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Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Healthy diet: A pregnant woman should follow a healthful balanced diet. It is sometimes difficult to find time to make all the foods that are recommended. However, a visit to a nutritionist or a site recommended by an OB provider can make it easier to plan ahead and buy and prepare healthy foods. There are prenatal care guides that obs follow for determining the correct number of calories. ...Read more
3 meals and 2 snacks: A one year old should be able to eat anything that the parents eat, unless they have a known allergy or it is a food that may not be safe for them. The more variety you introduce at an early age, the better it is for your child. Include all the food groups with lot of colors and textures on the plate. Make sure it is safe and they are not allergic to anything. ...Read more
Gender Selection: No. The only way to guarantee a baby's gender is to do in vitro fertilization and then test the gender of each embryo prior to implantation. You can try to filter sperm based on weight to select a gender but this method is not fool proof. There is no way to naturally encourage one gender over the other. ...Read more
Research shows strawberry is good for diabetic although at infant stage. Should I include it in my regular diet?
Yes they are good source of vitamins. Being a diabetic you may b
Have few each day. ...Read more
The proper diet...: ...For a breast feeding mother is the proper diet for anyone. Eat lean meats, lots of vegetables, plenty of fruit, and whole grains. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Continue your prenatal vitamins as long as you're nursing, and a lot of those vitamins will be passed through the milk. Breast fed babies, newborn or 20 months, should be on a vitamin d supplement daily. ...Read more
Yes: Iron is a binding substances for infants. Try reducing the amount and speaking to your pediatrician. ...Read more
Given butter contains trans fat and cholesterol (good for myelin though), is it advisable to include (10g/day) in 1.5yo normal-weighing infant's diet?
Yes: Butter contains a small amount of trans fat in the form of conjugated linoleic acid, which is good for you! Not all trans fats are bad! Cholesterol in butter does not significantly raise our cholesterol levels and cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. No need to avoid butter, but far better if organic esp. From grass-fed cows. See my comment for some interesting links. ...Read more
My babies age 5 months 10 days. Now I want to give her extra foods like as rice, fruits, fish, meat etc. But she've hb e/beta thal. So I need diet chart.
You may wean the baby normally. Start with rice cereal as a breakfast. Before you add anything new, wait 3 days to see for any food borne allergies.
Fruits like Apple can be added. Fish and meat can be started at 9 months. ...Read more