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What are the best foods to feed babies who are just starting out?

What are the best foods to feed babies who are just starting out?

Foods: I recommend starting with different cereals at first, maybe the 1st 2wks. Then I go to orange veggies and some basic fruits. ...Read more

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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

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What are the best first foods to feed my baby?

What are the best first foods to feed my baby?

Rice cereal: When starting solid foods, the best first food would be the most hypoallergenic, baby whole grain rice cereal. You can follow this up with other whole grains like baby oatmeal cereal or mixed grains, then pureed vegetables and fruit (stage 1 baby foods). ...Read more

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How do you know when and how much solid food to feed your baby? He's 4 months already.

How do you know when and how much solid food to feed your baby? He's 4 months already.

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

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What are the first foods I should feed my baby?

What are the first foods I should feed my baby?

Babies first foods: For the average baby with no issues solid foods are usually startede at 4-6 months. Baby cereals such as rice, oatmeal, barley fortified with rice are started first. I usually recommend veggies next since they are less sweet than fruits, then lastly meats stage one. New foods (one at a time) are given for 4days early in the day or at lunch time to make sure there are no reactions or allergies. ...Read more

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What are the first solid foods I should feed my baby?

What are the first solid foods I should feed my baby?

Baby cereal: When your baby is 4-6 months old it's usually time to start trying solid foods. For most babies the first food is rice creal or infant oatmeal mixed with breastmilk or formula. These baby cereals provide a great source of iron for your growing infant. Other early options are banana, avacado or cooked potatoes and sweet potatoes mashed and thinned with a little breast milk. ...Read more

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When and how to feed solid food to baby?

When and how to feed solid food to baby?

Guidelines: When an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, is taking > 32 oz. Of formula/day or nursing > 8-10 times/day, & is 4-6 months of age. Use single-ingredient baby foods, don't start with the sweet stuff. Blend " people food ", especially if you can hold off till 6 months. A beaba works well, but is expensive. If baby spits food back out, the meal is over. ...Read more

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How much solid food should I feed my baby?

How much solid food should I feed my baby?

Let the Baby Decide: There are many variables. The aap recommends no solids until 4-6 months of age. Starting 1 food at a time for 3-4 days to observe possible negative reactions is traditional. Cereal is first, followed by other solids in no specific order. As for quantity, when you have to urge the baby to eat, they are usually done. Remember, there is little evidence as to what is actually the " right" way! ...Read more

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When to feed solid food to baby with no teeth?

When to feed solid food to baby with no teeth?

Ask Pediatrician: Follow your pediatrician's advice. Remember, even when 1st baby teeth erupt child still can't chew, only bite. Your pediatrician will have specific recommendations for you to follow. ...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 can you start feeding solid foods to an infant?

When can you start feeding solid foods to an infant?

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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My infant is 3 weeks old after each feeding he vomits no food is staying down. It came through his nose he is really fussy nothings working.

My infant is 3 weeks old after each feeding he vomits no food is staying down. It came through his nose he is really fussy nothings working.

Acid reflux vs other: This could be acid reflux which is common in infants. Reflux usually causes vomiting through the mouth or nose after feedings, with abrupt position change, or when pressure is placed on the abdomen. The severity of reflux varies. Projectile vomiting, green vomit, weight loss and lethargy are concerning for more serious GI issues and should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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What brands of infant foods are ok for mspi baby? Baby currently on elecare.

No endorsement Here: I believe it is well stated on this site, but we do not provide any endorsement of any safe product that humans can purchase and use. Medicine would be fully neutral and have no opinion on your question. ...Read more

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What are the best and safest solid foods for babies?

What are the best and safest solid foods for babies?

Depends...: Depends on age and other factors. In general, pureed vegetables and cereals come before meats and dairy (other than breast or formula); single ingredients before mixed; no-no's include: chunks (choking hazard), honey (botulism), eggs/fish/seafood (more allergenic), salt and sugar (addictive), and juices (juice is a fruit from which all good stuff has been removed.). ...Read more

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What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

Breast milk/formula: Are all that is needed until infants are at least 4-6 months old. Early introduction of solids has been associated with food allergies and over feeding and obesity. Breast feeding protects against diarrhea illness Also, some high fiber foods may cause diarrhea, gas, cramps. After 6 months, milk may not provide enough iron for blood and muscle growth, so foods that contain iron are recommended. ...Read more

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What food maks infant taller?

What food maks infant taller?

Interesting question: If your only reason for asking is just because you want your kid to be tall, then skip past what I say because it won't help you. If you're asking about food making an infant taller because you're interested in making the infant healthier, follow this link to livestrong:

http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/69870-kids-grow-taller/. ...Read more

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Which foods are unsafe for babies?

Which foods are unsafe for babies?

Unsafe foods: Do not give honey to an infant under 1 yr of age due to risk of botulism. Other unsafe foods include raisins, hot dogs cut in circles that are choking hazards. Hard foods the size of a infant's finger are also choking hazards. Avoid soy, cow or goat milk in babies under 1 yr of age. Use instead breastmilk or formula for infants under one year of age. ...Read more

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Y here in canada they recommend to introduce food to babies at 6 months? Any everywhere else they start at 4 months? When should I start?

Y here in canada they recommend to introduce food to babies at 6 months? Any everywhere else they start at 4 months? When should I start?

Food for babies: I usually go by 3-6 months or 13-16 pounds as guidelines to introduce solid foods. The aap recommends 6 months but if a child is not satisfied with breast or fomula its time to feed him instead od torturing your child and/or yourself. ...Read more

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What food to eat for 9month old infant?

What food to eat for 9month old infant?

Baby food: A nine month old can have an egg, yogurt, wheat too. He can have 3 meals day and 2 snacks, a balanced meal. ...Read more

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Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Preferablynot: Preferably not. Infant formulas are made to maximize babies nutritional needs. ...Read more

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How are infant food allergies daignosed?

How are infant food allergies daignosed?

Allergy test: We allergists prefer a prick skin test and we do it in the office and it is relatively painless. There are also blood tests, but depending on the lab you go to and the technique they use, some are not that reliable. ...Read more

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My 4 months babies electrophoresis report is hb a2=2.4, hb a=4.2, hb f=68.4, hb e=25. Is iron based foods harmful for her?

My 4 months babies electrophoresis report is hb a2=2.4, hb a=4.2, hb f=68.4, hb e=25. Is iron based foods harmful for her?

Possibly: As I indicated in my previous post to you, your child has hemoglobin e / beta+ thalassemia. Some patients like your child will have problems with iron overload, even if they are not chronically transfused. For those patients, excess iron in the diet can be harmful. Please see a doctor with knowledge about hemoglobin e / beta+ thalassemia. ...Read more

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Food for a 9 month old infant?

Food for a 9 month old infant?

Food in infant: After 4 months of age it is safe to introduce all foods into an infant diet, but their are caveats. Only 1-2 new foods per week, and slowly at that to ensure no adverse reactions. Breast feeding is still recommended as 1st for first 4-6 months. If the child has eczema, there is a higher rate of food hypersensitivity. If unsure, speak with an allergist. ...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 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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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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