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How Many Times To Feed Cerelac To 6 Month Old Baby
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
Our six month old infant is teething. Baby paracetamol (calpol) provides definite relief. The insert says we can give it to him up to 4 times per day. But for how long can we do this safely? 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month?
Teething is normal: This is another name for acetaminophen and it is a mild analgesic only. It is OK to use this infrequently. Acetaminophen has its own drawbacks and that can be looked-up online. Try to let your child chew on a cold clean rag or something, it helps. This will come and go and they will get through this, and so will you!! ...Read more
Solids ok at 4-6 mo: Most infants thrive on exclusively breast or formula feeding until at least 4 months, and many are very content until almost 6 months. At that time, it is a good idea to start with cereal, either rice or oatmeal that is iron fortified, in addition to the milk feedings. Esp if your infant has been sleeping through the night and now is starting night wakings, a late afternoon supplement works well. ...Read more
I have a 3 month old baby. 4th month had just started. Can I give food like cerelac or something else along breastfeedin as im concerned with supply?
Drink water: If you are concerned about supply consider using breast milk promoting tea and drinking lots of water ...Read more
How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday
Constipation?: I'm assuming that you mean glycerin suppositories for constipation. Every once in a while these are ok to give. If you are giving one every few days you should try and figure out how to relieve the constipation. Likely you have started some solids by now. Consider giving a small amount of undiluted fruit juice 2-4 oz or a smushed up fresh fruit. Just stay away from bananas. ...Read more
Unlikely!: Nystagmus is unlikely to be caused by ranitidine. It could be congenital meaning present since birth or acquired later due to several causes. He needs to be seen by a pediatric optjomologist and may be a pediatric neurologist also. You have to rule out vision problem and neurological problems. ...Read more
Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?
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. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more
Feeding Amounts: Approximately 8 ounces every 3-4 hours, but the baby may want more or less and that is fine. They regulate their own feedings after solids are introduced. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes. Not only is it available, but highly recommended. The first time your baby is immunized, two doses will be required. Only one dose in all subsequent years. ...Read more
I have a 6 month old baby boy he has a very hot head at times and sweats a lot. Is it normal to have a very hot head?
Probably ok: This is probably ok. It is summertime and hot in most areas of the US now. Be sure and dress him lightly, just a onsie. Check for temperature with a rectal thermometer, if it is over 99.4 undress him completely and recheck it. Sometimes babies just get a bit warm. Anything above 100.4 and you need to let your pediatrician know. ...Read more
Should I consider getting tubs in my 6 month old baby? She has had 5 dbl ear infections since october 5th 2012 with 2 times the right ears drum rup
Consider evauation: I would send you /baby for an ENT evaluation. After 90 days of repeated infections or 5 in a year, a kid may benefit from the procedure. However, the presence of a perforation may delay the procedure. ...Read more
My 6 month old baby spits up/vomits after each meal. Sometimes its just a little spitting up, other times its a lot more like vomiting several times. He appears happy and his doctor says he's healthy. Why do you think he vomits so often?
What is the amount of formula a 5 to 6 month old baby require per day? How many feeds per day? And how much ml per feed?
4-6 oz: Offer 4 to 6 ounces (120-180 ml) every four hours and adjust from there. At this age solid foods may be offered from a spoon with baby sitting upright. Best of luck! ...Read more
8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! Also try to avoid buying the flavored varieties- plain is best and if you want to mix in some bananas or other fruit that's fine but the pre-flavored ones have too much added sugar for babies. ...Read more
What type of food should I start feeding my 6 month old baby so that she does not become a picky eater?
Balance: Feed your baby a balance of foods beginning with various cereals and pureed foods. Allow her to experience a variety of tastes and textures. As she gets older various finger foods, are important to offer. Continue to feed many foods, even those she doesn't like as much. Even with the best of efforts many toddlers will become picky eaters ...Read more
I em 21 years old have 6 month old baby girl. She is on my feed. Can I take slim 24 pro product of telemart for weighy lose?
