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When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

Delay until 6mo: Solid foods were once used to make up for deficiencies in home made milk formula used in the 50's to 80's.A return to breast FDG & modern formulas changed the value of solids from nutrition, to a pathway to teach baby to eat & transition to table foods. Waiting until 6m allows baby to sit & participate in a feeding, much as the will when older. Start with a few tablespoons as a paste. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

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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When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

Not necessary early: During the 50's & 60's when moms made their own cow milk based formula, it was important to feed solids to make up for the deficiencies of cow milk. Today the breast or commercial formula fed babies need no solids the first year. We have a need to teach them the different skills needed to feed solids & most are ready @ 6m when they start sitting with assistance. This is a good time to start. ...Read more

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When to start babies on baby food?

When to start babies on baby food?

Around 6 months: Short answer: when an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, has doubled his birth weight, & can push the food from the spoon to his throat. However, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition till about 6 months & continuing till 12 months. See "nutrition:what every parent needs to know" on www. Aap. Org. ...Read more

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When should babies stop eating baby food?

When should babies stop eating baby food?

No fixed age: You can transition the child, after six months of age, to regular food as the child tolerates it. Eating baby food will not adversely affect the child's health. ...Read more

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When should babies start eating baby food?

When should babies start eating baby food?

4-6 months: Most babies will do fine with breast fe eding or bottle feeding alone for six months. But some seem hungrier and you can introduce solids as early as 4-5 months. ...Read more

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At what age should an infant be given solid baby food?

At what age should an infant be given solid baby food?

Start solids @ 6 mo: The american academy of pediatrics recommends exclusive breast (or formula) feeding until 6 months. Solids can be introduced at 6 months: usually cereals, vegetables, fruits are started first. ...Read more

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I was wondering are babies suppose to burp after they eat food?

I was wondering are babies suppose to burp after they eat food?

GAS: Burping is one way of helping your baby to pass gas due to overfeeding, rapid milk intake or any colic codition. They become comfortable and also avoid vomiting after passing gas. ...Read more

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When do babies eat baby food in general?

When do babies eat baby food in general?

Around 6 months: Short answer: when an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, has doubled his birth weight, & can push the food from the spoon to his throat. However, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition till about 6 months & continuing till 12 months. See "nutrition:what every parent needs to know" on www. Aap. Org. ...Read more

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When can babies eat baby food in general?

When can babies eat baby food in general?

4-6 months of age: Generally we prefer to wait until the infant is older before starting solids. Everything they need nutritionally is in breast milk or formula. When starting, begin with baby cereal and then move onto green/yellow veges. Avoid fruits for awhile as the tastebuds of an infant are very keen on sweets. Fruit intro before veges may lead to the child resisting the veges. ...Read more

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How to know when do babies start eating baby food?

How to know when do babies start eating baby food?

Baby food: Babies generally will start eating between 4 and six months of age who are meeting appropriate developmental milestones. Here's a great resource: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/english/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/pages/switching-to-solid-foods. Aspx. ...Read more

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My sister's infant having breath problems after feeding. Not frequently but I think it has to do with burping and nasal cleansing?

My sister's infant having breath problems after feeding. Not frequently but I think it has to do with burping and nasal cleansing?

Feeding: Nasal congestion is a possibility but another important cause is esophageal reflux. Infants with reflux may choke with feeds. ...Read more

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My infant is 1week 3daya old not having reg. Bowl movements and isn't burping after feeding I've given him gripe water&still no help what meds to giv?

My infant is 1week 3daya old not having reg. Bowl movements and isn't burping after feeding I've given him gripe water&still no help what meds to giv?

Define & use natural: If breast fed, stooling less often& skipping days I would leave it alone if still soft. Bf infants can stool a little every feed or a crib full once a week. Bottle fed kids are expected to go daily. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily. Water may also help ...Read more

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We have a month old infant who is gassy. We do our best to aggresively make him burp but within an hour after feed, he gets up crying from gas pain. Are there any other remedies?

We have a month old infant who is gassy. We do our best to aggresively make him burp but within an hour after feed, he gets up crying from gas pain. Are there any other remedies?

Some possibilities: Babies swallow air- when they eat, suck or cry. During feedings, try to burp him in between every ounce, or between nursing on each side. Hold him upright (on your shoulder) for 15-20 minutes after feedings to help allow the air to rise up and escape, and not get trapped under the milk. Try a lactose free formula. Try simethicone (gas drops for infants). Check with your doctor if this continues. ...Read more

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What should I be feeding my 10 month old daughter? How many ounces of formula should she get a day? How much baby food a day

What should I be feeding my 10 month old daughter? How many ounces of formula should she get a day? How much baby food a day

FEEDING: At 10 months she can eat everything including meat and some table foods. Ounces of formula depends on how full she is after eating solids usually 8-10 oz. ...Read more

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My daughter 4 mo will only take 4oz at every feeding 7 times a day. 3 1/2 oz if fed baby food too. Should she be eating more? She weighs 14lbs 11 oz.

My daughter 4 mo will only take 4oz at every feeding 7 times a day. 3 1/2 oz if fed baby food too. Should she be eating more? She weighs 14lbs 11 oz.

