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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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Hi doctors, is feeding my 10 month old baby boy lentils 5 times a week for lunch, or is this amount too much? Thank you

Hi doctors, is feeding my 10 month old baby boy lentils 5 times a week for lunch, or is this amount too much? Thank you

Lentils: Lentils is a fine food and as long as the baby hasn' t tired of eating them thats fine. Just remember lentils are heavy gas producers. ...Read more

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Can I take hairfinity vitamins while breast feeding my 10 month old baby?

Can I take hairfinity vitamins while breast feeding my 10 month old baby?

Overall the opinion: is No you do not need to be taking Hair vitamins while you are lactating, though any harmful effects on the baby is not immediately known. It IS known that any vitamins you take while breastfeeding WILL be transferred to the baby, especially the fat soluble ones (ADEK). Most women grow hair faster while they are pregnant or lactating anyway as part of the natural effects of progesterone. ...Read more

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My 10 month old won't feed herself, or chew food. Is this ok?

My 10 month old won't feed herself, or chew food. Is this ok?

Depends on why: Self-feeding depends on fine motor & oral-motor skills & typically starts at 9 mos. Can she grasp objects with the palm of her hand (4 mos.), get her hands to her mouth (5-6 mos.) "scissor" grasp with thumb and forefinger(7-8 mos.) or pincer grasp (10-12 mos.)? Does she swallow foods other than liquids & hold/play with a spoon? If not, call 704-336-7130 for Early Intervention assessment. ...Read more

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10 month old having cold n fever fussy at feeding time refuses to take milk or any food. How to help him feed?

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

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10 month old having cough, cold and fever(37.3-37.5) for 3 days is fussy during feeding times. How can i feed him.

10 month old having cough, cold and fever(37.3-37.5) for 3 days is fussy during feeding times. How can i feed him.

Clear liquids: Make sure to give him lots of clear fluids (water, Pedialyte) to keep him hydrated. You can give it with a bottle, cup or even spoon, if necessary. Don't worry too much if he isn't eating well- the important thing is the fluids. That will help with the fever and loosen his mucous as well. Use bulb and saline drops to suction his nose. Call the doctor if he's not better. ...Read more

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10 month old poops 4-5 times a day and her stool is watery. She's formula fed and takes cerelac maize cereal. No temperature.

10 month old poops 4-5 times a day and her stool is watery. She's formula fed and takes cerelac maize cereal. No temperature.

Intolerance: Watery stools are sometimes a sign of difficulty processing the feed. A frequent cause is the lactose sugar in most traditional formulas.A scorch like diaper rash is often present.Substitution with a lactose free formula may solve the problem within 3-4 days.Other agents like juices can also do it. Discuss with the kids doc at a regular checkup. ...Read more

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10 month old, formula fed, always been a happy spitter, today had spit up that smelled like vomit. Ped is never worried about gerd?

10 month old, formula fed, always been a happy spitter, today had spit up that smelled like vomit. Ped is never worried about gerd?

Baby's weight?: If the baby is well grown and happy, not having pain with his spitups then I would tend to agree with your pediatrician! I don't mind the smell, if it has made it to the stomach it will naturally have that acidic smell. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should vaccinate my 10 month old son?

How do I know if I should vaccinate my 10 month old son?

Dead kids matter ?: The current wave of pertussis cases in the us is a direct response to the bad information provided by playboy bunnies & other self anointed vaccine experts. We've gone from 2.5k to 13.5k between 1990 & 2009. Approximately 50 preventable deaths a year occur because of this practice, mostly in kids < 1yo. ...Read more

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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate my 10 month old, what do docs think?

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate my 10 month old, what do docs think?

Deadly choice : Vaccines prevent illness ; death.In spite of the misinformation put out by vaccine haters, they are safe ; effective. Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90's to over 30, 000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants ; children. This has resulted in > 30 preventable deaths, primarily in kids. ...Read more

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How can I get my 10-month old to eat baby food?

How can I get my 10-month old to eat baby food?

Choice:: Given a choice, a child will get all their calories from what they like and not from what you think they should want. If you really think they need baby food, let them get hungry enough to want it, though if they prefer breast milk, there is no medical reason to make them stop. ...Read more

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How do I get diharrea to stop in my 10 month old?

How do I get diharrea to stop in my 10 month old?

Hydrate...: Please have your child consume as much fluids as possible; and call your pediatrician! to discuss this with him/her...Your child may need an I.V. Depending upon the severity and duration of the diarrhea to replace the fluid loss. ...Read more

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My baby is about 10 month old but she is not walking?

My baby is about 10 month old but she is not walking?

Be patient: The range of normal for independent steps is 9-15 months. By 10 mo most babies can get to sitting position well & some can pull to stand.Some of the kids can do things early but this is ok for now. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this is vitiligo on my 10 month old?

How can I tell if this is vitiligo on my 10 month old?

See your doctor.: You should take your child to his/her pediatrician to look. They should be able to tell you and if not, may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my 10 month old is experiencing a cough?

Should I be worried if my 10 month old is experiencing a cough?

Maybe: Cough is not normal in infants.A visit to pediatrician is indicated to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more