Our expert says:
The general consensus is that babies should not receive solids until they are 6 months old at which stage you can introduce cooked, pureed vegetables like the butternut, carrots, squash, or potato, and baby cereals. The latter will not contribute to weight gain if you reduce his milk intake moderately and give him plain clean water (boiled and cooled) to drink. Is your baby being treated for the reflux by a Paediatrician? If not, I would advise that you have him examined to see if there are no paediatric medications that can assist with the reflux. If you find that you are struggling with this condition, please also consider consulting a a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will be able to assess your son to see what can be done if he is overweight and how you can manage the reflux.
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