Continued from: Food Chart for Babies, Indian Baby Food Chart, Infant Feeding Guidelines Chart

 

Month-wise meal plans/ diet charts for infants

Nutrition For Toddlers

Sample Diet Plans for Toddlers

Indian Baby Food Chart for 4-6 Months

Although recommendations are to exclusively feed baby on breastmilk or Formula only till the age of 6 months, many families and pediatricians prefer to start babies on some sort of external food sometime between 4 and 6 months, preferably close to 6 month mark.

 

 

If you decide to start your baby on something other than breastmilk or formula between 4-6 months, ensure that it should be very gradual and liquid.

You should follow the 3 day rule, ie. you should introduce only one new food at a time and keep a gap of atleast 3-4 days before introducing anything else. E.g. if you start your baby on moong dal water, as is traditional in India, continue giving the same , only about a teaspoon full, for atleast 3-4 days. If you see any allergies/reactions/ rash, discontinue immediately and wait for few more weeks before trying again.

According to some studies, proteins are more difficult to digest and hence they should be introduced after 6 months. In that case, you can start baby on rice cereal / fruits / vegetables etc.

 

What to Feed : 

  • BreastMilk or Formula

What not to Feed :

  •  Any solid food which needs chewing.
  •  Citrus fruits
  •  Dairy

Read more on what foods to avoid during first year

New Introduction :

  • Dal water, Rice water, Diluted Rice cereal, mashed banana diluted with baby’s milk, cooked and thinly pureed and strained fruits and vegetables

 See more on what to feed baby between 4-7 months.

 

 

Indian Baby Food Chart for 4-6 months

 

How much :

Solids at this age are just to introduce baby to something other than breastmilk or formula. Take it very, very slow, starting with just a teaspoon of food, gradually increasing it to a tablespoon or so. If your baby does not want to take it, don’t force the issue. There is no need for baby to have solid food at this age. All your baby’s nutrition needs are fulfilled by breastmilk or formula, so do not worry, if your baby does not want to take new food. Wait for a few days and then try again.

 

P.S. Do not feel pressurized by seeing other babies or listening to other mothers, who say that their babies were eating so and so much during this age. Always remember that your baby is unique and no two babies behave or feed in the same way. Check your baby’s growth using Growth Chart calculator

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  • Hema latha

    This is very helpful. Thank you. My baby is 7 months old, can you suggest a food chart for her?

    जनवरी 12, 2016 at 8:26 अपराह्न Reply

  • Anuradha

    Hi there. I have a 15 months old, but he is very lean. I have to keep hearing about him being thin. Can you suggest how to help him gain some weight.

    जनवरी 12, 2016 at 8:48 अपराह्न Reply

  • femi Ruban

    Please send me 8 month baby food chart

    जनवरी 20, 2016 at 7:54 अपराह्न Reply

  • Suchanda

    Hi..my gal baby have completed 10months. .can I give boiled egg to her?…please help me.

    फ़रवरी 9, 2016 at 1:28 पूर्वाह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      You may give yolk to her. If she takes it well, introduce egg white around 12 months of age.

      फ़रवरी 13, 2016 at 12:17 अपराह्न Reply

  • sravani

    hi
    my babu age now 5months ending.
    so daily daily weight loss. how it is resolve.
    pls advice

    मार्च 10, 2016 at 9:38 अपराह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      Hello Sravani,
      Your baby will soon start solids, which might help. Also, do not reduce the breastfeed or formula once he starts solids. Do discuss this with baby’s doctor. Babies usually double their birth weight in the first 6 months. If he has done that, then there might not be anything to worry.

      मार्च 11, 2016 at 11:41 पूर्वाह्न Reply

  • Devashree Joshi

    Its a wonderful site that can help me a lot in every months for baby growth.Thank u so much

    मार्च 11, 2016 at 2:39 अपराह्न Reply

  • ujjayini mitra

    my baby is 5months 19days old..till now i dnt introduce any fruit? do i ? can i start nestrum this week?

    मार्च 19, 2016 at 12:09 पूर्वाह्न Reply