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Baby Food Introducing Solids
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serve it: Ask him- do you want this food? If he says no ignore it and serve the next person. If he takes the food and plays with it, say "don't you want it"? Take it away, put it in the fridge and warm it for the next meal. If he complains of hunger later say "well, you didn't eat lunch, you will have to await dinner" no substitutes. Hunger pays off. Do not get angry. ...Read more
When baby needs solid food in what month?If the baby eat breastmilk and formula ?Please send me table of baby food
What are some good solid foods to try with my 14 mon old? She is picky and has eggs and tree but allergies and still on baby food.
See your allergist: This is a discussion best held with the allergist who did the skin testing on your daughter. Your allergist can make much better recommendations about her specific situation than we can here on healthtap, and if you still have questions, can direct you to a dietician to get further advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personal choice: If you are having to chase baby down at feeding time or they wiggle to get free after 5min/side, you have a baby who likes the nutrition but doesn't need the nurturing bf provides.Weaning or supplementing is your call but at that point it is likely to go well. Solids are unnecessary for nutrition, but fill the cultural expectation we have that baby will table feed at a yr. 6m is a good start point. ...Read more
Please help my 6mons baby refused to drink milk after introduce to solid food.. Please help me.. Thanks?
Weaning?: Hello AllenR727 6 months breast is usually adequate in USA. Baby is refusing the breast and wanting solids is a good sign baby is growing fast now and needs more calories than he is getting. I would stop breast if he is refusing and place him on solids only. You could continue to offer breast for comfort, but once on solids they usually satisfy with solids alone. Cont baby vitamins thx ...Read more
How do I introduce baby to solid food without my fear of choking? I plan on all homemade food. Terrified of giving anything too chewy or hard. Advice?
Choking: You don't say how old baby is. But if he is ready, start wit soft food blended to smooth consitancy. Small spoonfuls. Have him sitting up straight in high chair and watch him closely as he swallows and spits out. Don't force him. Once you relax and he gets used to it, you can try thicker food...And so on. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends...: Depends on age and other factors. In general, pureed vegetables and cereals come before meats and dairy (other than breast or formula); single ingredients before mixed; no-no's include: chunks (choking hazard), honey (botulism), eggs/fish/seafood (more allergenic), salt and sugar (addictive), and juices (juice is a fruit from which all good stuff has been removed.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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