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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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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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When to introduce jar fruits fi baby?

When to introduce jar fruits fi baby?

4 months: Solids usually start at 4 months old. Either start with first stage baby food - fruits or veges.Some babies prefer one over the other.Just remember, introduce one new food either a fruit or a vegetable, every 4 to 7 days to observe for possible allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Formula fed baby spitting up clear fluid?

Formula fed baby spitting up clear fluid?

Not a problem: If it is happy and healthy and growing. Does it have a bit of a cold?? ...Read more

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Is it okay to feed 8 months baby whole milk and start feeding him solids ?

Is it okay to feed 8 months baby whole milk and start feeding him solids ?

Baby: 8 month olds can have solid foods. Full info on how to introduce solids is too long for a Heathtap response. Here is info from the AAP https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/Switching-To-Solid-Foods.aspx --- you should not introduce whole milk yet. You should have a 9month check up soon with your pediatrician. Make sure to go over these ?'s with them. ...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 to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

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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When should we introduce bottle feeding?

When should we introduce bottle feeding?

Whenever needed: Newborns should be fed from the breast "only", but bottles can be used whenever needed. Sometimes, a baby has low blood sugar on day 1, or mom hasn't enough milk on day 3, so the newborn must drink from a bottle. After the first 2 weeks, newborns should be very good breastfeeders, and should be able to drink from a bottle off and on without losing any breastfeeding skills or interest. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Get out of the room: When you try alternative feeding it is best to let someone else do the offering.If baby is use to BF they will hold out as long as they can smell you. If hungry and you are not there to confuse her, she may begin the transition easier. ...Read more

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Could you slowly introduce similac isomil (soy formula) from similac alimentum?

Could you slowly introduce similac isomil (soy formula) from similac alimentum?

Possibly: If the reason for using alimentum initially was for milk protein allergy/colitis, it is important to note that a significant percentage of babies with the allergy will also have a reactivity to soy. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

Wouldn't switch: I wouldn't switch from breast milk because of gassy baby. Typically babies are gassy because they swallow a lot of air. This should improve when the baby is more efficient at eating. Typically this is by 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Which solids are safe to feed my baby?

Which solids are safe to feed my baby?

All of them: Generally infants can start with solids (cereal) anytime after 4 months of age. Then moving onto vegetables and fruit as they get better at their feeding skill. Meats and other foods at around 6 months and up (closer to 9 months) and then puffs/finger foods at 9 mo and up. I generally wait for around 12 mo for other solids and 3 yrs for nut product/shellfish depending on family allergy history. ...Read more

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7 month old baby will not eat solids. She drinks approximately 16 oz of formula milk a day but refuses solids. Should I reduce her milk intake?

7 month old baby will not eat solids. She drinks approximately 16 oz of formula milk a day but refuses solids. Should I reduce her milk intake?

Needs 20-30 ozs form: Should be getting 20-30 ozs, plus introducing new textures ,start even with Cheerios for self-feeding. Make sure she is not anemic. ...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