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Do infants require fewer calories than toddlers?

Do infants require fewer calories than toddlers?

Yes: Typically infants require less calories than toddlers. The amount of calories required is based on their physical activity and weight. Typically a toddler is more active than an infant and they are heavier. Thus they rquire more calories than an infant. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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What will happen if we stopped vaccinating infants, toddlers, and children?

What will happen if we stopped vaccinating infants, toddlers, and children?

Disease and death: We already see early signs of this after the vaccine haters misinformation campaigns. The rate of whooping cough in the country has risen from 2500/yr in the early 90's and rare if any deaths, to 40, 000 this year with more than 30 deaths. Keep it up and we will see lots of little headstones in graveyards again. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 1 year old baby consume in one day?

How many calories should a 1 year old baby consume in one day?

Around 1100 calories: For an average 12- month-old infant weighing 22-23 lbs, daily calory requirement is close to 1100. ...Read more

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I had a baby 8 weeks ago, and I am on 1200 calories a day. Is this bad?

I had a baby 8 weeks ago, and I am on 1200 calories a day. Is this bad?

Are you nursing?: Trying to loose the "baby fat" is challenging to everyone. Keep in mind when you restrict your daily intake take into account if you are breast feeding and how much actual sleep you get. Having a baby is a major change to our bodies and our lives, give your self a little time to get your energy, get adequate sleep and chat with your doc to see what the healthiest option for you and the baby is. ...Read more

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What is the effect of parental unemployment on the development of infants and toddlers?

What is the effect of parental unemployment on the development of infants and toddlers?

Depends on parent: If during unemployment the child sees a parent continuing to function as a parent and role model, unemployment does not have to be detrimental to the family. Take the time to read to kids, do activities with them outdoors, teach them to get involved in the community by going with you to volunteer during your unemployed hours. By showing them you can conquer what life gives you, it can even be good! ...Read more

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My baby is now 3.5 months old. She sleeps from 9pm-7am is that ok? Will she still get enough calories during the day? Should I be waking her up?

My baby is now 3.5 months old. She sleeps from 9pm-7am is that ok? Will she still get enough calories during the day? Should I be waking her up?

Follow weight gain: Hello,

Although not the norm, some babies do sleep thought the night. It's important to ensure that you are feeding when your baby seems to be awake and hungry. Often, babies will beed every 1 1/2 to 3 hours. Most importantly, you should develop a good working relationship with your daughter's pediatrician, because ultimately her weight gain will be the best indicator that she's getting enough. ...Read more

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(197 5'5) exercising 30m 3-5x a wk, eating minimal sweets, watching calories, after 3rd baby and tubal caused wt gain. Never had issues before. Help?

(197 5'5) exercising 30m 3-5x a wk, eating minimal sweets, watching calories, after 3rd baby and tubal caused wt gain. Never had issues before. Help?

Tubal should not-: -cause any change in hormonal output or fluctuations of them. May just B an issue of self control. ...Read more

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What occurs if we stopped vaccinating infants, toddlers, and children?

What occurs if we stopped vaccinating infants, toddlers, and children?

Illness, injury, death: If you want to turn back the clock to the 1700's we can certainly witness the return of whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria and polio within ten years. The frequency of bacterial meningitis will skyrocket along with the brain damage seen even with treatment. Ben franklin was initially skeptical of that newfangled cowpox vaccine but regretted not giving it to his son who died of smallpox. ...Read more

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Can infants & toddlers get diarhea or catch cold if they are not warmely dressed during winter time?

Can infants & toddlers get diarhea or catch cold if they are not warmely dressed during winter time?

No: Infants and toddlers catch cold or get diarrhea from exposure to germs. How they dress is more a reflection of the choices made by their caretakers. If dressed improperly, they are also likely to be taken into situations where they are exposed more germs. ...Read more

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How many calories are in a snack-sized bag of baby carrots?

How many calories are in a snack-sized bag of baby carrots?

Look on label: Your bag has a label. My bag of baby cut carrots says it has about 5 servings and they consider a serving size 3 oz. I don't know about you but I can eat a whole bag in one setting. The label says there are 35 calories per serving so that makes 175 calories per bag. There is a law that provides food label information. Just be clear on serving size because it's usually smaller than you think! ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight; how many calories are baby carrots?

I'm trying to lose weight; how many calories are baby carrots?

Look on label: Your bag has a label. My bag of baby cut carrots says it has about 5 servings and they consider a serving size 3 oz. I don't know about you but I can eat a whole bag in one setting. The label says there are 35 calories per serving so that makes 175 calories per bag. There is a law that provides food label information. Just be clear on serving size because it's usually smaller than you think! ...Read more

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What provides more calories for a 4 month baby, solids or formula?

What provides more calories for a 4 month baby, solids or formula?

No solids @ this age: Give the right amount of formula or breast milk, enough for your infant no more needed ...Read more

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Is it safe to feed my 9 mos old baby yogurt for infants and toddlers labelled 6 mos and up, which contain cow's milk?

