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Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

not for most: As one of the most successful formulas today this could not be if it were harsh on babies stomach.There are numerous reasons a baby may not tolerate a specific formula, and these are specific to the child. ...Read more

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How nutritious is BeechNut baby cereal?

How nutritious is BeechNut baby cereal?

About: as nutritious as any other infant cereal. Rice cereal and oatmeal are very similar across brands. Beware of the stage 2 sweet potato and chicken though, as there's a recall because some glass was found contaminating some jars. ...Read more

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When should a baby start eating baby cereal?

When should a baby start eating baby cereal?

Between 4 & 6 months: Cereal is generally introduced at anytime between 4 and 6 months of age. Adding cereal is complementary, and cereal is an additional source of iron supply. ...Read more

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When should babies start eating baby food?

When should babies start eating baby food?

4-6 months: Most babies will do fine with breast fe eding or bottle feeding alone for six months. But some seem hungrier and you can introduce solids as early as 4-5 months. ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant and eat cornstarch baby powder. Will it harm the baby.

23 weeks pregnant and eat cornstarch baby powder. Will it harm the baby.

Pica, a funny word: Pica is a word that means craving and eating non nutritional substances such as chalk, or popular in the South -dirt/clay. Yes, it includes starch as well and simply is not useful to the developing fetus. for growth and development regardless of whether it causes "harm" or not. So, please stop the practice and certainly tell your OB MD and I promise you that she/he will not "laugh it off". ...Read more

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When can a baby start eating baby food?

When can a baby start eating baby food?

4 months: Babies can start with cereals, vegetables or fruits at 4 months of age. Meats and juice are not to be started until at least 6 months and honey at 1 year. Start with the number 1 foods and try only one new food every 3-5 days so you can watch for problems. Bon apetit. ...Read more

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When should babies stop eating baby food?

When should babies stop eating baby food?

No fixed age: You can transition the child, after six months of age, to regular food as the child tolerates it. Eating baby food will not adversely affect the child's health. ...Read more

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9 month old baby boy wont drink milk. My pedia says baby is healthy. How do I make him drink? Formula fed.

9 month old baby boy wont drink milk. My pedia says baby is healthy. How do I make him drink? Formula fed.

Feeding problems: You can not make him drink.Formula. At this age he should be drinking less milk and eating more solid foods. You can offer him formula not whole milk, in a sippy cup with his solid food meals. If your pediatrician says he is growing well then not to worry. He should be taking 6 meals including solids per day. Do not make eating a struggle! ...Read more

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My baby is drinking pedialyte can she drink formula?

My baby is drinking pedialyte can she drink formula?

Sure: If she 's been on pedialyte because of gastroenteritis and been tolerating well, formula should be introduced, maybe smaller amount often to be sure she tolerates it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start feeding your baby rice cereal at 15 weeks?

Is it safe to start feeding your baby rice cereal at 15 weeks?

Safe by why start: Breast milk or formula provide balanced nutrition for infants for the first year of life. Supplements do not improve infant nutrition.50 years ago they were introduced early because people made a crude & incomplete formula from evaporated milk (great for calf's not kids).Today we use solids to introduce texture & a new feeding skill. Six months is the recommended age. ...Read more

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When to give a baby baby food and solids?

When to give a baby baby food and solids?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more

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My 8 month old son will feed himself toast, peas, and baby cookies but when I try feeding him 8 month food with solids he refuses it. Why?

My 8 month old son will feed himself toast, peas, and baby cookies but when I try feeding him 8 month food with solids he refuses it. Why?

Likes and dislikes: Babies have likes and dislikes regarding taste, smell and textures.What he likes, he will more aggressively go after. If he is not thrilled, he will appear"lazy". Do not worry, he will learn. ...Read more

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When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?

When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?

See below: There is no difference in the calories provided by formula and breast milk. 3 week old babies should be feeding around every 3 hours. And they should be waking at night for feeding. There is no reason to switch to formula. ...Read more

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When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

Not necessary early: During the 50's & 60's when moms made their own cow milk based formula, it was important to feed solids to make up for the deficiencies of cow milk.Today the breast or commercial formula fed babies need no solids the first year. We have a need to teach them the different skills needed to feed solids & most are ready @ 6m when they start sitting with assistance. This is a good time to start. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby rice cereal?

Should I feed my baby rice cereal?

No: Yes, if the doctor recommended adding rice cereal to breastmilk or formula as a thickener to decrease reflux/spitting symptoms. Otherwise, babies under 4 months of age do not eat baby food. They only drink breastmilk and/or formula. Baby food is started at 6 months. Some parents try giving rice cereal at 4-5 months, but that usually is not necessary. It's best to wait until 6 months. ...Read more

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Is it ok to switch from simlac baby formula to gurber baby formula?

Is it ok to switch from simlac baby formula to gurber baby formula?

Yes.: In general all infant formulas have similar calorie and nutrition content. Some parents feel bad hey baby made it one formula better than another, but in general there are no problems with switching from one infant formula to another. ...Read more

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Is an exersaucer toy harmful to 5 months old supported sitter baby?

Is an exersaucer toy harmful to  5 months old supported sitter baby?

No: If your 5 month old has some abdominal strength and ability to sit up a little then it would be a great idea to start using the exersaucer. ...Read more

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What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

I wait until sitting: Studies of various populations show that breast milk alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read more

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Will my baby wean himself if I introduce solids?

Will my baby wean himself if I introduce solids?

No: If you want him to wean, you will need to wean him. I've seen babies that were allowed/encouraged to nurse continue to do so to the age of five years, despite eating a full diet of solid foods. If you want to wean, simply offer the breast less as he eats more. If you don't want to wean him, continue offering the breast. Breast milk will remain good nutrition long after he starts eating solids. ...Read more

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