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What type of food should I start feeding my 6 month old baby so that she does not become a picky eater?

What type of food should I start feeding my 6 month old baby so that she does not become a picky eater?

Balance: Feed your baby a balance of foods beginning with various cereals and pureed foods. Allow her to experience a variety of tastes and textures. As she gets older various finger foods , are important to offer. Continue to feed many foods, even those she doesn't like as much. Even with the best of efforts many toddlers will become picky eaters ...Read more

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Can I drink lots of green tea while I am breast feeding my 6 month old baby?

Can I drink lots of green tea while I am breast feeding my 6 month old baby?

Minimize: Green teas can sometimes contain caffeine - so would not recommend more than 2-3 cups/day; but in general, there has not not been a lot of studies looking at green tea and breast feeding. So, would not recommend drinking lots during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! also try to avoid buying the flavored varieties- plain is best and if you want to mix in some bananas or other fruit thats fine but the pre-flavored ones have too much added sugar for babies. ...Read more

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Is it okay to breast feed my 6 months old baby after 8 to 9 hours of gap from previous feed?? Shoud I sqeeze little and later feed??

Is it okay to breast feed my 6 months old baby after 8 to 9 hours of gap from previous feed?? Shoud I sqeeze little and later feed??

Yes: If you can pump your breasts or hand express between, it would be nice. But, it is still ok to breast feed after the 8-9 hr break. The milk did not spoil. ...Read more

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What can I feed my six-month-old breastfed baby?

What can I feed my six-month-old breastfed baby?

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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What should I feed my four to six month old baby?

What should I feed my four to six month old baby?

Formula/Breast Milk: Dr ferguson' s comment that they only require breast milk or formula is correct. The american academy of pediatrics recommends beginning cereal at 4-6 mos of age if the milk intake seems excessive and to teach the infant how to take from a spoon.Each pediatrician is different in this regard, so consult with yours. ...Read more

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What should I feed my six to nine month old baby?

What should I feed my six to nine month old baby?

Breast milk, formula: Breast milk or formula will provide all the nutrition your baby needs at this age. Intake ranging from 16 to 24 oz are common as new foods are added. Four to eight tablespoons per meal is a common intake, progressing to 1/2 to 3/4 cup over time. Your baby will signal you to give more or stop as time passes. Your baby is a good judge of how much is enough. ...Read more

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How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

Constipation?: I'm assuming that you mean glycerin suppositories for constipation. Every once in a while these are ok to give. If you are giving one every few days you should try and figure out how to relieve the constipation. Likely you have started some solids by now. Consider giving a small amount of undiluted fruit juice 2-4 oz or a smushed up fresh fruit. Just stay away from bananas. ...Read more

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6 month old grandson has infant nystmus can this be caused by ranadine he took for acid reflux?

6 month old grandson has infant nystmus can this be caused by ranadine he took for acid reflux?

Unlikely!: Nystagmus is unlikely to be caused by ranitidine. It could be congenital meaning present since birth or acquired later due to several causes. He needs to be seen by a pediatric optjomologist and may be a pediatric neurologist also. You have to rule out vision problem and neurological problems. ...Read more

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Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?

Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?

Infant botulism: I am sure honey is a small component in your lotion so not a risk but contact Poison control if she ingested a large quantity ...Read more

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Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Unlikely: Spiral fractures in an infant are abuse until proven otherwise. They require a twisting force that the baby cannot do to themselves in any fashion. ...Read more

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Are there flu shots that are safe and recommended for a six month old infant?

Are there flu shots that are safe and recommended for a six month old infant?

Yes.: Yes. Not only is it available, but highly recommended . The first time your baby is immunized, two doses will be required. Only one dose in all subsequent years. ...Read more

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Our six month old infant is teething. Baby paracetamol (calpol) provides definite relief. The insert says we can give it to him up to 4 times per day. But for how long can we do this safely? 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month?

Our six month old infant is teething. Baby paracetamol (calpol) provides definite relief. The insert says we can give it to him up to 4 times per day. But for how long can we do this safely? 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month?

Teething is normal: This is another name for acetaminophen and it is a mild analgesic only. It is OK to use this infrequently. Acetaminophen has its own drawbacks and that can be looked-up online. Try to let your child chew on a cold clean rag or something, it helps. This will come and go and they will get through this, and so will you!! ...Read more

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What is the amount of formula a 5 to 6 month old baby require per day ?how many feeds per day? and how much ml per feed?

What is the amount of formula a 5 to 6 month old baby require per day ?how many feeds per day? and how much ml per feed?

4-6 oz: Offer 4 to 6 ounces (120-180 ml) every four hours and adjust from there. At this age solid foods may be offered from a spoon with baby sitting upright. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How many times solid food and bottle feed to be given to 6 month old baby?

How many times solid food and bottle feed to be given to 6 month old baby?

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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6 month old baby is taking solid food then how much bottle feed to be given?

6 month old baby is taking solid food then how much bottle feed to be given?

Formula usually same: Up to around 9 months infants will generally continue taking the same amount of formula as before they started solids. ...Read more

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6 month old baby is taking 2 times solid food then how much quantity bottle feed to be given?

6 month old baby is taking 2 times solid food then how much quantity bottle feed to be given?

Feeding Amounts: Approximately 8 ounces every 3-4 hours, but the baby may want more or less and that is fine. They regulate their own feedings after solids are introduced. ...Read more

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I em 21 years old have 6 month old baby girl..She is on my feed.Can i take slim 24 pro product of telemart for weighy lose?

I em 21 years old have 6 month old baby girl..She is on my feed.Can i take slim 24 pro product of telemart for weighy lose?

No proof effective: Please realize you're asking american trained & practicing doctors whether a product sold in india (http://slim24pro.Com/) will work in middle east, much less be safe for breastfeeding. I cannot tell you about manufacturing rules outside of the states but here, the manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness & can make empty promises. Whether this applies outside of states... ...Read more

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How to feed 6 month old baby with homemade solids outside? For instance with rice&banana/apple? How to save food fresh for 4/5 hours outside?

How to feed 6 month old baby with homemade solids outside? For instance with rice&banana/apple? How to save food fresh for 4/5 hours outside?

Bananas: Bananas are to easiest solid food to use outside. Keep a ripe banana in the peel until time for eating. Use the back of a spoon to mash the banana and voila you have a solid food snack. Other homemade solids need to be kept refrigerated on ice while not serving. ...Read more

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I em 21 yrs old my baby is 6 month old baby girl she is totally on my feed the prob is dat i want to lose my weight 10kg in 1 month please tell me how?

I em 21 yrs old my baby is 6 month old baby girl she is totally on my feed the prob is dat i want to lose my weight 10kg in 1 month please tell me how?

Can't/won't however:: It's not possible to lost 10 kg in a month unless you eat virtually nothing and exercise several hours a day. Such rapid weight loss is unhealthy and people almost always regain weight that is lost quickly. Slow & steady wins this race. My favorite diet for both weight loss & good health is dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht exercise is also important! please see comment too:. ...Read more