28-32oz a day is ok: The total daily intake is average and her weight sounds good, unless she was a really big baby at birth. Many babies this age prefer a larger quantity and fewer bottles. If feedings take a long time, check the nipple flow. Also, some babies spit up if they take too much at a time, or they just prefer to be "grazers.". ...Read more

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What does it mean when I feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food I feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?

What does it mean when I feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food I feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?

Keep feeding...: As long as your baby is eating the food, the 'sour face' may not mean that he doesn't like it. Also consider the temperature of the food. ...Read more

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When do babies no longer need to be burped?

When do babies no longer need to be burped?

Burping: Burping is helpful and necessary for bottle feeding because of the extra swallowed air. Once your baby starts eating baby food you can back off on the burping efforts. ...Read more

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How many jars of baby food is my 6 month old supposed to eat per feeding session?

How many jars of baby food is my 6 month old supposed to eat per feeding session?

Why keep score: Breast milk or formula will provide all the proper nutrition for the first year & there is no benefit in elaborate meal plans for baby. Solid feeds @ 6m are designed to introduce texture & begin training in another form of eating. An ounce or 2 in paste form made from dry cereal is fine. Adding a new food weekly & introducing some table foods over time will bridge the gap to table foods. ...Read more

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Husband has been feeding from jar of baby food & saving the rest and refeeding from jar (and not putting it in bowl). How dangerous is this?

Husband has been feeding from jar of baby food & saving the rest and refeeding from jar (and not putting it in bowl). How dangerous is this?

Poor choices: It would certainly be better if he extracted a golf ball sized portion, placed it on a bowl and put the rest away. Spooning directly from the jar to baby and placing the spoon back in the jar will contaminate the jar and could lead to some bacterial overgrowth. However, if the jar remains refrigerated, it is unlikely to cause big problems. An avoidable case or two of diarrhea would be expected. ...Read more

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How many ounces of Formula should an 8 month old be eating at every feeding? She refuses baby food's in the jar. Tried several time's over 2 month's

How many ounces of Formula should an 8 month old be eating at every feeding? She refuses baby food's in the jar. Tried several time's over 2 month's

8 month diet: It is essential that you keep trying to add solids to her diet. try mashing up some solids or blending them if she won't eat jar foods. At 8 months she should not be drinking more than 24 ounces of milk a day and should be having other foods as well. Consult with your pediatrician about this. ...Read more

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What causes babies the need to burp?

What causes babies the need to burp?

Swallowing air: All humans burp. Its a fact of life. We swallow air along with our food and when we swallow a lot, some of it may come back out in the form of a burp. You only notice in a baby because they aren't good at it and so it stands out more dramatically than in older kids. ...Read more

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What are the right techniques to burp babies?

What are the right techniques to burp babies?

Head up: Tummy gas needs a chance to come up and be vented. Gravity will hold the feed down and with the head upright, it is only a matter of time. Baby will swallow a bit of spit now & then, unfolding the stomach entrance & allowing air to vent if properly positioned. I like to hold baby up on my forearm facing out, cradeling his/her chest with my hand, head up. A pat on the back is not always needed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to feed a 3 1/2 month old baby baby food if they just constantly seem hungry?

Is it ok to feed a 3 1/2 month old baby baby food if they just constantly seem hungry?

Define hunger: By 3.5 months a kid can get its fingers in its mouth and satisfy its pleasure of touching the lips by sucking fingers constantly. That is not hunger, that is fun. They will often take extra feed if offered, but if you kid is growing well without solids, they are not needed. A pacifier would be a better investment for many. Hunger= empty stomach, not wanting to suck a lot. ...Read more

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My 7week old infant has reflux and is on meds but is still having bad reflux. Besides keeping her upright and burped well. What can I do?

My 7week old infant has reflux and is on meds but is still having bad reflux. Besides keeping her upright and burped well. What can I do?

No pain & is happy?: If a young, refluxing baby is already on meds, getting burped, being held upright (with nothing pressing on the tummy), the question becomes: is there good growth and no pain? If the baby is happily growing despite spitting every feeding, it's ok to keep watching along with the pediatrician. Sometimes one can try switching to small, frequent bottle feedings to regulate the intake per feeding. ...Read more

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18 mth been off baby food for 5 mths did really well on table food until now she refuses to eat can I put back on bf don't want to force feed her?

18 mth been off baby food for 5 mths did really well on table food until now she refuses to eat can I put back on bf don't want to force feed her?

Yes: The question is really why she stopped eating solid foods? Does she have pain in her mouth, perhaps teething. If it is just a preference thing, there is no reason you cant give her back her baby foods with intermittent regular table foods. ...Read more

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When should you start to feed a baby some baby food?

When should you start to feed a baby some baby food?

4 to 6 months: Most pediatricians recommend starting solid foods between four and six months. Starting too soon or waiting to long may increase risk of allergies. The child should be able to sit with support. He or she should have good head/neck control. ...Read more

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My baby is 2mnths and doesn't become full can I feed her baby food?

My baby is 2mnths and doesn't become full can I feed her baby food?

TOO EARLY: It is recommended not to feed babies any solid foods until 4-6 months of age. The intestinal tract of an infant is not ready to digest anything but breast milk or infant formula until then.
if you are breast feeding and the increased hunger is recent your child may be going through a growth spurt and attempting to have you produce more milk. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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