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How do I know when is a good time to give my 16 month old peanut butter?

How do I know when is a good time to give my 16 month old peanut butter?

Look out for choking: In healthy kids delaying foods beyond 6m doesn't reduce allergies (& may even increase them). However, i recommend avoiding very allergic foods when kids are on antibiotics or have diarrhea or a tummy illness. With peanut butter, keep in mind that it's thick, sticky texture makes it a real choking risk: so small amounts (perhaps with something ekse) with adult present. ...Read more

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Guidelines from reputable health agencies suggest some steps parents can take to reduce their child's chances of having food and other allergies, although there are no guarantees of success. If either or both parents have a personal or family history of allergy, for example, asthma, eczema, hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis (allergy to animals, dust mites, or molds) the following is recommended: * Avoid common allergenic foods, in particular peanuts and tree nuts, during pregnancy and while nursing -- peanut protein, as well as components of cow's milk, eggs, and wheat, are ...Read more


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Hi i just wanted to know is it safe to make homemade formular from almonds for my 6 week old son?

Hi i just wanted to know is it safe to make homemade formular from almonds for my 6 week old son?

Please do not give: A 6 week old needs breast milk feedings. There is no substitute, and if you are unable to breast feed, standard formula is available. Almond milk is mostly water and not safe for babies. Infants should not have regular cows milk until one year of age. ...Read more

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How do I introduce solids when my son is ready? How often do I give him rice? How much? Thank you

Apology: I apologize for the misspellings in my previous answer. I did not notice them until publishing the answer, as i was using my mobile phone app at the time. I hope the answer was still helpful! ...Read more

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How should I cook beans so that i can feed it to a 9month old baby?

How should I cook beans so that i can feed it to a 9month old baby?

I'd smoosth them 1st: I'd mash them initially. Also, your baby might get some gas initially, which can can cause colic, so start with a little and increase. But i agree with the good doctor, also answering your question, that they are safe, healthy, and nutritious! ...Read more

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Hey doctor I would like to know is it okay to give my 2 month year old baby water is it healthy for him ?

Hey doctor I would like to know is it okay to give my 2 month year old baby water is it healthy for him  ?

Healthy: Limited amounts of water are fine. If you live in a warm climate the baby will require more water to remain hydrated. It also may help to relieve constipation. Water should not be given to replace formula because the baby will miss calories and electrolytes. Generally 2-4 oz of water a day would be good place to start. ...Read more

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My 22 month old son is not putting on weight, what or how do I get him to eat?

My 22 month old son is not putting on weight, what or how do I get him to eat?

Picky eaters: Picky eating habits will drive most parents crazy.At 22m their growth rate has slowed to ~5lb/3inch/yr which is much slower than earlier.Feeding matches need. Most feed well 4days a month & nibble the rest.Single item days are common(breads, vegies, etc) & a balanced week is more common than a balanced meal. If you only offer nutritious choices, they will get what they need.Discuss with your dr too. ...Read more

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Helo how can i know if my breast milk is enough for my baby? because she always keep crying and her age is 17 days. Thank you

Helo how can i know if my breast milk is enough for my baby? because she always keep crying and her age is 17 days. Thank you

Crying: Babies cry and it doesn't always mean that they are hungry - it is how they communicate. Did you take her to her 2 week checkup? At this visit the pediatrician would check her weight and make sure she was back up to her birth weight. If she is gaining weight as expected, you can rest assured your breast milk is enough. BF babies want to eat often (sometimes every hour), this is also normal. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3.5 years old, she doesn't eat fish. Is it safe to give her a fish oil supplement? And if so how many times do I give it to her?

My daughter is 3.5 years old, she doesn't eat fish. Is it safe to give her a fish oil supplement? And if so how many times do I give it to her?

You can use: a children's version of marine fish oil. It contains more DHA than EPA, which is helpful to the developing brain. Please check w/doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Starting to get a cold, I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 1 month old baby what can I take for this cold and what To do so my baby doesn't get sick?

Starting to get a cold, I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 1 month old baby what can I take for this cold and what
To do so my baby doesn't get sick?

