooth consistency.
1 feed/ day
Next
food
started after
1 weak of
starting the
first food
continue the above feed and
include - porridge from wheat
flour or ground rice (start with
only one cereal).
1 feed /day in a
ddition to
the above (total 2
feeds per day
7
th
to 8
th
month
Continue
t
he above two feeds
and in addition- foods such as
mashed dhal (High iron and
protein rich) can be started.
Ragi or ground millet etc ,
mixed with oil
Start with 1 feed
/day gradually
increase the
frequency to 3
feeds/days (cereal
and pulses) by 8
months of age
9
th
to
12
th
month
chapatti softened in milk , green
leafy vegetables can be added to
dhal or kichri (add little oil to all
the above preparations ), idli,
upma, curd rice,
variety of vegetables
.
Fruits variety (but apple ,apricot or
peer should be given only after
stewing)
Egg, (boiled) minced meat ,fish
4-6 feeds day
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source: nutritionsocietyindia.org
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