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Doctor insights on: Gerber Stage 2

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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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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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My son will be 4months in about a week. He's starting to notice my food, so can I start giving him the stage 1 supported sitter gerber foods?

My son will be 4months in about a week. He's starting to notice my food, so can I start giving him the stage 1 supported sitter gerber foods?

Breast/formula first: There is a lot of discussion currently about starting solids as early as 4 months or waiting until 6 months to lower incidence of allergies, etc. What we do know is that his nutrition comes from his milk - not the solids. The most important thing is to ensure he is getting adequate milk (breast or formula) intake, then talk with your pediatrician about when it is best for your baby to start solids. ...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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Which is better for infants: BeechNut or Gerber oatmeal?

Read the label: To the best of my knowledge there are no formal studies that compare these brands of baby food to each other. Composition is likely similar, but still read the labels. Avoid products with artificial colors, sweeteners and preservatives. Organic varieties are usually void of these. ...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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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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Gerber rice cereal at 6 weeks, is this okay to give?

Gerber rice cereal at 6 weeks, is this okay to give?

Not necessary: If the baby doesn't have severe reflux and requires thickened feeds, the only thing he needs is breast milk and/or formula. At 4 months you can start it if you would like. ...Read more

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Can i introduce my 9 day shy of 7 month old to gerber jar meat?

Meat: Not only can you introduce meat, you can also try chicken, turkey or veal. ...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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Gerber baby food I've noticed has more ingredients than beechnut, but my daycare provides Gerber. Is Gerber okay, or should I bring my own?

Gerber baby food I've noticed has more ingredients than beechnut, but my daycare provides Gerber. Is Gerber okay, or should I bring my own?

Depends: If your kid does not have any food intolerance/allergies to the products they use the differences are not worth worrying over.Any problems would show up as a food reaction like hives/chronic diarrhea/etc. ...Read more

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Low on $. 1week till i get my wic for formula. Can i give my son similac formula for a couple of days? His on gerber formula right now but im out.

Low on $. 1week till i get my wic for formula. Can i give my son similac formula for a couple of days? His on gerber formula right now but im out.

Should not be problm: As long as the protein base is the same (cow milk protein or soy) there should not be any problem. There are subtle differences in formulas and their stooling pattern may change. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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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My daughter is 2months but enfamil is not enough for her to last 3hours can I add gerber in the milk or its to early?

My daughter is 2months but enfamil is not enough for her to last 3hours can I add gerber in the milk or its to early?

Gerber: It is too early to add gerber's. Try giving more milk, have your child such on a pacifier and give sterile water between feedings if necessary. ...Read more