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Food That I Can Feed My 10 Month Old Baby
I feed my 4month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May i give any cereals food to him.?
Not yet: Introducing cereals early may not be a good idea. You should consider supplementing breast feeding with formula, if you are not producing enough milk. Early introduction of cereals may introduce sensitivity to cereal proteins. You should wait till the baby is six months old before introducing cereals. ...Read more
I feed my 4 month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May i give any solid food to him?
Define hungry: You don't need permission to feed your baby.We don't recommend solids before 6m but this varies with the doc. If your kid consumes > 32 oz formula/day, solids may be needed. Some misread a kids finger or pacifier use as indication of hunger, it is not. The pleasure of chewing, sucking, nail biting, etc. Is a self soothing skill. If your kid is fluffy you may want to slow the feeds. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TOO EARLY: It is recommended not to feed babies any solid foods until 4-6 months of age. The intestinal tract of an infant is not ready to digest anything but breast milk or infant formula until then. if you are breast feeding and the increased hunger is recent your child may be going through a growth spurt and attempting to have you produce more milk. ...Read more
Depends on why: Self-feeding depends on fine motor & oral-motor skills & typically starts at 9 mos. Can she grasp objects with the palm of her hand (4 mos.), get her hands to her mouth (5-6 mos.) "scissor" grasp with thumb and forefinger(7-8 mos.) or pincer grasp (10-12 mos.)? Does she swallow foods other than liquids & hold/play with a spoon? If not, call 704-336-7130 for Early Intervention assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serve it: Ask him- do you want this food? If he says no ignore it and serve the next person. If he takes the food and plays with it, say "don't you want it"? Take it away, put it in the fridge and warm it for the next meal. If he complains of hunger later say "well, you didn't eat lunch, you will have to await dinner" no substitutes. Hunger pays off. Do not get angry. ...Read more
My baby boy age 1 month 10 days. He got constipation recently. He is drinking breast milk and formula. What can I do for him?
When you are ready: As soon as the kid can sit in a high chair near the table, they are easily drawn into sampling what you eat.Be sure to plan meals with at least one item you can mash up and offer to them.Texture is often an issue but the kid will often be willing to sample what it sees others eat. ...Read more
Unnecessary : 50 years ago infants were fed solids early & frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice & do not add to the child's nutrition. Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades & baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more
Maybe: In general this is an individual question as it does not apply to all. In the days before baby food these were the only options we had. In general as long as the baby can safely swallow digestible food you should be safe. Please ask your pediatrician for further guidance before attempting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A little early: Physical readiness to feed occurs @4-6 mos, when baby has doubled her birth weight & takes >32 oz./day of formula or nurses > 8-10x/day. Developmentally, she needs to be able to sit in a high chair, have enough upper body strength to lean forward when hungry & turn away when full, & be able to transfer a scant 1/2 tsp. Of a pureed food from the spoon to her throat. Till then, it's not gonna work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What should I be feeding my 10 month old daughter? How many ounces of formula should she get a day? How much baby food a day
Undigested formula: This is a very common complaint from parents. The Infants' immature digestive system takes longer to digest the milk protein. Those "white bits" you see in the stool are actually bits of undigested milk protein. This is absolutely normal and nothing to be worried about ...Read more
Also, is he truly : constipated? Babies don't need to have a bowel movement every day, so unless the stools are very hard, and infrequent and he is uncomfortable, you don't need to do anything. You can give him extra water in between his bottles of formula. If that doesn't help, please consult with his doctor. ...Read more
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