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My niece, 5 going 6 yrs old, drinks formula milk. When shd I stop feed her? She was breastfed tainted milk till 4. Her mom just passed fm breastcancer

My niece, 5 going 6 yrs old, drinks formula milk. When shd I stop feed her? She was breastfed tainted milk till 4. Her mom just passed fm breastcancer

Age?: Unless allergic, she should be on whole cow's milk now and solid food. Do you mean 5 months old? My condolences on the loss of your sister. ...Read more

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I mix feed my baby with breastmilk and nan hw one, but yesterday i accidentally gave him my 2yo son's pediasure. Now my 6mos old wont drink his milk.

I mix feed my baby with breastmilk and nan hw one, but yesterday i accidentally gave him my 2yo son's pediasure. Now my 6mos old wont drink his milk.

Pediasure: Once your baby tasted the sweetness of pediasure he balked at drinking bland breast milk. Dont give pediasure, but be patient and he will start breast feeding again. ...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 son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

Sure, but....: A well rounded diet would include the cereal, which in baby food is fortified with iron, something infants need in their diets. Also, encourage you talk to pediatrician about timing of solids at 4 months. Some evidence waiting until 6 months may have advantages the most important thing you are already doing -continuing breast milk or formula, which is the cornerstone of your infants diet right now. ...Read more

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Imy sister is having a four months baby and she found herself pregnant, can she continue breastfeed her little baby?

Imy sister is having a four months baby and she found herself pregnant, can she continue breastfeed her little baby?

Yes: She may want to wean as the baby approaches 9 months or so to prepare for the new arrival. Breast feeding while pregnant will not harm the baby inside. Some moms can feed 2 babies at the same time,but I don't recommend it. ...Read more

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Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! also try to avoid buying the flavored varieties- plain is best and if you want to mix in some bananas or other fruit thats fine but the pre-flavored ones have too much added sugar for babies. ...Read more

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I have 4 month old active baby .he is on bottle feed.can i give him banana n potato with formula milk ?

I have 4 month old active baby .he is on bottle feed.can i give him banana n potato with formula milk ?

Infant feeding: You can introduce solids at age 4 months to 6 months. It is not to replace his breast milk or formula but to introduce him to new tastes and textures. Your baby is ready for solids if he has doubled his birth weight and his good head control and has lost the tongue thrust reflex. ...Read more

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My 7 months old formula fed son is constipated, i started him on baby food.Tried giving him prune juice but unsucessful.What else can I give him?

My 7 months old formula fed  son is constipated, i started him on baby food.Tried giving him prune juice  but unsucessful.What else can I give him?

Depends: Try to find out if a particular food is causing this. I've noticed sweet potato, bananas and some cereals often do (but it could be something else). Try to eliminate that food or at least decrease. If none found, then make sure baby is getting enough liquids and fiber in diet. Then, you can try giving prunes and other fruits in higher amounts. If still not better, talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5 months and 2 weeks old. She has been eating solids since 4 months. Can I give her baby snacks (i.E veggie sticks, etc) she doesn't crawl?

My daughter is 5 months and 2 weeks old. She has been eating solids since 4 months. Can I give her baby snacks (i.E veggie sticks, etc) she doesn't crawl?

No. Still too young.: Babies around 6-8 months are breast feeders or bottle feeders, with pureed (or very mashed up) foods just for treats or learning experiences, but not as big parts of their diet. Babies don't chew food even after their first birthdays. Solid foods are too risky, and even so-called teething biscuits tend to choke babies. If trying such finger foods before 18 months, learn to do baby CPR first! ...Read more

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My 88 year mother chokes when she drinks water?

My 88 year mother chokes when she drinks water?

Need: Evaluation ASAP. Videoswallow and sppech and bearing specialist evaluation will help determine whether liquid thickenining will be appropriate and also medical evaluation that may include barium swallow with or without EGD to determine cause of dysphagia ...Read more

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My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

Related?: Possibly, but probably not. How old is your child? Is she fussy and drooling? Can you see outline of teeth through the gums? Has your child been evaluated to teething by your Pediatrician...something else may be causing your child to be in pain. At 1st b'day take your child to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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My little sister can't go on diet . She loves junk food . She ate it daily ! she 's 12 years old and she 's 50 kilogram ! please how i can help her ?

My little sister can't go on diet . She loves junk food . She ate it daily ! she 's 12 years old and she 's 50 kilogram ! please how i can help her ?

STOP JUNK fOOD: 12 yr olds have neither cars nor money, someone is buying it for her, stop it, what is to stop her from gaining another 50 kg in the next years? You would not let her stay out to 1 am or go on internet unsupervised, so it is with food. Take her shopping and find out what low calorie substitutes she would like. List of worst food in order: drinks with sugar, fast foods, fried foods, bad sacks. ...Read more

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My baby 6 month old her weight 6.5 i want to increase my baby weight she feed morinaga bf2 plz advice me some other formula milk?

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My baby 6 month old her weight 6.5 i want to increase  my baby weight she feed morinaga bf2 plz advice me some other formula milk?

Weight seems fine: Although you have to monitor her growth over time, if she is otherwise healthy, developing normally, and tolerating the formula she is on, keep things as they are, just increase the formula amount to match her needs, simply put, if she is hungry, feed her more, at this age ~ 700 - 800 cc of formula /day are fine. Follow her immunization schedule and development with her Pediatrician, enjoy ur kid ...Read more

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My daughter has s 14 month old can peanutbutter hurt baby?

My daughter has s 14 month old can peanutbutter hurt baby?

Peanuts & popcorn : Are easily aspirated ( get into windpipe & lungs); don't give them till age 5. Thin out creamy pb with milk because it's thick enough for him to choke on. If there's a strong family history of food allergies, hold off. Pb is fat & sugar; check labels. Brush his teeth after he eats & before bed, give milk (16-21 oz/day) & juice (0-4 oz/day) only with meals. The 1st dental exam should happen @ 1 yr. ...Read more

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Can i feed maggie noodles to my 2 yr old kid?

Can i feed maggie noodles to my 2 yr old kid?

Noodles: You may fed Maggie noodles to your child, but make them nutritious by adding veggies to them ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter told my older son that she had a penny in her belly. She is breathing, eating, drinking fine. Should i take her to hospital?

My 3 year old daughter told my older son that she had a penny in her belly.  She is breathing, eating, drinking fine.  Should i take her to hospital?

If she's fine, you : Probably can take her to her pediatrician during office hours. Pennies usually pass through the esophagus, stomach, large & small intestines & are expelled in stool. Sometimes they get caught in the esophagus. Teach her to put only food & drink in her mouth. If she continues to have pica ( ingesting non-food items), her pediatrician will check for iron-deficiency anemia & other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What table foods can I give my 6 month old she have been eating home made baby food scenes she was 4 1/2 months old.

What table foods can I give my 6 month old she have been eating home made baby food scenes she was 4 1/2 months old.

Pureed foods: She can have very soft foods such as yogurt for infants, but for now pureed foods are advised. She is learning to coordinate swallowing food without choking, and soft food is recommended. When she is older, then I would recommend introducing table foods in very small pieces no larger than the end of her finger. The foods should include fruits, vegetables and protein. ...Read more

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