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6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated.she's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini. ?
Why the rush: Solids in the first year do not help the baby grow better.Breast milk is an adequate nutrition source, and solids today are primarily a training process to transition them to the table. Apples and bananas are constipating agents. Prunes & pears loosen stools. I'd quit the rush through the list of foods and just keep it simple. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Yes, if the doctor recommended adding rice cereal to breastmilk or formula as a thickener to decrease reflux/spitting symptoms. Otherwise, babies under 4 months of age do not eat baby food. They only drink breastmilk and/or formula. Baby food is started at 6 months. Some parents try giving rice cereal at 4-5 months, but that usually is not necessary. It's best to wait until 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?
Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more
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
Can I give my baby oatmeal cereal instead of rice cereal when she's 4 month old? I read rice cereal contains arsenic and it can harm my baby.
Start at 6 months: Start solids at 6 months of age. Rice cereal contains arsenic. Wise to use fortified oatmeal instead of rice cereal. More about arsenic and rice cereal. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/fda-warns-parents-about-arsenic-in-rice-cereal-201604059473 More about why rice cereal is not a good first food. https://www.drgreene.com/whiteout-faq/ ...Read more
Not recommended: I would avoid it as there have been contaminates such as mercury that has been found in raw rice. That, along with possible gastrointestinal infections, i would avoid it, but that's more personal opinion rather than outright, proven rule. If you do eat raw rice, cleanse and rinse very well. I hope this helps and best of luck with the pregnancy! ...Read more
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
Probably not: You do not mention the age of the infant, but no infant under the age of 4 months needs cereal, and water only serves to dilute the calories they are taking in. The only reason to feed the infant water is if they are vomiting, and you cannot get them to drink formula, pedialyte, or gatorade, in that order. ...Read more
Yes: You may mix the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
Iam gluten free gaining weight why if i avoid all bread items i eat chicken beans beef along side salad no dressing rice or corn cereal fruits?
Gaining weight: That's great that you are not consuming a lot of carbs and are watching your diet. You also need to look at the overall quantity (and calories) of what you are eating as well. Are you exercising too? Without physical activity (cardio), it is hard to lose weight. You have to burn more calories than you are consuming. You might be doing this already and have another reason for weight gain. ...Read more
Arsenic in rice - should I be concerned while breastfeeding? What about rice cakes, rice crackers, etc.?
Is this a healthy dinner? 1 activia yogurt, serving of almonds, 1 sweet potatoe, 1 boiled egg, and some baby brussel sprouts? Im 18 5'8 and 190 lbs
OK- healthier if...: This has potential but i advise choosing organic yogurt;conventional brands like activia are from cows fed gmo corn & given antibiotics & rbgh(bovine growth hormone)-avoid! the same applies to eggs. Please eat organic eggs or they're from chickens fed gmo's & antibiotics! almonds, sweet potato & brussel sprouts are all healthy- while organic is best, these are acceptable if grown conventionally. ...Read more
Raw glutinous rice flour: No, is good!!This high raw rice salad is satisfying, delicious and oh so nutritious! High raw rice salad What on earth is a “high raw” salad anyway? Well, high raw basically means “mostly raw”. In other words, a high percentage of the ingredients are raw, so you know you’re eating as much raw food as possible. This particular high raw rice salad was created after I read “The Starch Solution” by Dr John McDougall. His approach to healthy eating involves eating as much low-fat, high-carbohydrate (starchy), vegan food as you like, and there are plenty of people who’ve lost heaps of weight and, more importantly, healed all kinds of illnesses and medical conditions by following his guidelines. So when we’re looking for ways recently to increase our calories without adding more fat to our diet, this was one of the ideas we tried. ...Read more
Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?
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