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Doctor insights on: Food Molds For Pureed Foods

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Can I give my 5 month old baby pureed raw foods?

Can I give my 5 month old baby pureed raw foods?

Yes: I would question why so soon. In previous years when homemade formula from cow milk was routine, early feeding was necessary to improve nutrition. Now we understand breast or formula alone is fine & allows baby to develop motor skills that improve their transition to solids. I like to start @ 6m & making your own is a great way to avoid some of the additives & preservatives in commercial products. ...Read more

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Can leaving a pan with food in to soak cause mold to grow in the pan if left out all day?

Can leaving a pan with food in to soak cause mold to grow in the pan if left out all day?

It starts in 24-48: A general rule of thumb is that you should wash the dishes and wipe/clean the sink at least once a day if you wish to prevent mold growing on your used bowls and plates. When dishes are stacked on each other they aren't able to dry out which promotes mold growth. Rinsing dishes right after helps prevent. Keep surfaces free of organic material/food which mold requires to grow. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Why do some people have to eat pureed food, what is pureed food, and when can a person be able to eat regular food?

Why do some people have to eat pureed food, what is pureed food, and when can a person be able to eat regular food?

Generally: Pureed food is indicated for oral dysphagia which could be edentulous or inability to chew food well to prevent choking or aspirations ...Read more

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Pt can go back to eating regular food instead of pureed food. But still has to drink thickened water. Reasons for both?

Pt can go back to eating regular food instead of pureed food. But still has to drink thickened water. Reasons for both?

What did the doc say: This type of dietary change is a direct reflection of the clinical circumstances that resulted in the change. Was there a stroke? Recent surgery? Parkinson's disease? Prolonged hospital stay? Etc. In the absence of the reason the diet was changed, commenting on why is fruitless at best and malpractice at worst. You need to discuss with the doc who prescribed the diet. ...Read more

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Can draining food over a pan which has been soaking for twelve hours be harmful to health? Can mold get onto the food from the pan?

Can draining food over a pan which has been soaking for twelve hours be harmful to health? Can mold get onto the food from the pan?

Your question is: Ambiguous. Did you drain excess fluid from the food into the pan or put food into the pan when it had dirty water in it? You shouldn't cook food in water that has been sitting in a dirty pan for 12 hours. But its okay if you washed the pan thoroughly with dish detergent and hot water before using it to prepare food. And YES, mold can grow anywhere food's been sitting around long enough. ...Read more

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9mo baby is picky about foods. Loves purees, Cheerios, and cheese, but other types of food are hit or miss. She tries everything but rejects a lot.?

9mo baby is picky about foods. Loves purees, Cheerios, and cheese, but other types of food are hit or miss. She tries everything but rejects a lot.?

Keep offering an: Array of options. Research shows that kids will eat a balanced diet if you make sure there is a mix of all the major food groups. Don't turn it into a battle, just keep having her try things. Some kids are more sensitive to some smells and tastes. If she is tasting I would not worry. ...Read more

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Let me rephrase my five month old does not seem interested in trying baby foods purees not solids sorry. What age should they start to be interested?

Let me rephrase my five month old does not seem interested in trying baby foods purees not solids sorry. What age should they start to be interested?

Too early: Babies do not need solids in the first year.Formula or breast milk are total nutrition. As a culture, we generally begin offering solids as a puree as soon as they sit up, which is about the time their tongue thrust fades. Six months is the earliest I start and I let the kid decide when they are ready. You may offer an item a dozen times before they decide to try it. Be patient. ...Read more

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The past few days certain foods taste like mold. Why is this?

The past few days certain foods taste like mold. Why is this?

Taste and sinus: There are 2 common reasons for a taste problem: 1-sinus infection or 2- allergies. You probably need to be examined by your doctor to tell the difference. The treatment is different for each like antihistamine for allergy and antibiotic for sinusitis. ...Read more

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What is pureed food and is a fruit smoothie in the same class?

What is pureed food and is a fruit smoothie in the same class?

Pureed fruit?: Pureed fruit or pureed fruit+dairy would be a fruit smoothie. Pureed meat would not be in the same food type class as a fruit smoothie. "Pureed" is not a food type class, it's just a certain consistency (essentially a drink without any chunks). ...Read more

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Can mold allergies make it so you can't eat certain foods?

Can mold allergies make it so you can't eat certain foods?

