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How can I treat my 5 months baby from constipation? She just started solid foods.

How can I treat my 5 months baby from constipation? She just started solid foods.

Diet change/water: Constipation is common with the introduction of solids but typically resolves. In the meantime, increase water intake. Avoid constipating foods like bananas and rice and give foods which are higher in fiber. Fruits that start with the letter p can help you poop (pears, prunes, peaches, etc.). ...Read more

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Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

Solids at six months: Breast-feeding is recommended for the first six months of life. Introduction of solid foods should begin at six months of age. The evidence shows that infants exclusively breast-fed the first six months of life had milder illness from digestive and respiratory tract diseases. Additionally feeding infants solid foods prior to four months of age was associated with higher rates of obesity later. ...Read more

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1 year baby still breastfeeding and eats solid foods! i wonder, in morning muther milk, later solid food!when he takes all? Does it cause consterpation?

1 year baby still breastfeeding and eats solid foods! i wonder, in morning muther milk, later solid food!when he takes all? Does it cause consterpation?

Constipation: Constipation is common in young children due to diet and behavioral factors. Limit milk to 16 oz daily, encourage pears, plums and prunes. Miralax powder 1-2 tbsp in a drink is a daily stool softener. Yoghurt with probiotics and whole grain breads and cereals for fiber might help also. Boiled raisins in applesauce. Wean breast and encourage table foods after 1year of age. ...Read more

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My five month old son is constipated. (He just started eating solid foods.) Any tips or ideas on how to get his bowel movements back to normal?

My five month old son is constipated. (He just started eating solid foods.) Any tips or ideas on how to get his bowel movements back to normal?

A little juice.: If your son is having stools that are soft then he is likely not constipated, even if he is only having a bowel movement every couple of days. The introduction of solid foods can change the frequency of bowel movements as the solid foods take longer to process than milk or formula. If his stools are very firm, adding a small amount of juice to his bottles may help. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 months old before three weeks we started solid foods now two days he suddenly stoped eating dorsnt even want to touch the spoon why?

My baby is 6 months old before three weeks we started solid foods now two days he suddenly stoped eating dorsnt even want to touch the spoon why?

Teething possible: What are you offering him to eat? You should start with cereal if you haven't. The other problem is that six months of age he may be teething and may be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Which foods can cause allergies to babies, when they start solid foods (6 months)?

Which foods can cause allergies to babies, when they start solid foods (6 months)?

Different strokes..: There are foods that tend to be more allergenic, but for any individual infant, the rules may not hold true. That's why you introduce foods one at a time, and watch and see if any type of reaction. But in general, seafood, nut containing foods, citrus and eggs and egg containing foods have more potentials towards allergies and should be introduced later rather than sooner. ...Read more

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Is it already ok for me to start with solid foods for my four month old baby? And what r the best food to feed ?

Is it already ok for me to start with solid foods for my four month old baby? And what r the best food to feed ?

Wait: Breast milk is the only complete food. It is important for newborns to be breast fed for at least 1yr or longer. Baby has all life to eat solids, don't rush - lot of allergies & food sensitivities. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby's appetite to decrease once I start him on solid foods?

Is it normal for my baby's appetite to decrease once I start him on solid foods?

Yes: Liquids will not satiate like the solid foods will. That is why the bottle becomes second line for feeding. ...Read more

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When should I start giving my baby solid foods?

When should I start giving my baby solid foods?

6 months: Age 6 months is the usual time to start solid foods. If a parent really wants to try sooner, he can try giving baby cereal at 4 or 5 months, but some babies' tongue movements and swallowing coordination are not ready for solid foods until age 6 months. ...Read more

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Why won't my baby eat solid foods at 7 months?

Why won't my baby eat solid foods at 7 months?

Have doctor evaluate: At 6 months of age, one can try giving the baby some baby cereal (prepared with water or formula). If the baby is able to move the cereal around in his mouth, and swallow most of it, they he is ready for solid baby foods. If the baby seems to keep sticking his tongue forward and push the cereal out, then he should practice off and on for 2-3 more weeks. If still unsuccessful, see the doctor. ...Read more

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