Is it safe to feed my 9 mos old baby yogurt for infants and toddlers labelled 6 mos and up, which contain cow's milk?

Safe if not allergic: Cow milk products like yogurt are ok for infants. I encourage use of those with living lactobacillus like danactive or activia when I use oral antibiotics as they help baby repopulate their digestive tract with healthy bacteria.The cow milk issue is not a prohibition but an understanding that it is designed for calfs not kids. Bovine products are ok when part of a balanced approach to nutrition. ...Read more

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Is there any place I can buy low calorie non-fat baby food?

Is there any place I can buy low calorie non-fat baby food?

Why???????: Babies are a work in progress & fat is a necessary part of their diet. The rapidly growing brain uses cholesterol to form the insulating layer surrounding nerve attachments as they form & as the basic molecule from which various hormones are built. Failure to receive appropriate sources of dietary fat in the rapid growth period of infancy can result in permanent developmental impairment. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of peanut allergies in infants or toddlers?

What are some symptoms of peanut allergies in infants or toddlers?

Varied: Peanut reactions in infants and toddlers are the same as in teens and adults. They can include: rhinitis, lip/tongue swelling, rash, hives, itchiness, throat swelling, trouble breathing, wheezing, belly pain, vomiting, passing out and rarely death. ...Read more

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When its better to bathe infants and toddlers? At night before bed or early morning?

When its better to bathe infants and toddlers? At night before bed or early morning?

Whatever suits your: Lifestyle. The timing is unimportant. Many find it useful to do as part of the evening ritual as it can relax them prior to bed time. ...Read more

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What to do about infants suffering from erythroblasosis fetalis may require a massive blood transfusion?

What to do about infants suffering from erythroblasosis fetalis may require a massive blood transfusion?

Discuss with special: Complex subject that really can't be answered in this forum. Recommend treatment at a teaching hospital in a major pediatric hospital.

Here's is some information:
http://www. Chw. Org/medical-care/neonatology/nicu/hydrops-fetalis-erythroblastosis-fetalis/ ...Read more

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My 10wk old baby has started sleeping 6-7 hours at night. I'm worried if she's getting enough calories (bottle-fed). What can I do to ensure she's ok?

My 10wk old baby has started sleeping 6-7 hours at night. I'm worried if she's getting enough calories (bottle-fed). What can I do to ensure she's ok?

Enjoy the sleep!: This is a normal age to start sleeping longer at night. Offer your baby a bottle every 2-4 hours during the day, sooner if she demands it. As long she has lots of wet diapers, is pooping regularly and seems satisfied, then she is likely getting enough. Take her for her regular checkups with the doctor, where she will monitor the baby's weight. Http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/baby/tc/bottle-feeding-what-is-expected ...Read more

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Age: 17 Sex: Male Question for Nutritionist: I run 4 miles daily how many calories do I require? I also do strength train every other day. HT: 5'4

Age: 17 Sex: Male Question for Nutritionist: I run 4 miles daily how many calories do I require? I also do strength train every other day. HT: 5'4

Calorie need: Usually, at your age, the calories needed/d
would be 2500-3000/d. It appears from your
history that you are toning well and running and
exercising that with a broad judicial diet will
keep your weight management balanced.
If need further nutritional guidance, you can
make an online appt with the healthtap nutritionist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to let my 2month old baby sleep through 6hrs at night without a nighttime feed if she doesn't wake herself? Will she still get enough calories?

Is it ok to let my 2month old baby sleep through 6hrs at night without a nighttime feed if she doesn't wake herself? Will she still get enough calories?

Probably fine,: As long as she is gaining weight well up to this point. Most babies to sleep longer stretches after about 6-8weeks of age and after they reach 10lbs. As long as she has a good appetite the rest of the day and is making plenty of wet diapers, I'm sure she is fine. Enjoy the extra sleep! Make sure you let her doctor know she is sleeping well and they will check her weight at her next well check. ...Read more

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I am starting on a 1000 calorie diet to lose my after-pregnancy baby fat. Do you think it will work?

I am starting on a 1000 calorie diet to lose my after-pregnancy baby fat. Do you think it will work?

Probably: But you need plenty of energy to take care of the baby. If you stop all forms of sugar and eat a good diet, your weight will adjust properly since it works for many people. ...Read more

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Does an encysted hydrocele of the cord in my 6 week old infant require any treatment or pose any risks?

Does an encysted hydrocele of the cord in my 6 week old infant require any treatment or pose any risks?

Hydrocele: Generally speaking we observe those hydroceles for a few months to see if the fluid absorbs on its own. If there is no associated hernia, generally they will resolve. Don't worry. :) ...Read more

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What's the best way to lose my baby fat belly? What could happen if I don't eat enough calories and I still nurse my 7 month old?

What's the best way to lose my baby fat belly? What could happen if I don't eat enough calories and I still nurse my 7 month old?

Take your time.: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do >. ...Read more

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Is it normal for infants & toddlers to have greenish stool first after diarhea that turns into yellowish later on i.e it is a part of recovery.

