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Do You Burp A Baby After Feeding Them Baby Food
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My sister's infant having breath problems after feeding. Not frequently but I think it has to do with burping and nasal cleansing?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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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