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What is the best food for 6 month baby?

What is the best food for 6 month baby?

Breast Milk: Breast milk is the beast source of nutrition for any infant. The addition of other foods at this age is more to teach a different method of feeding rather than improve nutrition. Rice cereal is commonly offered as an early food because it has low risk of a food reaction. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give simple finger foods to four to six month old babies?

Is it okay to give simple finger foods to four to six month old babies?

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

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What is the best food for baby 6 months old?

What is the best food for baby 6 months old?

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

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Suggest some foods for a 6 months old, teething baby.

Suggest some foods for a 6 months old, teething baby.

Cold helps: Chilled foods, such as a yoghurt or fruit purees, may soothe his gums and be more appealing. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Gastroenteritis: This is a viral illness, not food poisoning. The treatment does not require medications just adjustments in diet, and remaining well hydrated. The trick to keepibg things down is small amounts frequently. ...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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Is smz tmp sus safe for 6 month old babies and is it safe to mix it mix it w ith tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is  smz tmp sus safe for 6 month old babies and is it safe to mix it mix it w ith tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Do I understand?: I believe you are asking if sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (also called bactrim, septra, cotrim, etc.) can be used in sixth month old infants. Yes. And tylenol (acetaminophen) is commonly used in children of this age. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more