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Recently, I have read in an article that consuming milk and milk products may cause cancer due the use of artificial cattle feeding. Is that true? Is it possible to avoid milk products completely? Please provide your valuable suggestions!

Recently, I have read in an article that consuming milk and milk products may cause cancer due the use of artificial cattle feeding. Is that true? Is it possible to avoid milk products completely? Please provide your valuable suggestions!

Not cancer forming: milk products not associated with the development of cancer. Cattle feed which may contain hormone is not in a high enough level to produce side effects which on their own would not be related to cancer, but might induce fibrocystic disease of breast. The volume of milk needed would be excessive. Most cancers defined today if not genetically induced (5%) are viral or carcinogen induced. ...Read more

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What should my baby's feeding schedule be?

What should my baby's feeding schedule be?

Every 4 hours: New babies eat whenever they feel like. As the newborn grows and approaches 6-8 weeks of age, he/she will feed about every 4 hours. As he/she continues to grow to 6 months of age, solids can be given morn, noon and evening with formula every 4 to 6 hours during the day. After 6 months of age, most babies should be sleeping through the night and not waking up for food or drink. ...Read more

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What do I feed someone with gastroentirities?

What do I feed someone with gastroentirities?

Rest, be comfortable: Drink plenty of liquid daily: suck on ice chips; sip water, clear soda, clear broths, non-caffeinated sports drinks. Let the stomach settle. Stop eating solid fatty seasoned foods for a few hours. Ease back to eating bland, easy-to-digest foods: soda crackers, toast, gelatin, bananas, rice, chicken. Stop eating if nausea returns. Avoid dairy, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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How much time should I leave between feedings?

About 2 hours: Infants feed every 2-3 hours. More frequent than that would cut into their rest time. ...Read more

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How to feed someone who isn't taking their food?

How to feed someone who isn't taking their food?

Obey the law: Try to find the cause of the person not being able / willing to eat, and address it if possible. If it's anorexia nervosa, leave this to a specialist. At the end of life, there is no reason to force-feed someone and in fact it is a crime in most jurisdictions. "Grandma probably won't be with us much longer. You don't want your last memories to be arguments over eating." ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby is distracted and having trouble feeding?

Dim room: Dim the lights and keep the room quiet. Decrease visual distractors (pictures on the wall nearby, comforter over the back of the chair) and stay quiet. Try to maintain eye contact if you can. Maybe hum or sing very softly. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby corn?

When can I feed my baby corn?

6 months: Most experts agree nowadays that the previously-held theories about limiting food exposure to babies to prevent food allergies were poppycock and actually caused more food allergies. That said, corn is a vegetable that would need to be mashed up to be given to a smaller infant, so it's not the best first food for a baby, but 6 months old should be a fine age to introduce it. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby nuts?

When can I feed my baby nuts?

Wait until talking: Nuts are not necessary for a balanced infant nutrition but do have valuable nutrients. I have had parents offer nuts, popcorn & similar fare as snacks, only to have the infant suck pieces into the lung. Days may go by before a terrible pneumonia starts & baby couldn't get better until the nut piece was removed in the or.Wait until they can talk well so they can tell you if they inhaled the snack. ...Read more

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