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Do You Burp A Baby After Feeding Them Baby Food
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
4-6 months: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you wait until a baby is 4-6 months old before introducing solid foods. Introduce them one at a time, a few days apart, so that you can monitor for any signs of allergic reaction. This does not mean you have to stop breastfeeding, however. The AAP recommends for you to continue with breast milk in addition to solids until at least 1 year old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but why: Baby foods and snacks are specifically made to be bland and choking-safe. As long as they are not expired, they should be safe for anyone. However, even some babies can't stand them and demand table food, so if you can, skip the extra cost and try to make regular food a little more fun. If there is a specific reason to be using them in an older child/person, might be a good ? For your dr. ...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
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
6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive on breast alone. ...Read more
Most of the time yes: Infants often normally reflux small amounts of milk after feeding, while burping, with motion or for no reason at all. They then can be hungry again very soon, and you can go ahead and feed them. But if the amount is unusually large or frequent, or their urine is dark, see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Im having a hard time bottle feeding my breastfed baby. What should I do to make her drink from the bottle?
Have someone else : Offer the bottle.If she can smell you, she doesn't want the back up plan. Have your spouse or a friend offer the bottle when she is hungry & leave the area. After she figures out the idea you may get her to cooperate with you later. ...Read more
No: Bottle sterilizing goes back decades to a time when people made their own formulas from unpasturized milk & mixed it with water from questionable sources. Certified city water supply eliminates the need to sterilize in most cases. A good bottle brush and the same attention you give your dishes should be adequate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of vitamin: You can't overdose of water soluble vitamins b and c. They leave the body in the urine. You can overdose a baby on too much vitamin a and d. Consult with your pediatrician for the amounts to give and the necessity to give. I don't think its necessary if the baby is formula fed. ...Read more
10 month old having cold n fever fussy at feeding time refuses to take milk or any food. How to help him feed?
Evaluate.: Look for the cause of fussyness. Ear infection, upper respiratory infections can cause this. As long as there is no fever, you can wait till tomorrow. Dehydraton is a concern, so make sure the baby is wettiing diapers well. Do attempt feeding frequently, but there is not special way to force it, if bay refuses. Hence should be seen. ...Read more
How can I get my baby to start accepting pureed baby food after a stomach virus? She used to love them but now refuses them and cries. She's hydrated.
Food: be patient your baby will start eating regularly ...Read more
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