A 31-year-old member asked:
is frozen vegetarian food healthy?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully.
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Does my baby need more food?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
No: If your baby is gaining well and he/she is not requiring more and more frequent feeds, then you baby should be getting enough food.
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When will my baby be able to handle large pieces of food?
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Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends: Most infants can start to tolerate more solid foods (such as bits of pasta) around 9 months of age. This often occurs around the same age the baby develops a good pincer grasp. However, some babies have problems which delay the timing (eg. Reflux, feeding aversion or gagging). Also many premature babies need extra time to develop this skills. It is best to consult your doctor on the right timing.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Is it ok to make baby food at home?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Here are the caveats: avoid carrots, turnips, parsnips which can take high levels of nitrates from the soil. Make sure storage containers are sterilized just as you would do with canning. Have fun!
6.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
What can I do if my baby will not stop throwing food?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Try another approach: If a baby throws food, he may just be playing. When he is really hungry, re-approach him and eat with him, to show that food is for eating. If he throws food because he is angry, the parent can "disappear" and watch the baby from behind, and then come back to try again a few minutes later. When a baby is truly hungry, he is less likely to throw the food away.
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What should I do if my baby is really particular about the food he eats?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Keep trying: Keep introducing new foods with different textures and flavors. Often they will have to try something up to 10-15 times before liking it. Babies and kids are more likely to eat when they see others eating as well. Be a model for your children and talk about how yummy and healthy the food is. Above all, don't give up, keep introducing those healthy foods and try not to resort to processed foods.
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Last updated Feb 24, 2018
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