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How Much Food To Give A Baby
I give my eight month old around eighteen ounces of baby food a day. Is this too much? How many ounces of baby food should she be eating a day?
I agree with Dr. F.: Just respect your baby's food cues, read labels for nutritional information, allow her to finger-feed & continue breast-feeding till at least 12 months. You can hold a 2-handled open-mouthed cup for her to drink water from around 10-11 months & she'll be ready to wean to a cup before 15 months if you choose. Read "How To Get Your Kid To Eat But Not Too Much" by Ellyn Satter before toddlerhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of benadryll and how much benadryll should I give my 17 month old baby? She is also 18 lbs..She has a minor food allergy..
Maybe none...: Benadryl only relieves symptoms, it is not needed just because there is an allergy. It helps if the symptoms are hives or runny nose, but likely won't help if the symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, eczema, or asthma. The best treatment is to avoid what she is allergic to. If she does need benadryl, make sure it has no other ingredients, only diphenhydramine, and the dose is about 1/2 tsp. ...Read more
My 2 in ahalf baby doesn't swallow whole food and doesn't talk much took her to throat doctor and said just give her time what should I do?
Cookie swallow &: Sounds like your little one may have some oral delays, showing up as feeding problems and speech problems. Ask your doc about a "cookie swallow", where the radiologist actually watches your child swallowing with a special type of x-ray to see if they are having difficulty coordinating it.Also should see a speech therapist to work with oral motor skills and problems which could be limiting language. ...Read more
Why keep score: Breast milk or formula will provide all the proper nutrition for the first year & there is no benefit in elaborate meal plans for baby.Solid feeds @ 6m are designed to introduce texture & begin training in another form of eating. An ounce or 2 in paste form made from dry cereal is fine.Adding a new food weekly & introducing some table foods over time will bridge the gap to table foods. ...Read more
Diet: Your baby should be on cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, turkey, beef, and eggs as well as three bottles of milk. ...Read more
What must be the interval for 2 years baby for giving food and what kind of food can we give help me?
No special plans: A 2 year-old eats with the rest of the family, at the same meal times. Be sure nothing can choke the child, so cut grapes, cherries, hot dogs, etc., into tiny pieces. Keep the child in a high-chair when eating, to avoid his getting a habit of "walking around" with food or drink. Avoid foods that are spicy, sugary, salty, or greasy. Keep things healthy. Foods should be soft, until he chews well. ...Read more
Breast milk is a : complete food that has protein, minerals and immunoglobulins in to protect the baby's immune system. Most important is your diet, and what you eat, so that it contains high antioxidant fruits and vegetables, proteins to produce really healthy breast milk. You must eliminate your intake of refined sugars, GMO's, caffeine, diet sodas, processed, spicy foods that could irritate your baby's gut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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