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A 27-year-old female asked:

i weaned my baby from breastfeeding. what will i give my weaned baby to make him eat food and be strong and healthy. thanks?

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Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 54 years experience
Depend on baby's age: If your baby is younger than 12 months of age, i would recommend baby formula till 12 months. After that you can give homogenized milk, but limit the amount to no more than 24 oz a day. If you give more milk, chance of developing iron deficiency is very high. The baby also should eat jarred baby foods, increasing the volume gradually. Start with vegetables such squash, green beans, and liver, beef.

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Can you tell me how have I affected my baby by eating so much junk food while breastfeeding ?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Baby likely OK: If you had a poor diet while breastfeeding, it more likely took its toll on you than on the baby. If the appropriate nutrients are not present while you are producing milk, your body will steal these nutrients out of your body's tissues in order to feed the baby. For instance, it will pull calcium out of your bones to ensure enough calcium in the milk for the infant. You need to get yourself back

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Last updated Nov 22, 2013

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