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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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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?

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

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Can I give my 4 month old baby a rice cerelac?

Can I give my 4 month old baby a rice cerelac?

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

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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

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

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6 month old grandson has infant nystmus can this be caused by ranadine he took for acid reflux?

6 month old grandson has infant nystmus can this be caused by ranadine he took for acid reflux?

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

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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?

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?

Infant botulism: I am sure honey is a small component in your lotion so not a risk but contact Poison control if she ingested a large quantity ...Read more

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Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Unlikely: Spiral fractures in an infant are abuse until proven otherwise. They require a twisting force that the baby cannot do to themselves in any fashion. ...Read more

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How many times solid food and bottle feed to be given to 6 month old baby?

How many times solid food and bottle feed to be given to 6 month old baby?

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

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6 month old baby is taking 2 times solid food then how much quantity bottle feed to be given?

6 month old baby is taking 2 times solid food then how much quantity bottle feed to be given?

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

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Are there flu shots that are safe and recommended for a six month old infant?

Are there flu shots that are safe and recommended for a six month old infant?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

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

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What type of food should I start feeding my 6 month old baby so that she does not become a picky eater?

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

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6 month old baby is taking solid food then how much bottle feed to be given?

6 month old baby is taking solid food then how much bottle feed to be given?

Formula usually same: Up to around 9 months infants will generally continue taking the same amount of formula as before they started solids. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Can't/won't however:: 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

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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?

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?

Don't recommend: If you are a breast feeding mother - it is important to get all the nutrients you need. The primary ingredient in Slim 24 Pro is whey protein. A whey protein diet could cause an increase in bowel movements, fatigue & other problems if allergic to milk. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unlikely: The signs of Angelmans syndrome include developmental delay, balance and movement problems, small head size. If your child sits up by herself, reaches for toys, smiles and babbles then it would be unlikely. Follow up regularly with your child's doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Can I drink lots of green tea while I am breast feeding my 6 month old baby?

Can I drink lots of green tea while I am breast feeding my 6 month old baby?

Minimize: Green teas can sometimes contain caffeine - so would not recommend more than 2-3 cups/day; but in general, there has not not been a lot of studies looking at green tea and breast feeding. So, would not recommend drinking lots during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What should I feed my four to six month old baby?

What should I feed my four to six 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

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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.

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

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How much weight should a 6 month old baby boy gain approximately?

How much weight should a 6 month old baby boy gain approximately?

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

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Why is my 6 month old baby so fussy?

Why is my 6 month old baby so fussy?

Fussy Baby: I would love to help you with your baby but need more information. Check diaper, hunger, for fever, for pain. If all else fails take baby for a car ride in car seat of course. ...Read more

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Can you use vaporub on 6 month old baby?

Can you use vaporub on 6 month old baby?

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

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Can a 6 month old baby have hayfever already?

Can a 6 month old baby have hayfever already?

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

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101.Degrees for a 6 month old baby is too high?  

101.Degrees for a 6 month old baby is too high?  

Not really: It depends on what other symptoms your child has, but 101 is not necessarily a concerning temp. It is considered a grade low fever and can be treated by tylenol (acetaminophen) and other measures such as a lukewarm bath. ...Read more

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What is the average weight of a 6 month old baby?

What is the average weight of a 6 month old baby?

Baby's weight: What was her birth weight? Babies usually double their birth weight at five months. ...Read more

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Any home made remedies for cough for a 6 month old baby?

Any home made remedies for cough for a 6 month old baby?

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

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Is it possible to emotionally abuse a 6+ month old baby?

Is it possible to emotionally abuse a 6+ month old baby?

Yes: A six month of child is very dependent of those around him for love, attention, interaction, teaching, training, social contact, bonding, etc. Depriving an infant of those needs constitutes emotional abuse and could lead to serious permanent sequelae. ...Read more

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Can my 6 month old baby get croup in the middle of summer?

Can my 6 month old baby get croup in the middle of summer?

Yes!: See pediatrician or pcp. I used steam vaporizer with my own children. Sometimes it worked. ...Read more

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Could you know what the milestones of a 6 month old baby are?

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

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What happens if the soft spot on a 6 month old baby closes too fast?

What happens if the soft spot on a 6 month old baby closes too fast?

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