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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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer