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When baby needs solid food in what month?If the baby eat breastmilk and formula ?Please send me table of baby food

When baby needs solid food in what month?If the baby eat  breastmilk and formula ?Please send me table of baby food

Cereal introduction: It is generally recommended: rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and juices with a cup at 6 months, meats and finger foods at 9 months, table foods and whole milk at 1 year. Have fun! ...Read more

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How much baby food should 7mth eat?when will food start to be main source of nutritional value?

How much baby food should 7mth eat?when will food start to be main source of  nutritional value?

Not much: The reason for baby foods at that age is to introduce a new method, not overtake the value of breast milk or formula. A tablespoonful or two is fine for starters. If the kid seems to want more, that is one of the goals, but they should not drop their other intake below 16-20 oz. By 1 yr, they should have a balance between the two. ...Read more

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How do I introduce baby to solid food without my fear of choking? I plan on all homemade food. Terrified of giving anything too chewy or hard. Advice?

How do I introduce baby to solid food without my fear of choking? I plan on all homemade food. Terrified of giving anything too chewy or hard. Advice?

Choking: You don't say how old baby is. But if he is ready, start wit soft food blended to smooth consitancy. Small spoonfuls. Have him sitting up straight in high chair and watch him closely as he swallows and spits out. Don't force him. Once you relax and he gets used to it, you can try thicker food...And so on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I test for what kind of food my new born baby allergic to before offering solid food ?

Should I test  for what kind of food my new born baby allergic to before offering solid food ?

Generally unnecessry: Food reactions in infants can vary from simple spitups to recurrent vomiting, loose stool to copious diarrhea, nasal congestion, hives etc. Simply delaying foods until the baby sits up can avoid the impact of a food reaction as a bigger baby can handle it. A calander of what u add/when & what events happen over several days is adequate to monitor rxns.Testing should be limited to confirming allergy. ...Read more

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I'm12weeks pregnant can it harm baby to lift something that weighs 4 kilograms?I was in a market buying some products to eat.

I'm12weeks pregnant can it harm baby to lift something  that weighs 4 kilograms?I was in a market buying some products to eat.

Doubtful: I have have taken care of kids of jazercise instructors that continued to teach class up to the week of delivery & never had any issues.I wouldn't advise lifting a 20kg bag of whatever because it would be awkward & strain your system.However, 4kg is unlikely to be an issue. ...Read more

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My 19 months baby girl today just stop drinking her milk and she's chewing her food and not swallowing the food she's spitting it out what could be th?

My 19 months baby girl today just stop drinking her milk and she's chewing her food and not swallowing the food she's spitting it out what could be th?

Mouth sores: Babies have no concept of needing to eat/drink to avoid problems. They do what feels okay.If swallowing hurts. they quit.I would look in her mouth,throat for sores,resdness. Ice chips or chilled foods like near frozen applesauce may be accepted since it could soothe the soreness.If it continues she needs to see her doc. ...Read more

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My 6 month would rather have table foods instead of baby food. Is it safe for him to eat table foods?

My 6 month would rather have table foods instead of baby food.  Is it safe for him to eat table foods?

Okay?: Yes it is probably okay if you are offering very soft and mushy table foods and of course giving him only things he has already been introduced to. Use caution with chunky foods at this age. ...Read more

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I'm 22 weeks pregnant, I crave to eat Johnson baby powder. So much that my mouth water just thinking about it. Will this have any health risk to baby?

I'm 22 weeks pregnant, I crave to eat Johnson baby powder. So much that my mouth water just thinking about it. Will this have any health risk to baby?

If you had decided..: .. to eat the baby powder, it still wouldn't hurt your child.. unless you get sick from ingestion, then your sickness may give the baby a ride. But overall try not to eat the baby powder. Take your vitamins and eat good food instead. ...Read more

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My 9 m/o doesn't like eating baby food anymore or the baby cereals. He would rather eat my food. Is that normal?

My 9 m/o doesn't like eating baby food anymore or the baby cereals. He would rather eat my food. Is that normal?

Congratulations: Your baby is perfect! this is the age when they notice you are eating something different than they are and yours looks better! now, you really have to set a good example of healthy eating! it gets a bit harder now balancing his nutritional needs with avoidance of choking hazards. ...Read more

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What are the baby foods safe to feed a g6pd deficiency baby?

What are the baby foods safe to feed a g6pd deficiency baby?

Most are safe: From the time when babies are sitting to when they walk is a marvelous opportunity to introduce many flavors of foods (www.Drgreene.Com/colorin). Kids with g6pd deficiency should avoid fava beans. Some kids - depending on their variant - should also avoid blueberries (& yogurts containing them), soy, other legumes, some chinese herbs, or tonic water (not great for babies anyway). I love g6pd.Org. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food i feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?

What does it mean when i feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food i feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?

Keep feeding...: As long as your baby is eating the food, the 'sour face' may not mean that he doesn't like it. Also consider the temperature of the food. ...Read more

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How soon can you start putting food in a breastfed baby's milk?

How soon can you start putting food in a breastfed baby's milk?

Why ever????: If you are interested in transitioning baby to solids, they should get the "tutoring" of using their mouth & tongue a different way. It should not be put in a bottle of breast milk. A paste or puree of the material should be offered off a spoon. If baby is not interested, there is no harm in waiting until s/he is. Six months is the time most have lost their tongue thrust & feed easily. ...Read more

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Out of date nubuluzer meds ?? will this harm me

Not likely: They might not work as good, less likely they will harm you. Would still recommend against using them if expired. ...Read more

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I am 30 weeks pregnant and accidentally ate a piece of rotten watermelon. Can or will this harm the baby?

I am 30 weeks pregnant and accidentally  ate a piece of rotten watermelon. Can or will this harm the baby?

Baby will be fine: It shouldn't harm the baby. In general, our bodies are very good at protecting the growing baby. Make sure you are taking your prenatal vitamins, drink plenty of water, and as long as you're feeling alright and baby is moving, no worries! ...Read more

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Is it possible that baby rice cereal can cause some type of allergy in some babies? 7 month old baby couldn't poop until i took him off of baby cereal

Is it possible that baby rice cereal can cause some type of allergy in some babies? 7 month old baby couldn't poop until i took him off of baby cereal

Constipating foods: You will find that rice cereal, bananas and apple sauce are often constipating foods. It is not an allergic effect. Loosening foods include juices like apple or prune and various fruits like peaches or prunes. ...Read more