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Food For 6 Months Baby
Yes: Some simple foods are often added now to teach baby a new way to feed. Dry cereals can be mixed with water, breath milk, or formula to yield a paste. Start with a teaspoonful and work up to a few tablespoons if baby seems interested. Adding new foods can bring allergic reactions like vomiting or diarrhea. Waiting a week between new items will limit confusion over this process. ...Read more
Breast milk!!!: Far and away the best food for a 6 mo. old is breast milk, which can provide virtually all nutrient needs & is what nature intended. If you're no longer breastfeeding use formula but I strongly advise organic formula. This is a good time to introduce solid foods as pureed organic vegetables like squash, zucchini & peas. Pureed berries OK. Avoid sweet fruits & grains to reduce craving for sweets. ...Read more
My family got sick around the same time with vomiting, fever/chills and diarrhea. My 6 month old infant was fine, is it viral or food poisoning.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is smz tmp sus safe for 6 month old babies and is it safe to mix it mix it w ith tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Is it safe to give lactose free formula milk for babies.My baby is 6 month old now.He is on lf milk from 3 month....Is it safe...He develops loose poo?
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