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how often should my four month old eat and how much?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Happy and growing?: A happy, growing, young baby makes his own schedule, but it should be pretty regular by 4 months. Healthy babies are fed "ad lib", which means we let the baby decide when and how much to drink. However, after 3 months of age, a normal baby can be allowed to go 6-7 hours at night without feeding or other parental interaction. The pediatrician can talk about any concerns, at the 6 month check-up.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can my 4-month-old start cereal?

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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Usually.: A baby is ready when he can hold his head up enough to eat from a spoon. Use a spoon to feed your baby cereal, not a bottle or infant feeder. Sitting up while eating helps your baby learn good eating habits. When you start cereal, start with rice cereal mixed with breast milk or formula. You may want to start with a thin mix of cereal and thicken it gradually.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can I give my 4-month-old purees?

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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Yes: Pureed fruits and vegetables can also be started between 4 and 6 months. Start a new food no more often than every 2 to 3 days to make sure your baby is not allergic to the new food.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Should I read to my 4-month-old?

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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Yes.: As your baby gets older, read to her every day. Choose books that are durable (cloth or board books). Pick books with bright colors and large simple pictures.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Is it okay for my 4-month-old to watch tv?

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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No: Never prop your baby in front of a tv.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I make the car safe for my 4-month-old?

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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Rear-facing car seat: Your baby should be in a rear-facing car seat until s/he is at least 1 year old and weighs 20 pounds.  make sure your child still meets the height and weight limits of your rear-facing car seat.  carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions when installing new or converting old car seats for your child.

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