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Baby Solid Food Constipation
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Delay until 6mo: Solid foods were once used to make up for deficiencies in home made milk formula used in the 50's to 80's.A return to breast FDG & modern formulas changed the value of solids from nutrition, to a pathway to teach baby to eat & transition to table foods.Waiting until 6m allows baby to sit & participate in a feeding, much as the will when older.Start with a few tablespoons as a paste. ...Read more
Guidelines: When an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, is taking > 32 oz. Of formula/day or nursing > 8-10 times/day, & is 4-6 months of age. Use single-ingredient baby foods, don't start with the sweet stuff. Blend " people food ", especially if you can hold off till 6 months. A beaba works well, but is expensive. If baby spits food back out, the meal is over. ...Read more
4 months of age: In general, i give my patients the green light to start solid foods when their baby reaches 4 months. Keep in mind that some babies, especially preemies, may not be developmentally ready for this. By solid foods I am referring to jar baby foods, or foods that you will puree yourself at home. A food should be introduced and given for a minimum of 3 days to watch for allergies. ...Read more
Baby vitamins: Babies get their vitamins from formula except the breast fed babies need vit d supplements.I recommend my babies to start polyvisol IG they live in an area whare thereis flouride in the tap water at age of 4 months.If they need suplements of flouride i will give them polyflor vitamins i agree with most who are opposed to supplemnting vitamins, but as long as you dont use mega doses, no harm will com. ...Read more
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
What i can do if my baby don't want to take hotchpotch or any solid food? My baby's age 9.11 months.
See your pedi: I have no idea what hotch potch is but if your baby is that age and is not eating any solid food you need to see your pediatrician. ...Read more
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