Possibly: Mold allergy is from allergy to the mold spores in the air and not to the mold itself. There are some foods that may have mold or are made with mold. Cheese, mushrooms, vinegar, sour cream, sour milk, buttermilk, beer and wine may all have different types of mold. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/542511-safe-foods-to-eat-with-a-mold-allergy/ ...Read more

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8mo baby eats pureed foods very well but as I give her foods with more consistency she gags by touching it with tongue. Terrified of choking. Help!

8mo baby eats pureed foods very well but as I give her foods with more consistency she gags by touching it with tongue. Terrified of choking. Help!

Slow Inc. Reased: Needs to make your own foods slowly increasing consist any. Some kids also will eat over cooked carrots and peas as snacks usually use one at a time to get child used to increased textured ...Read more

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Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. Why? He ate whole canned fruit.

Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. Why? He ate whole canned fruit.

Difficulty w/ swallo: Somebody must have thought the person your concerned about has difficulty with chewing and or swallowing his food. Then he might get food into his lungs and get an aspiration pneumonia. So he is being fed like a child. I don't know if he has dentures yet but that would be another consideration in feeding issues. Reminds of the old riddle: what walks on 4 ft, then 2 ft, then 3 ft. ...Read more

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I'm one wee out fro sleeve bariatric surger can I starthavi. G pureed food?

I'm one wee out fro sleeve bariatric surger can I starthavi. G pureed food?

Maybe: This question should be directed to your surgeon. It would depend on her or his usual practice, how you are doing, etc. ...Read more

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Just say there happened to be HIV blood in my babies pureed food, would she be at risk of contracting HIV?

Just say there happened to be HIV blood in my babies pureed food, would she be at risk of contracting HIV?

No risk: Swallowing HIV is low risk. For example, HIV is rarely transmitted by oral sex, even with swallowing of HIV infected semen or vaginal fluid. But why worry about a completely outlandish scenario? If a friend or someone you know is believed to have HIV and is pureeing food for your baby, ask him or her to be careful. Of course there is never such a risk with commercial baby foods. ...Read more

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9mo has been con solids strike since Thursday. She'll try purees or table foods but reject right away. She's happy and drinking formula. Normal?

9mo has been con solids strike since Thursday. She'll try purees or table foods but reject right away. She's happy and drinking formula. Normal?

This is safe: As long as she is taking her servings of formula and you keep supplying different foods to see when she may be willing to take them again. It is normal for infants and toddlers to grow into and out food likes. I hope this helps and this eases your frustration and concern. ...Read more

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When should a baby máster table foods? I've been doing such a bad job and give her lumpier purees instead. She rejects mostly everything. She's 8.5m

When should a baby máster table foods? I've been doing such a bad job and give her lumpier purees instead. She rejects mostly everything. She's 8.5m

Typically developing: 8- month -olds can eat fork-mashed soft foods & finger foods. They also repeat behaviors which garner negative or positive attention. Offer food at pleasant, sit-down family meals & snacks. Don't nudge her to eat. With an emerging pincer grasp, she can finger feed soft diced food & hold a spoon. Brush her teeth after meals & before bed. The AAP's Guide to Your Child's Nutrition is ~ $9 on Amazon. ...Read more

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I thought molded foods could trigger respiratory problems. It's okay to eat strawberries that are surrounded by other strawberries infected with gray?

I thought molded foods could trigger respiratory problems. It's okay to eat strawberries that are surrounded by other strawberries infected with gray?

Mouldy strawberries: You are right, that some moulds can trigger asthma or breathing problems in sensitive people. Consuming mouldy foods could have consequences as well- so I do not recommend that. Sometimes there are a few mouldy strawberries among a pack- you can pick those out and eat the rest IF THERE IS NO SIGN of mould on the other ones. Otherwise, I wouldn't take the risk and just throw them all out. ...Read more

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Pt. Now to eat pureed food due to aspiration by hiccups. Is eating pureed food now permanent? Can not have food/water when in hiccuping mode.

As long as hiccups..: If the aspiration's due 2 hiccups, & a swallow eval has shown that pureed foods r the safest consistency 2 prevent aspiration, then pt shd b on pureed foods as long as the condition causing aspiration (hiccups) is present. To chk, pt can get another swallow eval 1ce hiccups've stopped to c if pt can swallow other food types / consistencies. Pureed foods r "permanent" if the underlying condition is ...Read more