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Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! also try to avoid buying the flavored varieties- plain is best and if you want to mix in some bananas or other fruit thats fine but the pre-flavored ones have too much added sugar for babies. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 month old baby pureed raw foods?

Can I give my 5 month old baby pureed raw foods?

Yes: I would question why so soon.In previous years when homemade formula from cow milk was routine, early feeding was necessary to improve nutrition. Now we understand breast or formula alone is fine & allows baby to develop motor skills that improve their transition to solids.I like to start @ 6m & making your own is a great way to avoid some of the additives & preservatives in commercial products. ...Read more

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Can I feed a 6 month old watermelon?

Can I feed a 6 month old watermelon?

At six months yes: it is the age when we introduce fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

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 more

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Can a 14 month old baby have bread to eat?

Can a 14 month old baby have bread to eat?

Yes: As long as it is small tiny pieces, with no risk of choking, no reason why not. Unless the baby is allergic or intolerant of it. ...Read more

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How long should baby feed from breast per feed? Baby 1 week old. I feel like i just feed her for 5, 10 minutes every 2 hrs. Want to excl. Breastfeed

How long should baby feed from breast per feed? Baby 1 week old. I feel like i just feed her for 5, 10 minutes every 2 hrs. Want to excl. Breastfeed

That's fine: In nature, babies eat whenever they are hungry. If a young baby nurses for 5-10 minutes on each breast, and then happily sleeps a couple of hours, that is fine... As long as the baby is growing. After the first week of life, a baby will grow about 1 ounce per day for a few weeks. If worried about not having enough milk, mom and baby can just see the pediatrician to check on the weight and feeding. ...Read more

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Can u give a 5 week old baby cereal mixed in with formula night?

Can u give a 5 week old baby cereal mixed in with formula night?

Why ?: Thickened formula is occasionally used as a treatment of reflux. It does not help a baby sleep longer.In fact, any feeding just prior to sleep trains a kid to need feeding to settle to sleep any time they awaken at night and increases the risk of a long term sleep disturbance by 400%. ...Read more

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Can i give a 9 month old baby whole milk?

Can i give a 9 month old baby whole milk?

Many do: The american academy of pediatrics recommends breast milk of formula until 1yo. Kids may thrive if started at 9 mo if they have a diverse diet rich in iron & other nutrients from cereals & vegetables.. Whole milk is a bit irritating to the infant gut & should be limited to 16-24 oz/day or it can produce anemia. ...Read more

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Can i mix rice cereal and forumla & feed it to my 4 month old baby?

Can i mix rice cereal and forumla & feed it to my 4 month old baby?

Rice cereal: The purists will tell you to wait until your child is six months old. However, if he weighs 13-16 pounds you can give him cereal especially if hes hungry. ...Read more

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How much milk should my 8 month old baby get in a day? She is breastfed.

How much milk should my 8 month old baby get in a day? She is breastfed.

~1 quart: If she is eating a reasonable amount of solid foods, she can have as much breast milk as she wants. Formula fed babies should get about a quart a day. ...Read more

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I have 4 month old active baby .he is on bottle feed.can i give him banana n potato with formula milk ?

I have 4 month old active baby .he is on bottle feed.can i give him banana n potato with formula milk ?

Infant feeding: You can introduce solids at age 4 months to 6 months. It is not to replace his breast milk or formula but to introduce him to new tastes and textures. Your baby is ready for solids if he has doubled his birth weight and his good head control and has lost the tongue thrust reflex. ...Read more

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Can i feed my 1month old baby by bottle?..Is it good?

Can i feed my 1month old baby by bottle?..Is it good?

Bottle feeding: Bottle feeding is a reasonable alternative to breast feeding. Check with your pediatrician for schedule suggestions. ...Read more

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My 10 week old daughter is exclusively formula fed. She still spits up a lot, and for a while after each feeding. How can I help her out?

My 10 week old daughter is exclusively formula fed. She still spits up a lot, and for a while after each feeding. How can I help her out?

Burp, upright: New babies, like 10 week old, spit alot. The valves that close their stomachs are not well developed, and they are also on liquid diets and eat frequently. Feed slowly, burp frequently and keep upright after feeds. There are special anti-reflux formulas that "thicken" the feeding, or alternatively, some docs like the parents to use cereal to thicken the feed. Talk to your ped! congrats on baby! ...Read more

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How much cereal does a 5 months old baby have to eat a day ?