Is it normal for infants & toddlers to have greenish stool first after diarhea that turns into yellowish later on i.e it is a part of recovery.

Pretty common: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 months old. How many calories should she be getting per day? She takes formula and stage 2 baby food currently.

My daughter is 11 months old. How many calories should she be getting per day? She takes formula and stage 2 baby food currently.

It depends...: When a pediatrician or nutritionist calculates daily caloric needs most use a simple formula: at her age, take her weight in kilograms (there are several good conversion calculators on the internet) then multiply times 100. As an example: 22 lbs=10 kg.; then 10kg x 100calories per kg = 1000 calories are required per day. Be careful, tho, this formula is age dependent; not used for all children. ...Read more

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For infants, toddlers and kids, should formula milk or any milk be limited? Normal food which v eat is preferable? Our doc told to limit milk? Reason?

For infants, toddlers and kids, should formula milk or any milk be limited? Normal food which v eat is preferable? Our doc told to limit milk? Reason?

Confusing question: Bovine milk in high quantities can cause small amounts of intestinal bleeding. Kids who develop an unhealthy pattern of excessive bovine milk consumption can become anemic enough to need a blood transfusion. Most recommend no > 16-20 oz/day, which seems well tolerated. Any food/formula consumed in excess of need can cause problems. You can work out the age related specifics with your doc. ...Read more

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I’m a 190 pound FM 5’2. I just had a baby a month and a half ago. I’m trying to lose weight but I have AFIB and can’t hardly exercise. If I eat 1350 calories a day will I still lose weight? How long should it take to get down to a “normal weight”.

I’m a 190 pound FM 5’2. I just had a baby a month and a half ago. I’m trying to lose weight but I have AFIB and can’t hardly exercise. If I eat 1350 calories a day will I still lose weight? How long should it take to get down to a “normal weight”.

Well: First of all you must be healthy. See your doctor about the Avon. You should be able to have a safe and comfortable exercise plan for you. 1300 calories is not much. You will lose weight but again what you really want to do is to be healthy. Have your doctor help you ...Read more

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Does having low hemoglobin (eg blood levels around 6-8) require the body to have a higher calorie intake? If so, why?

Does having low hemoglobin (eg blood levels around 6-8) require the body to have a higher calorie intake? If so, why?

No: Anemia has many causes and each cause requires specific treatment. Some due to Iron or vitamin deficiency will require the specific vitamin or iron and treatment underlying cause ...Read more

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I exercise, eat healthy, no junk food, mostly water, about 1200-1500 calories a day, but I'm stuck 50 pounds overweight after baby 3 5months ago. Help?

I exercise, eat healthy, no junk food, mostly water, about 1200-1500 calories a day, but I'm stuck 50 pounds overweight after baby 3 5months ago. Help?

Check Thyroid: I would definitely have your thyroid evaluated if weight loss proves difficult. Post partum is a common time for thyroid problems to crop up. If it's normal, then you just have to go back to basics, 10k steps a day (four miles) water, fruits and veggies. Long walks with the baby stroller are helpful. Think about a jogging stroller. Best of luck and enjoy your babies! They will grow up fast ...Read more

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I just had a baby 2 months ago and im loosing a lot of weight. What can I do to gain weight while breastfeeding? I tried eating more calories per day but it don't work. Ppcan I take any pills or shakes to gain weight if im breastfeeding? Please help I wan

I just had a baby 2 months ago and im loosing a lot of weight. What can I do to gain weight while breastfeeding? I tried eating more calories per day but it don't work. Ppcan I take any pills or shakes to gain weight if im breastfeeding? Please help I wan

You: You need to increase your overall calorie count and the protein you are taking. I would not recommend pills or special shakes as the ingredients might not be approved for breastfeeding. Regular milkshakes would be fine. Try to increase the amount of red meat, dairy products, and healthy foods in your diet. If your weight continues to decrease please have a medical evaluation to be sure you don't have a condition that is causing your weight loss. ...Read more

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I don't have much time for exercise when this baby is born, I have heard that breast feeding can help lose calories?

I don't have much time for exercise when this baby is born, I have heard that breast feeding can help lose calories?

Balanced nutrition: If you eat a well balanced diet based on your pre-pregnant weight (calorie wise) ; simply breast feed, you can lose a pound every week or two. Make sure you are taking prenatal vitamins ; plenty of fluids. The loss will be slow but natural. The books that say to up your calorie intake to bf are assuring that you won't lose weight. ...Read more

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How many calories do I burn if I nurse 4 times a days each breast 30 minutes? My baby is 70 days old and am 33 years old

How many calories do I burn if I nurse 4 times a days each breast 30 minutes? My baby is 70 days old and am 33 years old

Approx. 500/day: About 500/day while your baby is exclusively breastfed (no formula, no solids). But, to meet this energy need, the institute of medicine recommends eating 500 calories extra a day. It is important that the calories come from nutritious foods, especially meat-type foods for protein and iron and dairy products for calcium. Breastfeeding mothers can usually lose 1 to 4 pounds per month. ...Read more