Colds+breastfeeding: Avoid taking decongestants such as pseudoephedrine (the D component in combo antihistamine-decongestant) as that will decrease breast milk production. Antihistamines such as zyrtec, allegra or claritin are fine. Your body is creating antibodies against the cold which will be excreted into the breastmilk. Your baby may end up with a cold but no need to stop breastfeeding. ...Read more

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My baby is 9 months old now and I am supposed to be giving him new foods. Where do I start? What is okay to try? I don't want to give him stuff he's not ready for.

My baby is 9 months old now and I am supposed to be giving him new foods. Where do I start? What is okay to try? I don't want to give him stuff he's not ready for.

Check it out: From profile, sounds like baby has big tendency to allergy (nut allergy, eczema, runny nose, enough wheezing to need xopenex). Check w/ md to be sure he's not allergic to what he already eats. I always recommend trying all vegetables first (baby food or cooked and pureed) then non-citrus fruits. Try 1 new food every 3 days & watch for reaction. Leave off corn, cow milk, nuts, choking risks. ...Read more

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How much time do I need to burp my child after having a 30ml formula feed.

How much time do I need to burp my child after having a 30ml formula feed.

Couple minutes: Most babies burp within a couple minutes after feeds. If they do not then just lay them on their tummy at a slight incline (45 degrees) and the gentle pressure will help them burp if they need to. ...Read more

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Hi. Is cerelac safe for my 6th month old baby? How many times a day can i give him? Thank you very much.

Hi. Is cerelac safe for my 6th month old baby? How many times a day can i give him? Thank you very much.

Starting solid food: We start with plain rice cereal mixed with baby formula to be given with spoon . Make it the consistency of sauce and feed the baby . It make take some time for him to get used to it . You may start once a day and then can go to twice a day too . Check what's the contents of cerelac . ...Read more

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I have a 4 day old Newborn I want to know if a midwife for daily baby massage will be good as Doctors say it's not good and I shouldn't.

I have a 4 day old Newborn I want to know if a midwife for daily baby massage will be good as Doctors say it's not good and I shouldn't.

Lack things to do ?: There is data from physical therapists that simple flexion/extension postural maneuvers and neck massage can reduce afternoon crying. That said, these are things moms can do with no outside help. I have heard of such "therapy" offered by a variety of non traditional sources but consider this a waste of time and money. ...Read more

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What to do if i want a small baby so i don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

What to do if i want a small baby so i don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

Pregnancy: You can't choose your babies size. The size of your baby has nothing to do with getting fat during pregnancy. The amount of weigh you gain is up to you, as long as baby is growing properly. The uterus returns to normal size, when the baby is out. What you should be asking is, what is the best way to eat to get a healthy baby!!!! Get your priorities straight. ...Read more

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Do i need to lose weight? If so, how do I do it? I am a 22 year old female that is 63 inches and 165 pounds- I have struggled with my weight for some time, but think it is time to lose. What do I do? How much exercise? What foods to add? What foods to avo

Do i need to lose weight? If so, how do I do it? I am a 22 year old female that is 63 inches and 165 pounds- I have struggled with my weight for some time, but think it is time to lose. What do I do? How much exercise? What foods to add? What foods to avo

Hello. : Hello. The first thing you should do is not think bariatric surgery since you have this tagged as the specialty. Unless you are particularly muscular, a weight of around 127 would be fine. Now, people write whole books on the question you asked, so there is now way do all of your questions justice on this venue. 1. No crash diets. 2. No crash, hard core exercise routines. 3. Eat at least 5 servings of vegetables and at least 4 servings of fruit per day. 4. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. 5. Cut out junk food where possible. 6. Get healthy aerobic exercise. 7. Consider working with a nutritionist. Take care. ...Read more

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I am giving my 3 weeks boy formula nutrilon 1 . How good is this product and how to know if baby doesn't like it.

I am giving my 3 weeks boy formula nutrilon 1 . How good is this product and how to know if baby doesn't like it.

Nutrilon 1 appears : To meet an infant's dietary needs with protein, fat, & carbohydrate as well as wide variety of fatty acids, vitamins, & minerals. If baby doesn't like it, u will be the first to know: either he will refuse to eat it or he may spit it out rather than swallowing it. U can also ask your pediatrician's opinion of the product. ...Read more

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