How much cereal does a 5 months old baby have to eat a day ?

None: A baby may start solid foods at age 6 months. There is usually no need to start sooner, but if parents want to try baby cereal sooner, it would be just for fun... meaning 0.5 ounce to 1 ounce, 1-3 times a day. Breastmilk (or formula) provides all the nutrition a baby needs, as he starts on solids, because he eats just a little bit of solids at first. ...Read more

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How much cow milk per day is OK or safe to give to a one year and 4 month old baby. She like milk a lot?

How much cow milk per day is OK or safe to give to a one year and 4 month old baby. She like milk a lot?

I limit to ~500cc: Cow milk is designed to feed calves, and used without special processing can irritate the human gut.Excessive intake can trigger small amounts of blood loss from the gut and result in anemia.An older kid who stays around 500cc/day (8oz)will get all the calcium they need for bone growth without triggering anemia. ...Read more

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My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

Sure, but....: A well rounded diet would include the cereal, which in baby food is fortified with iron, something infants need in their diets. Also, encourage you talk to pediatrician about timing of solids at 4 months. Some evidence waiting until 6 months may have advantages the most important thing you are already doing -continuing breast milk or formula, which is the cornerstone of your infants diet right now. ...Read more

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Can i mix teething biscuits with milk make a paste and feed my 9 and a half month old baby.?

Can i mix teething biscuits with milk make a paste and feed my 9 and a half month old baby.?

No: Generally it is recommended not to start milk until the 1st birthday.And as mentioned, the biscuit for teething only works if hard. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my 8 month old daughter yo-baby yogurt?

Is it ok to give my 8 month old daughter yo-baby yogurt?

YUGURT: Yugurt is a good sourse of calcium which baby needs for growing bones. I think she will like it. ...Read more

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How to treat a five month old infant?

How to treat a five month old infant?

Confusing question: Treat for what ?Questions posted on the site should contain basic background information and a specific question related to the data provided.Please start over.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Not common: Under a year of age , but can happen. Should have a strep test to confirm. The doctor will calculate the dose based on weight(@ 40mg/kg. ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old baby sleeps for max 45 min stretches at night. This doesn't seem normal for babies of this age. Is this bad for his development?

My 3.5 month old baby sleeps for max 45 min stretches at night. This doesn't seem normal for babies of this age. Is this bad for his development?

Will get by: Baby will do better than you with this. I would change the kid back to a more traditional night pattern.If you never allow the kid more than 2 hours of sleep at a time during the day, waking him to feed or whatever, you can get his deep sleep segment to go back to nights when you don't wake him.Don't feed prior to sleep, only feed on awakening. ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried? When do babies generally start to laugh?

My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried?
When do babies generally start to laugh?

Laughing and babblin: Your son is doing just fine! Babbling responsively is the beginnings of verbal communication and probably more important than laughing. The deliciousness that is a baby's laugh is not far behind. It can be hard to wait. ...Read more

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Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

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 more

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Is Febrex Plus syrup good for infant(4-5 month old) to get rid of cold?

Is Febrex Plus syrup good for infant(4-5 month old) to get rid of cold?

No: Colds are caused by viruses. Colds have no cure and are self limiting. Aim is to make the infant / child comfortable. Febrex plus syrup has paracetamol(safe) an antihistamine called chlorpheniramine( not safe) and an oral nasal decongestant phenylephrine(not safe). This combination shd be avoided in infants and children. Can cause dryness, sedation, irritability at times and high BP. ...Read more

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I took my 5 month old to the Dr. today. One hand is noticeably swollen. He believes it is from my infant sucking on his hand. Is that possible?

I took my 5 month old to the Dr. today. One hand is noticeably swollen. He believes it is from my infant sucking on his hand. Is that possible?

Cause or not: I would suspect the kid may be sucking that hand a bit more because of an un-noticed bug bite.These also can cause a bit of painless swelling. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate dose of infant tylenol (acetaminophen) to give to a 5 month old for fever?

