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When baby needs solid food in what month?If the baby eat breastmilk and formula ?Please send me table of baby food
Infant feeding: Solids should be given in by a spoon not bottle. Solid foods are started at 4-6 mos old. That first food should be full of nutrients esp iron and that food is pureed red meat. There are no studies to prove that rice cereal should be the first food introduced. The current trend is to start meats, vegetables, fruits & cereals in no sequence. Try a new food for a few days first before trying another. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on why: Self-feeding depends on fine motor & oral-motor skills & typically starts at 9 mos. Can she grasp objects with the palm of her hand (4 mos.), get her hands to her mouth (5-6 mos.) "scissor" grasp with thumb and forefinger(7-8 mos.) or pincer grasp (10-12 mos.)? Does she swallow foods other than liquids & hold/play with a spoon? If not, call 704-336-7130 for Early Intervention assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why keep score: Breast milk or formula will provide all the proper nutrition for the first year & there is no benefit in elaborate meal plans for baby.Solid feeds @ 6m are designed to introduce texture & begin training in another form of eating. An ounce or 2 in paste form made from dry cereal is fine.Adding a new food weekly & introducing some table foods over time will bridge the gap to table foods. ...Read more
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Only liquid food: A 3-month old baby eats only liquid food, called breast milk. If for some reason, the mother cannot produce breast milk, she can feed the baby a liquid food called baby formula. Solid foods, such as rice cereal mixed with formula or mixed with water, can be started at age 6 months... unless there is a special reason the doctor is asking for early use of rice cereal (such as in refluxing babies). ...Read more
My baby is 6 months old born 10 weeks early. She is very healthy. Can I start giving her crushed bananas and or baby food ie. Gerber bananas packaged?
Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. This schedule reduces development of food allergies based on gut maturation. Technically, your baby is closer to the 4 month stage for cereal introduction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: While the old answer, " if he can chew it,he can eat it" still holds true, the baby food industry has made it much easier to provide different foods for the babies. The only caution to be exercised is to introduce only one new food at a time in a week to watch fir any allergic reaction which should be noted and discussed with your pediatrician at his next appointment. ...Read more
Water: Bottled water , use plenty of it. ...Read more
Regular diet: If a 3 year-old child is healthy, she/he should be on regular healthy diet with all varieties of meat, fish, vegetables and fruits cooked or prepared in low salt, low sugar and low fat way like every one else. Also, healthy drinks like low fat milk--2 cups a day and the rest water, to drink. ...Read more
Yes: Babies are generally ready for solid foods between 4-6 months. Does your baby have good head control? Does your baby look interested in the food you are eating? If so, then now is the time to introduce some solid food. Start with whole grain cereal- you make it with formula or breastmilk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby food: Yes, most babies will tolerate grains like rice, wheat, and oats with formula as of 4 to 6 months as well as vegies and fruits. I suggest introducing foods with a test dose of one spoon the first day and then watching for any reaction over 24 hours. If none, i suggest giving as much as your baby wants. Thereafter. ...Read more
Hunger.: No food or snacks or sweetened drinks for long enough, and they will become much more open to the idea of a new food. ...Read more
My 9 m/o doesn't like eating baby food anymore or the baby cereals. He would rather eat my food. Is that normal?
Congratulations: Your baby is perfect! this is the age when they notice you are eating something different than they are and yours looks better! now, you really have to set a good example of healthy eating! it gets a bit harder now balancing his nutritional needs with avoidance of choking hazards. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My 6 month would rather have table foods instead of baby food. Is it safe for him to eat table foods?
9mo baby is picky about foods. Loves purees, Cheerios, and cheese, but other types of food are hit or miss. She tries everything but rejects a lot. ?
Keep offering an: array of options. Research shows that kids will eat a balanced diet if you make sure there is a mix of all the major food groups. Don't turn it into a battle, just keep having her try things. Some kids are more sensitive to some smells and tastes. If she is tasting I would not worry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Microwave: Don't heat plastic containers in the oven as they can melt ruining the food and creating a fire risk. Most containers are microwave safe, but check the label. ...Read more
Currently: There is no restriction on microwave heated foods for pregnant women. ...Read more