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How Many Times A Day Should I Feed My 8 Month Old Solids
It it OK for a 8 month old to drink 40 plus oz a day.He already is on solids and wakes 2 times a night to eat a full bottle?
40 ounces: Your child may be waking twice a night because he is teething and not because of hunger. Try giving him a pain soother like tyleno or Ibuprofen at bedtime. When wakes up, go to him, do not pick him up or feed him. After 3-4 nights he should stop and you'll be able to get your well needed rest ...Read more
My 8 month old son will feed himself toast, peas, and baby cookies but when I try feeding him 8 month food with solids he refuses it. Why?
Likes and dislikes: Babies have likes and dislikes regarding taste, smell and textures.What he likes, he will more aggressively go after. If he is not thrilled, he will appear"lazy". Do not worry, he will learn. ...Read more
How long can an 8 month old go without pooping before i call doctor? She is breast fed and eating solids.
Breastfeeding: The longest time one of my patients have done this is 7 days. She was happy and was eating and voiding well and only had 4 poops within a month. It is not normal if she becomes irritable, starts to refuse feeding and vomit or show a distended belly. But even before these observations happen, bring her to the pediatrician to rule out any abnormality. ...Read more
My 8 month old refuses to eat solid food,only accepts breastmilk(I give expressed bm of 1000ml a day- 5to6feeds every 3hours)could this be the reason?
Decrease breast milk: Try feeding your child food first and then offer breast milk after the meal, If you fill his belly first with breast milk, he may not be hungry enough to try the solid food. If the problem persists, he may have an oral aversion to food that may need evaluation. Try first to give 4-5 small feedings of breast milk after giving solids first. Try cereals mixed with breast milk first then fruit/veg ...Read more
My 8 month old has been refusing solid food but now she eats bc i put fruit in there. Is it okay to mix fruit? If so, how much?
I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod
It's true!: No need to add additional salt to infant foods. She is getting her salt requirements through formula and baby food. Adding salt will only cause her to acquire a taste for it, which in the long run is unhealthy. Additionally, excess salt at this age could cause electrolyte imbalances in her small body, which can have serious consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will following a ketogenic diet while breastfeeding adversely affect my 8 month old daughter? She is a good eater and eats a variety of solids.
Constant ketosis: In light of the fact that your infant "is a good eater and eats a variety of solids", breast feeding her while on the ketogenic diet probably will not harm the baby. However, it may have detrimental effects on your health and energy levels. Our body needs carbs to perform normal day functions. Importance of a well balanced diet cannot be overemphasized. ...Read more
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