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Please recommend the best food for consipated formula fed baby?

Please recommend the best food for consipated formula fed baby?

Constipation: Soy formulas are usually more constipating that others, but the opposite can be true as well! The only way to figure out which formula is best for a baby's digestive tendencies is by experience. It can take up to two weeks after a formula change for the results to be known, so rapid formula changes is best avoided. A common trial sequence is: cows milk based, lactose-free, soy, elemental. ...Read more

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What are the best first foods to feed my baby?

What are the best first foods to feed my baby?

Rice cereal: When starting solid foods, the best first food would be the most hypoallergenic, baby whole grain rice cereal. You can follow this up with other whole grains like baby oatmeal cereal or mixed grains, then pureed vegetables and fruit (stage 1 baby foods). ...Read more

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Is rice cereal the best first food for babies? Or can I start with fruits and vegetables?

Is rice cereal the best first food for babies? Or can I start with fruits and vegetables?

Start with Rice: Rice cereal is a better choice to start with because it is very easy to digest and less likey to cause GI upset or allergies. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best formula milk for newborn?

Please recommend the best formula milk for newborn?

Formula choices: The best formula for one baby may not be the best for another. Four levels of standard formula : milk based, lactose free, soy, hypoallergenic. It is generally recommended to start with a milk based product (Similac, Enfamil and Goodstart are reputable brands) provided there is no strong concern for lactose deficiency or milk protein allergy. ...Read more

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What is the first food for babies-- white rice cereal?

What is the first food for babies-- white rice cereal?

A common choice: Rice cereal is a common early solid due to its low frequency of allergic reactions.The actual first solid may be something mashed up from the dinner table. I encourage parents to only try the common staple foods they normally use. ...Read more

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What are the best and safest solid foods for babies?

What are the best and safest solid foods for babies?

Depends...: Depends on age and other factors. In general, pureed vegetables and cereals come before meats and dairy (other than breast or formula); single ingredients before mixed; no-no's include: chunks (choking hazard), honey (botulism), eggs/fish/seafood (more allergenic), salt and sugar (addictive), and juices (juice is a fruit from which all good stuff has been removed.). ...Read more

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Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

Good, balanced diet: All over the world, women breastfeed their babies just fine. These women have very different diets from one another, yet as long as they eat balanced diets with a good variety of foods, they should do well with their breastfeeding. A breastfeeding mom may choose to avoid a food that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior, and should discuss this with the doctor. ...Read more

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What are the baby foods safe to feed a g6pd deficiency baby?

What are the baby foods safe to feed a g6pd deficiency baby?

Most are safe: From the time when babies are sitting to when they walk is a marvelous opportunity to introduce many flavors of foods (www.Drgreene.Com/colorin). Kids with g6pd deficiency should avoid fava beans. Some kids - depending on their variant - should also avoid blueberries (& yogurts containing them), soy, other legumes, some chinese herbs, or tonic water (not great for babies anyway). I love g6pd.Org. ...Read more

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What is the best food for baby 6 months old?

What is the best food for baby 6 months old?

Breast milk!!!: Far and away the best food for a 6 mo. old is breast milk, which can provide virtually all nutrient needs & is what nature intended. If you're no longer breastfeeding use formula but I strongly advise organic formula. This is a good time to introduce solid foods as pureed organic vegetables like squash, zucchini & peas. Pureed berries OK. Avoid sweet fruits & grains to reduce craving for sweets. ...Read more

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What is the best food for 6 month baby?

What is the best food for 6 month baby?

Breast Milk: Breast milk is the beast source of nutrition for any infant. The addition of other foods at this age is more to teach a different method of feeding rather than improve nutrition. Rice cereal is commonly offered as an early food because it has low risk of a food reaction. ...Read more

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What is the best milk for baby16 months ?

What is the best milk for baby16 months ?

Whole milk: At 16 months old, your baby would be able to have whole milk (as long as there are no contraindications such as a lactose intolerance/allergy, etc.) Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a good first food to start my 6-month-old on? He's exclusively breastfed so far. Strong family history of severe food allergies (anaphylaxis).

What is a good first food to start my 6-month-old on? He's exclusively breastfed so far. Strong family history of severe food allergies (anaphylaxis).

Slow introduction: There are many recommendations regarding first foods. Rice cereal ( major brand ) mixed with breastmilk, and then introduction of one type of baby food every 3-4 days will allow you to closely observe for any possible reactions. Reactions to watch for at this age include very subtle changes in behavior, feeding, rash and breathing difficulty. If any of these occur, an ED visit is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best food for men before pregnancy?

What is the best food for men before pregnancy?

Healthy diet: Adopting a healthy lifestyle of eating healthy and exercise is good for both dad and mom and for optimal pregnancy. Vegetables and fruits with fish such as salmon at least twice a week, skinless chicken should be added to the main meal. ...Read more

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Is it already ok for me to start with solid foods for my four month old baby? And what r the best food to feed ?

Is it already ok for me to start with solid foods for my four month old baby? And what r the best food to feed ?

Wait: Breast milk is the only complete food. It is important for newborns to be breast fed for at least 1yr or longer. Baby has all life to eat solids, don't rush - lot of allergies & food sensitivities. ...Read more

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The best medicine for womiting baby ?

The best medicine for womiting  baby ?

Vomiting babies: Important question is why is baby having vomiting. Most babies spill ( regurgitate ) a little milk but if baby is vomiting then its time to se a doctor , in mean time give small frequent feeds and ensure baby doesnt get dehydrated. ...Read more

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Hello, when is the best time to start feeding the baby some food? 4 months or 6 months??

Hello, when is the best time to start feeding the baby some food? 4 months or 6 months??

I wait until sitting: Studies of various populations show that breast milk alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read more

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What are some things to keep in mind when introducing solid foods to a toddler for the first time?

What are some things to keep in mind when introducing solid foods to a toddler for the first time?

Bad Reactions: The thing to watch is for negative reactions, such as gas, spitting, severe constipation, loose stools, rashs or other negative reactions.Also it is important to be of choking hazards. ...Read more

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Whats the best food to eat after taking penicilin for two weeks to put some good bacteria back in the gut?

Whats the best food to eat after taking penicilin for two weeks  to put some good bacteria back in the gut?

Yogurt, probiotic: The good bacteria should multiply on their own but you can eat yogurt (natural, real yogurt; preferably organic) and/or a pill or two of probiotics. ...Read more

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What are some things to keep in mind when introducing foods to a toddler for the first time?

What are some things to keep in mind when introducing foods to a toddler for the first time?

Several:: 1. Let her get hungry! 2. Juice is fruit with everything good tossed out. Give fruit, not juice. 3. Let her get hungry! 4. No choke hazards! 5. There are no magic foods that absolutely every child has to eat. 6. Let her get hungry! 7. If a grandparent disagrees with any of the above, tell the grandparent (politely) to butt out. ...Read more

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