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Can I Feed My Eight 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infant Feeding: Every 3 hourly on an average. At night can give 4-6 hours gap. Plan from now to breast feed your next child for at least 6 months. ...Read more
Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more
Formula/Breast Milk: Dr ferguson' s comment that they only require breast milk or formula is correct. The american academy of pediatrics recommends beginning cereal at 4-6 mos of age if the milk intake seems excessive and to teach the infant how to take from a spoon.Each pediatrician is different in this regard, so consult with yours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
"fruits": A two month old does not need anything other than formula or breast milk. The exception being a child with significant reflux needing cereal. Other than that consider starting solids at/after 4 months.. From four months to a year a child will benefit from "fruits" which is any food that starts as a flower. This includes beans and other "vegetables". It has to do with digestive enzymes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast milk, formula: Breast milk or formula will provide all the nutrition your baby needs at this age. Intake ranging from 16 to 24 oz are common as new foods are added. Four to eight tablespoons per meal is a common intake, progressing to 1/2 to 3/4 cup over time. Your baby will signal you to give more or stop as time passes. Your baby is a good judge of how much is enough. ...Read more
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
Variety: Offering a full rainbow of colors and much variety helps continue to shape your child's palate. If your toddler doesn't like a food the first time try again a few days later. Research shows it may take as many as 16-20 tries before a child will consistently take a food. Offer a green, and orange veggie as well as fruit with every meal. Start to involve your child in grocery shopping/cooking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worth waiting: Cow milk is designed for cows.In the era when it was used as a formula base/substitute it was boiled to break up the protein some and make it more digestible.Straight cow milk can actually produce intestinal bleeding when given in enough quantity to substitute for formula or breast milk.After a year the intestines are more mature/tolerant, but excesses can still cause anemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Probably no: Baby formula has balanced nutrients with daily requirement of vitamins and minerals, and thus i would recommend baby formula until about 12 months of age, at which point you can switch to regular homogenized milk, since children start eating babyfoods and table foods in more signifiacnt amount. I would supplement with iron, however. Give one dropperful of feosol (ferrous sulfate) daily until the child is 3 years ol. ...Read more
Little interest: Your one year old may show little interest in foods at this age. Foods that you eat are often more interesting than jar foods. Appetite will vary day to day as growth slows a little. Offer milk, juices, cereal, veggies and meats. Continue massaging the gums. The only thing in a bottle at this stage should be water, until baby loses interest and discards it. This will help avoid cavities. ...Read more
Unnecessary : 50 years ago infants were fed solids early & frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice & do not add to the child's nutrition. Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades & baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more
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