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1 year baby still breastfeeding and eats solid foods! i wonder, in morning muther milk, later solid food!when he takes all? Does it cause consterpation?

1 year baby still breastfeeding and eats solid foods! i wonder, in morning muther milk, later solid food!when he takes all? Does it cause consterpation?

Constipation: Constipation is common in young children due to diet and behavioral factors. Limit milk to 16 oz daily, encourage pears, plums and prunes. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) powder 1-2 tbsp in a drink is a daily stool softener. Yoghurt with probiotics and whole grain breads and cereals for fiber might help also. Boiled raisins in applesauce. Wean breast and encourage table foods after 1year of age. ...Read more

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Can solid food cause constipation?

Can solid food cause constipation?

Yes: Some can. In particular, rice cereal, bananas, potatoes, bread, cheese and pasta tend to be more constipating. Try to offer oatmeal cereal instead and more high fiber foods. Fruits and vegetables can help. Pureed prunes and pears are helpful for young babies. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

Breast milk/formula: are all that is needed until infants are at least 4-6 months old. Early introduction of solids has been associated with food allergies and over feeding and obesity. Breast feeding protects against diarrhea illness Also, some high fiber foods may cause diarrhea, gas, cramps. After 6 months, milk may not provide enough iron for blood and muscle growth, so foods that contain iron are recommended. ...Read more

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I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod

I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add  salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod

It's true!: No need to add additional salt to infant foods. She is getting her salt requirements through formula and baby food. Adding salt will only cause her to acquire a taste for it, which in the long run is unhealthy. Additionally, excess salt at this age could cause electrolyte imbalances in her small body, which can have serious consequences. ...Read more

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How can I treat my 5 months baby from constipation? She just started solid foods.

How can I treat my 5 months baby from constipation? She just started solid foods.

Diet change/water: Constipation is common with the introduction of solids but typically resolves. In the meantime, increase water intake. Avoid constipating foods like bananas and rice and give foods which are higher in fiber. Fruits that start with the letter p can help you poop (pears, prunes, peaches, etc.). ...Read more

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My baby is havin hard to poo for 3 days. How can i help for this prblm. Shes bf n takes solid food.

My baby is havin hard to poo for 3 days. How can i help for this prblm. Shes bf n takes solid food.

Water, juice, suppos: It's not uncommon for a baby to become constipated after starting solid food. Help by adding small servings of water (2-4 oz) to the usual feedings. Switch to 100% apple, pear or prune juice if water doesn't help. Try puréed peas or prunes; offer barley instead of rice cereal. If no better, try glycerine suppositories sparingly. If still no better, then see baby's clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it true that a premature baby can't eat solid food?

Is it true that a premature baby can't eat solid food?

No baby can.: No baby (premature or term) can/should eat solid food for several months after birth. ...Read more

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What quantities of solid food should I feed my 8 month old baby?

What quantities of solid food should I feed my 8 month old baby?

Amounts: Babies are very unique. They rarely over eat. When feeding i would recommend you allow your baby to eat as much as he/she wants. Sometimes you have to use some judgement and limit it a little but generally they don't over eat. ...Read more

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Can i give my baby solid food at four months? Like cerelac and bescuit ?

Can i give my baby solid food at four months? Like cerelac and bescuit ?

Maybe: In general this is an individual question as it does not apply to all. In the days before baby food these were the only options we had. In general as long as the baby can safely swallow digestible food you should be safe. Please ask your pediatrician for further guidance before attempting. ...Read more

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My 10 month old doesn't like to eat baby food or solid food. What should I do?

My 10 month old doesn't like to eat baby food or solid food.  What should I do?

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

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