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Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Cannot endorse: We are not able to specifically endorse one brand over another. That being said, most mainstream products are similar. Organic products are likely superior in quality and nutritional value ...Read more

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Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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Baby Feeding (Definition)

How one feeds a baby, botlle, breast feeding, solids etc.And the point ...Read more


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Why is my baby feeding less often?

Not a growth spurt: Babies go through growth spurts, in which they seem to eat all the time, and then slower periods of growth during which they do not seem to be as hungry. You might worry if your baby isn't feeding because she doesn't seem to feel good, is lethargic, or has fever or trouble breathing. If she looks and acts healthy, it may be a temporary slowdown in her growth. She may be eating more per feed, too. ...Read more

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Dr,My2mns baby feeding only right brest since left has inverted.as its so soft,light,painless,guess it has dried.bt huge size differnt.wht shd do?help

Dr,My2mns baby feeding only right brest since left has inverted.as its so soft,light,painless,guess it has dried.bt huge size differnt.wht shd do?help

Inverted nipple : Your left breast has inverted nipple ,the baby cannot make good grasp to suck milk ,breast is o.k.Either you can use nipple shield or pump milk from left breast. You can consult -breast feeding consultant .Continue feeding from rt breast as much as possible . ...Read more

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Baby feeding should be how many once and how much?

Baby feeding should be how many once and how much?

Bottle Feeding: I'll presume since you are a man we are talking about bottle feeding! This depends on baby's age. If you have a newborn, baby should be having between an ounce and two ounces every several hours, on demand. The number of ounces gradually increases as the baby grows older and the feedings gradually space out longer. Ask again with the specifics of baby's age and we can help more. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after how many months should baby feeding bottles be changed.?

Does anyone know, after how many months should baby feeding bottles be changed.?

Changing bottles: Most bottle will start to look worn after going through the dishwasher for a few months but it is more important to change the nipples especially if the rubber is starting to look worn or cracked. Look on the package and it should give you an idea. Cheaper bottles will have to be changed more often. ...Read more

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What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

Very Quickly: Unless you wear sterile gloves, the bottle becomes unsterile very quickly. Essentialy as soon as you touch the bottle. However, the bottle still stays very clean. Being very clean is typically more than enough to keep your baby safe and healthy. ...Read more

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My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

Sure, but....: A well rounded diet would include the cereal, which in baby food is fortified with iron, something infants need in their diets. Also, encourage you talk to pediatrician about timing of solids at 4 months. Some evidence waiting until 6 months may have advantages the most important thing you are already doing -continuing breast milk or formula, which is the cornerstone of your infants diet right now. ...Read more

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3mos after pregnancy. Mixed baby feeding including breastfeeding and i have light pink spotting on and on from time to time. What it can be?

3mos after pregnancy. Mixed baby feeding including breastfeeding and i have light pink spotting on and on from time to time. What it can be?

Breastfeeding: breastfeeding can cause some irregular vaginal bleeding as the hormonal balance triggering normal menstrual cycles is disrupted. The bleeding can be controlled with a variety of birth control options. ...Read more

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4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

Infant stool: This is of no concern unless it remains green and has foul odor or has blood in it. Infants can have 1-14 stools/day. They are generally loose and yellow ( like gulden's mustard or bird seed). Green reflects level of bile absorption. ...Read more

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Daughter is 10 1/2 mnths. When can I feed her regular oatmeal and regular rice instead of the gerber cereals?

Daughter is 10 1/2 mnths. When can I feed her regular oatmeal and regular rice instead of the gerber cereals?

When she decides: You can try these at any point, but many infants will reject new items based on texture or their novelty.You can puree any common staple at this point and find a texture that the kid may except. ...Read more

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Which is more nutritious for my baby: Gerber or Nestle Good Start?

Which is more nutritious for my baby: Gerber or Nestle Good Start?

Confusing question: I believe Nestle bought out Gerber decades ago to get past some problems internationally with their formula products and enter the US market under a respected name. Before then, Gerber only made baby food, afterward, they had formula. I believeany Gerber product is made by the Nestle company. ...Read more

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Can my 6 1/2 month old have yogurt? The gerber baby brand or any brand?

Can my 6 1/2 month old have yogurt? The gerber baby brand or any brand?

Not recommended: Yogurt is dairy and dairy can be allergenic in children less than one. Many children haven problems. In general I do not recommend any dairy until after one year. Some formulas are cow milk based as well...If you want to try yogurt just pay attention. If baby gets increased congestion, mucous, skin issues, diarrhea, eczema, ear infections after starting ..It is too much....Stop. ...Read more

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When can you start giving a breastfed baby gerber?

When can you start giving a breastfed baby gerber?

?????: It would be nice if you supply both the age of the kid and what Gerber product you have in mind.The Nestle corporation bought out Gerber years ago to so they could re-brand a Nestle formula for sale in the US. It is a big part of their infant nutrition lineup. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat baby food? Like gerber can food? I heard it helps you lose weight.

Is it bad to eat baby food? Like gerber can food? I heard it helps you lose weight.

Myth: The baby food diet, i would guess, probably based on the size of the portion, but it all processes food, won't give any benefits for adults. All dieting basically can be broken down to how much you are getting calories from the food, compare to how much cal you are loosing. Do your math. Less caloric, small portions, less processed food & exercising to burn calories will help to lose wt. ...Read more

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Can i warm baby puréed gerber foods in the microwave? What is necessary to warm and what isn't?

Can i warm baby puréed gerber foods in the microwave? What is necessary to warm and what isn't?

IMHO: Yes, you can - but be careful not too warm! stir well to avoid hot spots. Also, it is not necessary. Room temp is fine, so is refrigerator cold. Unless your baby really doesn't like it without warming. The guide might be warm foods that you'll serve warm later as your baby eats table food with you. Enjoy your little one! ...Read more

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Is it safe to try an give my baby gerber baby food? Hes four months old

Is it safe to try an give my baby gerber baby food? Hes four months old

Yes: Most parents begin to feed babes at around 4 months. Gerber foods are fine. Usually start with cereal, then yellow veggies and then green and then others adding in one at a time a week at a time. Usually avoid fruits till later so as not to make "fruit" babies out of them. Start slowly and and add slowly. Breast milk is best still at this age and formula is fine. ...Read more

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Can I switch formula brands? My baby is on similac, but I got enfimil and gerber brand for free. They are all the normal formula.

Can I switch formula brands? My baby is on similac, but I got enfimil  and gerber brand for free. They are all the normal formula.

Maybe: Although all are required to meet the same nutrient minimums formulas are not interchangeable.Switching out may not bother some infants but can lead to gasiness, constipation or colicky symptoms.Some stores will let you trade out formulas on a can for can basis. Beware,some freebies are worth what they cost. ...Read more

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