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Can I Feed My Eight Month Old Baby Yogurt
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Baby diet: Yogurt is not really necessary, since baby gets plenty of calcium and protein, from breast milk or formula. Babies ability to digest cows milk is not completely mature, you might wait till 9m. In small amounts, it should be ok. It shouldn't be in place of either formula/breast or the foods that your doctor has recommended. Also, remember only one new food every 3-4 days, to see how baby reacts. ...Read more
My 8 month old baby keeps getting fevers and cries when he coughs and is refusing his feeds and bottle he looks pale and drowsy panadol is helping?
Finger foods: Your nine month old may be interested in finger foods at this point. Foods that you eat are often more interesting than jar foods. Avoid chocolate and egg white until a year. Appetite will vary day to day as growth slows a little. Continue massaging the gums with a soft cloth or brush as teeth erupt. Don't let baby fall asleep with a bottle or tooth decay will soon follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whatever YOU eat!: Babies at this age eat like adults... They eat a lot and drink a little. Under one, they drink a lot and eat a little. Now, your baby should eat what you eat (peanuts are delayed until 2 yo, others if you have food allergies in family). Babies can eat any other foods, as long as they are mashable or cut smaller than the size of a pea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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