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Baby Solid Food Menu
When baby needs solid food in what month?If the baby eat breastmilk and formula ?Please send me table of baby food
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8-10 days.: The critical period for healing after a tonsillectomy in the toddler age group is about 8-10 days. I believe solid food in very small pieces can be eaten at any time. But popsicles, milkshakes, custard, jello, gator aid are my recommendations for the first 10 days. A high carbohydrate, high protein and low fat diet is my recommendation for the first 8-10 days. ...Read more
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
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
Not necessarily: While BPA is hazardous because of its hormone-disrupting estrogenic effects, the problem is that cans without BPA use alternatives like BPF, BPS, vinyl and polyester that may be as or more toxic than BPA and it is hard to learn what alternatives are being used! See http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408989/ and https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/bpa-free-cans-safe-or-toxic/ and http://tinyurl.com/lsefng7 ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Babies are generally ready for solid foods between 4-6 months. Does your baby have good head control? Does your baby look interested in the food you are eating? If so, then now is the time to introduce some solid food. Start with whole grain cereal- you make it with formula or breastmilk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Balanced diet/fluids: You have to have a balanced diet with enough proteins/carbs/fats and fluids, get extra 500 cals a day for a total of 200 cals a day.Avoid junk food and eat nutritios food whole grains fruits&vegetables diary, milk and yogurt, avoid if that makes baby fussy meat&proteins occasional treats. ...Read more
Depends: in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest they should be introduced is between age 4-6 months. Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and to see if your baby is ready. ...Read more
Usually not healthy.: Prepared, packaged, frozen and other 'ready to eat' or 'heat and eat' food are usually not healthy. To be healthy, eat high fiber, low fat, very low saturated fat, very low sugar (simple carbs), no juice, no soda, no gatorade. Limit sweets a lot. Eat regular meals spaced evenly through the day - do not eat most of your calories at dinner. Get 22-30 min of exercise (a brisk walk) every day. ...Read more
Get to urgent care: Go to an ER if needed - this can be serious untreated and relatively simple if treated well. Don't think about it - go! We who attain a certain age need to be careful if we want it to go on increasing well. ...Read more
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