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What number of nighttime feeds for a baby starting solids?

What number of nighttime feeds for a baby starting solids?

Please resubmit : your question with your baby's age in months & weeks, current formula intake in ounces/24 hours or number of times you breastfeed/24 hours. If you're asking if a healthy, typically-developing 6-month old should be fed when he night wakes, the answer is no, unless you want to train him to be a night feeder & increase his risk of dental caries. ...Read more

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6 months old baby started solid food but not favourable for her.Can i add sugar in her rice cereals so as to improve taste?adding sugar is harmful?

6 months old baby started solid food but not favourable for her.Can i add sugar in her rice cereals so as to improve taste?adding sugar is harmful?

The problem is that : 6-month-olds have learned behaviors. If you start with sweetened foods, she will develop a preference for them. This is a good time to learn that you control the healthy food you offer her, but you can't MAKE her eat, sleep or poop in the potty. Try a vegetable; re-try cereal in a week.See www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/HALF-Implementation-Guide/Age-Specific-Content/P ...Read more

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There is not much info about iugr babies why do they have issues with feeding? Should i expect my iugr baby to start solids like normal babies?

There is not much info about iugr babies why do they have issues with feeding? Should i expect my iugr baby to start solids like normal babies?

IUGR : Iugr can be caused by alot of different things. The iugr can also affect different parts of your baby and their development. So, not all iugr babies are exactly alike when it comes to feeding. Some feed just fine and i would assume yours will also. You can offer solids (soft foods like fruit or rice cereal) at anywhere from 4 months to 6 months and see how your baby does. ...Read more

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6 months baby. Just started solids. What kind of vegetables are recommended to start with? And can I feed her fruits like avocado? What about juice?

6 months baby. Just started solids. What kind of vegetables are recommended to start with? And can I feed her fruits like avocado? What about juice?

Adding solid foods: You can mash or puree most vegetables for you baby. Banana and avocado are easy foods for baby. Introduce a new food every few days. Remember it can take 15 times before a baby "likes" a food. A serving size at this age is less than a tablespoon. Remember this is a messy time, babies love to feel their food. Juice is not critical for babies, avoid giving more than 4-6 oz of juice a day. ...Read more

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My 6 month old breastfeed baby just started solids and this morning I noticed a orange dot in his diaper. Should I be calling the doctor?

My 6 month old breastfeed baby just started solids and this morning I noticed a orange dot in his diaper. Should I be calling the doctor?

Not yet: If you give him baby jar food, it often contains carotene, which is yellow/orange, and some undigested color may pass through in the stool. Another thing that causes an orange dot in the diaper when he urinates is the reaction of the urine with the drying agent some diapers have to absorb the wetness. It may show as an orange spot in the front where the urine hits the diaper. ...Read more

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I'm in the dark. Please tell me how to start babies on solids?

I'm in the dark. Please tell me how to start babies on solids?

At 6 months: The american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for ~6 mos. & continuing until 12 mos. Nurse a little first if she's really hungry. Then switch to small half-spoonfuls of pureed food of your choice & talk her through it. Yum, good! respect her cues for hunger/satiety. Feed her during family meals. Introduce new foods every 2-3 days. See below. ...Read more

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Which foods can cause allergies to babies, when they start solid foods (6 months)?

Which foods can cause allergies to babies, when they start solid foods (6 months)?

Different strokes..: There are foods that tend to be more allergenic, but for any individual infant, the rules may not hold true. That's why you introduce foods one at a time, and watch and see if any type of reaction. But in general, seafood, nut containing foods, citrus and eggs and egg containing foods have more potentials towards allergies and should be introduced later rather than sooner. ...Read more

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When should a baby generally start eating solid foods?

When should a baby generally start eating solid foods?

Depends: in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest they should be introduced is between age 4-6 months. Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and to see if your baby is ready. ...Read more

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Help! Is 4 months too soon for a baby to start on solid food?

Help! Is 4 months too soon for a baby to start on solid food?

Cereal introduction: It is generally recommended: rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and juices with a cup at 6 months, meats and finger foods at 9 months, table foods and whole milk at 1 year. Have fun! ...Read more