No proof effective: Please realize you're asking american trained & practicing doctors whether a product sold in india (http://slim24pro. Com/) will work in middle east, much less be safe for breastfeeding. I cannot tell you about manufacturing rules outside of the states but here, the manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness & can make empty promises. Whether this applies outside of states... ...Read more
How to feed 6 month old baby with homemade solids outside? For instance with rice&banana/apple? How to save food fresh for 4/5 hours outside?
Bananas: Bananas are to easiest solid food to use outside. Keep a ripe banana in the peel until time for eating. Use the back of a spoon to mash the banana and voila you have a solid food snack. Other homemade solids need to be kept refrigerated on ice while not serving. ...Read more
I em 21 yrs old my baby is 6 month old baby girl she is totally on my feed the prob is dat I want to lose my weight 10kg in 1 month please tell me how?
It's not possible to lost 10 kg in a month unless you eat virtually nothing and exercise several hours a day. Such rapid weight loss is unhealthy and people almost always regain weight that is lost quickly. Slow & steady wins this race. My favorite diet for both weight loss & good health is dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet: http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht
exercise is also important! Please see comment too:. ...Read more
I am 21 years old I have 6 month old baby girl I feed her. I want to lose weight can I take slim 24 pro for loosing my weight its a telemart product?
Less sleep time in a 6 month old baby. He sleeps undisturbed for 3 hrs max then needs mother feed. Sign of angleman synfrome or any other complications?
I have been having a period every week for the past 4 weeks which only last 2 days. Why is this? I am also breast feeding an almost 6 month old baby
Formula/Breast Milk: Dr ferguson' s comment that they only require breast milk or formula is correct. The american academy of pediatrics recommends beginning cereal at 4-6 mos of age if the milk intake seems excessive and to teach the infant how to take from a spoon. Each pediatrician is different in this regard, so consult with yours. ...Read more
10 month old poops 4-5 times a day and her stool is watery. She's formula fed and takes cerelac maize cereal. No temperature.
Intolerance: Watery stools are sometimes a sign of difficulty processing the feed. A frequent cause is the lactose sugar in most traditional formulas. A scorch like diaper rash is often present. Substitution with a lactose free formula may solve the problem within 3-4 days. Other agents like juices can also do it. Discuss with the kids doc at a regular checkup. ...Read more
Hi. My 6 month old baby girl s tounge is always outside she doesn't gurgle yet. Does this effect her speaking?
Double birth weight: By 5 months. The average baby gains 5-7 ounces per week up to age 6 months and has doubled his birth weight. He will gain between 3-5 ounces per week after 6 months and triple his birth weight by 12 months. ...Read more
I wouldn't: I consider this product more an airway irritant than health aid for any kid under 6 years of age. An infant has partial dependence on their nasal airway for breathing and any fragrance, pleasant or not, can plug them up. Any medicinal quality (the medicine smell) is more myth than real at any age. The indians used pine pitch to scent their sweat lodges, and this product mimics the practice. ...Read more
6m=irritant congestn: A 6m kid will respond to cigarette smoke, hair spray, cleaning fumes, perfume etc. The same way you do except it is worse for them. The irritant quality often makes kids snooty & they have a hard time getting the stuff sneezed out since they have minimal sneezing power. Often these irritants stay weeks inside their nose unless you wash them out with saline. ...Read more
Steamy shower: The coughs in infants are very difficult to deal with. There are not any medicine over the counter recommended for under 2 years. Sometimes steaming up the shower stall and having your baby breath the warm mist is helpful. A humidifier or vaporizer may help also particularly in the winter. But I would see your pediatrician to see if its only a cold or some other cause. ...Read more
Because implicit: memory begins at 5 months, learned behaviors begin at 6 months. Babies who fall asleep in their own cribs without a "sleep association" settle back to sleep if they night wake. Socially, they have stranger anxiety. They lift their arms to be picked up, effective non-verbal communication. They inhibit a behavior to "no" & re-direction. They babble in "strings" (da-da-da-da) & have a raking grasp. ...Read more
Define too fast: The soft spot can start out as small as an eraser or as big as a grapefruit. Whether or not you can still feel it is of little concern as long as the skull is growing normally. The skull plates push away from each other as they grow, allowing the skull to expand the room for a growing brain. If the meeting point of the skull plates ridge up like a steeple, see your doc. ...Read more