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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Peg feeding...: Peg feeding is when nutrition is given via a tube placed in the stomach through the skin. The tube is usually placed by a GI doctor during an endoscop... Read More

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
When baby is hungry!: Babies who are otherwise healthy are pretty good self-regulators; they'll let you know when they need to eat and when they are full. Most babies will ... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
When Hungry!: A pat answer.! how do we know? An simple answer for an infant is when you can console, sooth or calm down your baby without feeding them they are not ... Read More
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
When baby wants: Simply feeding when, how often and how much the baby seems to want.
Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
When baby wants: On demand feeding refers to feeding the baby when baby wants as opposed to feeding on a set schedule. In the newborn period, on-demand feeding is usu... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Artificial feeding: The term artificial feeding most usually refers to feedings which are given either through a tube in the stomach or through an IV to allow someone to... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Very difficult: Anorexia nervosa is a serious and potentially lethal disease. In my opinion it is a biochemical disorder, not "psychological". The urgent need is for ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
3 years: Whole nuts are not suggested until age three because of choking hazard. Peanut butter is currently not recommended until after age 2 because of allerg... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Lande
Specializes in Pediatrics
7-9 months: You can start to give your baby yogurt somewhere between 7 and 9 months.
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Lotsa possibilities: Babies can go through periods of eating more or less depending upon growth needs. Illnesses often cause appetites to change, too. Family, social, emot... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Yes, nurses are qualified to be trained to administer tube feedings. There are many different formulations of nutrition solutions as well as routes of... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No magic age: I generally recommend beginning foods at 4 months. Some doctors recommend six months or later. Some parents begin earlier than 4 months without ill ... Read More

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