Dose by weight: The recommended dose range is 10-15 mg/ kg (2.2lb). There can be a wide range in weight at 5 mo. A 16 lb (7.3kg) kid would get 73-110 mg. You need to verify the concentration of the medicine you are using and work out the dose. It can be repeated after 4 hours. ...Read more

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What precautions can I take if I have a cold sore and am nursing and looking after my 1.5 month old infant? Worried she will catch it from me :(

What precautions can I take if I have a cold sore and am nursing and looking after my 1.5 month old infant? Worried she will catch it from me :(

Cold Sore-: There is no contraindication to breast feeding if you have a cold sore. It may rather help the baby to get immunity from you through breast milk. Just maintain personal hygiene, cover the sore on your lip or face with petrolatum jelly or similar, clean yourself, wash hands before nursing. ...Read more

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My 5 month old has a really bad cough. I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor said nothing is wrong. How do you get rid of an infant cough?

My 5 month old has a really bad cough. I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor said nothing is wrong. How do you get rid of an infant cough?

Many things help: You can put a humidifier in the room (cool mist is best), raise the head of the crib a few inches, and a number of other things depending on what the cause is. Problems in babies can look different from one day to the next. If there is trouble breathing, poor feeding, irritability or fever, see your pediatrician again. ...Read more

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Im feeding my five month old baby im not having periods what shoul i take to have periods?

Im  feeding my five month old baby im not having periods what shoul i take to have periods?

Nothing: Breast feeding mothers frequently miss periods during the interim. It is nature's way to prevent a new pregnancy too close to the baby who needs your full attention. Once your breast feeding schedule lightens up, your periods will come back. Regardless, you should continue to practice safe sex to avoid pregnancy during this period. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's ok to give yogurt to a 5 month old baby?

Please advise if it's ok to give yogurt to a 5 month old baby?

Feeding: Stage 1 baby foods are usually started between 4 and 6 months old. Table foods (yogurt) are typically started after 6 months old but can be ok sooner. Remember, nothing with honey in it until after 1 year old, and when introducing something new give it 3-4 days to make sure the baby doesn't have a reaction before trying something else new. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it good to give yogurt to a 5 month old baby?

Maybe: I use this occasionally for kids who have had diarrhea.Yogurt with living beneficial bacteria can be helpful in these kids.I don't suggest it as a treat, or a part of their regular diet. An infant can do well on breast milk or formula alone for the first year, although adding some solids at 6 mo are traditional. ...Read more

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Help docs! my husband fed my 5 month old baby honey. Is that okay?

Help docs! my husband fed my 5 month old baby honey. Is that okay?

Just be vigilant: We avoid honey in infants because it sometimes contains botulism spores that can grow in the baby gut and produce the toxin. Paralysis of the breathing apparatus is the biggest concern. Pay close attention to the infant.If always pink and regular in breathing while active and asleep, no worry.If baby seems too tired, too constipated, inactive or breathing is irregular take baby in for evaluation. ...Read more

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How much baby cereal can I add to the formula bottles per day so my 5 month old baby stop waking up at nights for feeds? Thanks

How much baby cereal can I add to the formula bottles per day so my 5 month old baby stop waking up at nights for feeds? Thanks

Don't: Don't add infant cereal to your child's bottles. If she is ready to take baby foods, always give them with a spoon. She needs to learn to *eat* her foods, not *drink* them. At first, she may just take a spoonful or two, but it will gradually increase as she learns how to move the food off of the spoon. Most babies learn to sleep by having a regular routine and falling asleep in their own crib. ...Read more

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Is it better to have my 5 month old baby on a feeding schedule, ot just feed him whenever he gets hungry like I have been doing?

Is it better to have my 5 month old baby on a feeding schedule, ot just feed him whenever he gets hungry like I have been doing?

You're the boss!: At his age, he should be on3-4 meals a day. Let his feeding schedule revolve around you and not the other way around. It is a subtle way to introduce discipline at an early age without much effort. ...Read more

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5 month old baby keeps throwing up a lot throughout the day. More so after feeding him formula. No matter what I do always throws up?

5 month old baby keeps throwing up a lot throughout the day. More so after feeding him formula. No matter what I do always throws up?

Rwflux: This may be reflux. More info needed. Is your baby gaining weight? Is there any difficulty with breathing? Are there any other symptoms? Have you tried changing formulas? Medications? Probiotics? Have you discussed this with your pediatrician? ...Read more

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