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Gerber Baby Food Ingredients
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 6 months old born 10 weeks early. She is very healthy. Can I start giving her crushed bananas and or baby food ie. Gerber bananas packaged?
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. This schedule reduces development of food allergies based on gut maturation. Technically, your baby is closer to the 4 month stage for cereal introduction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why wont my one year old eat table food yet? Is it normal? He will eat a little baby food/gerber graduates gentle formula/juice...
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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