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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

When baby needs solid food in what month?If the baby eat  breastmilk and formula ?Please send me table of baby 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

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Introducing solids: which comes first? Bottle or baby food?

Introducing solids: which comes first? Bottle or 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 more

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Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Yes.: As long as you think the food is safe for your family members and not spoiled, it should not affect the baby's breastmilk any differently. Always remember to keep a balanced diet. ...Read more

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My 10 month old won't feed herself, or chew food. Is this ok?

My 10 month old won't feed herself, or chew food. Is this ok?

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 more

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How many jars of baby food is my 6 month old supposed to eat per feeding session?

How many jars of baby food is my 6 month old supposed to eat per feeding session?

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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My niece nukes baby food in plastic containers. Isnt that unhealthy for them?

My niece nukes baby food in plastic containers. Isnt that unhealthy for them?

Controversial: 2 types of plastic are currently objects of concern: PVC which may contain phthalate plasticizers (labeled type 3) which may be endocrine/hormone disrupters; and polycarbonate, which is made from bisphenol-a, another endocrine disruptor (labeled type 7). This bpa plastic is found in baby bottles & allegedly tupperware products. Microwave ovens also under scrutiny for possibly—>. ...Read more

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Can a 3 month old eat baby food?

Can a 3 month old eat baby food?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can an 8mo baby eat corn and asparagus baby food?

Can an 8mo baby eat corn and asparagus baby food?

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

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Which food is healthier for 3 years baby?

Which food is healthier for 3 years baby?

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

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Is my baby ready for solid foods?

Is my baby ready for solid foods?

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 more

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Can i feed my 7 mo baby girl oats mixed with some formula milk as solid food?

Can i feed my 7 mo baby girl oats mixed with some formula milk as solid food?

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

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What techniques are clever ways to make a 9 year old child eat new foods?

What techniques are clever ways to make a 9 year old child eat new foods?

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

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Can i give oats mixed with warm formula milk as solid food to my 7 mo baby girl?

Can i give oats mixed with warm formula milk as solid food to my 7 mo baby girl?

Yes: But be careful oats are known to give hard stools even constipation in many babies. Rice, barley, wheat are more easily toerated. ...Read more

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My 9 m/o doesn't like eating baby food anymore or the baby cereals. He would rather eat my food. Is that normal?

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 more

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My 6 month would rather have table foods instead of baby food. Is it safe for him to eat table foods?

My 6 month would rather have table foods instead of baby food.  Is it safe for him to eat table foods?

Okay?: Yes it is probably okay if you are offering very soft and mushy table foods and of course giving him only things he has already been introduced to. Use caution with chunky foods at this age. ...Read more

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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. ?

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 more

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It is ok to heat food in those plastic frozen food containers?

It is ok to heat food in those plastic frozen food containers?

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