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How to get a teething baby to eat?

How to get a teething baby to eat?

Ibuprofen: If your child is really miserable due to teething ibuprofen can help. Cold is also sometimes soothing so a smoothie Ice pop can get the needed calories and fluids. If your child is really not eating you can try chilled or frozen pediasure until he/she feels a little better. Good Luck! ...Read more

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How to make a baby burp?

How to make a baby burp?

Very Simple: Put your baby upright on your chest and shoulder after each feeding. Hold the baby with your one hand and with other hand pat on her back. A small amount of air will come out from her mouth, that is burping, i hope this will help. ...Read more

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Can u give a 5 month old water & if so how much is to much to give him?

Can u give a 5 month old water & if so how much is to much to give him?

Formula/breast first: It is not necessary to offer water to a 5 month old infant. If more fluids are desired, it is best to give formula or nurse the baby. If he is consistently taking over 32-40 ounces of these daily, then water can be offered to avoid overfeeding and excessive calories. May also be time to consider introduction of solid foods, but babies do not need plain water. ...Read more

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How long can you give a baby gripe water and is it dangerous?

How long can you give a baby gripe water and is it dangerous?

Doubt any harm: A variety of items have been offered to qwell fussy babys since the 1700's, most implying some sort of stomach upset as the cause. A variety of gripe waters are available, some monitored by the fda and some not. Most appear to have harmless ingredients & in small amounts are probably fine. I have never recomended them.If i did it would be one monitored by the fda. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to feed a baby solids?

Please give advice on how to feed a baby solids?

Opinion varies: I believe that feeding solids should be done only when a baby is developmentally ready, the solids nutritional content should be balanced in proteins, fats and carbs, the food should not be overly processed as to have an indiscriminate texture, and should exclude honey until a year and true peanut butter until choking is less of a risk. ...Read more

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How much calories is enough to take when you breastfeed a 3weeks old newborn?

How much calories is enough to take when you breastfeed a 3weeks old newborn?

Depends on weight: The average weight for a 3 week old is about 9 pounds. A baby that size will eat 400-500 calories per day. ...Read more

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When to give a baby baby food and solids?

When to give a baby baby food and solids?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more

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How much is my baby able to see?

How much is my baby able to see?

More than you think: Babies are generally credited with clear vision out to 12-15 inches but it gets fuzzy further out. They are nearsighted because the eye is small but it grows and kids should be at their best vision by 5 or so (20/20) . They are fascinated by lights and bright colors and can often mimic some of your facial expressions and tongue movements within the first few months. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it good to give yogurt to a 5 month old baby?

Can you tell me is it good to give yogurt to a 5 month old baby?

Maybe: I use this occasionally for kids who have had diarrhea.Yogurt with living beneficial bacteria can be helpful in these kids.I don't suggest it as a treat, or a part of their regular diet. An infant can do well on breast milk or formula alone for the first year, although adding some solids at 6 mo are traditional. ...Read more

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How do you know when and how much solid food to feed your baby? He's 4 months already.

How do you know when and how much solid food to feed your baby? He's 4 months already.

Delay until 6mo: Solid foods were once used to make up for deficiencies in home made milk formula used in the 50's to 80's.A return to breast FDG & modern formulas changed the value of solids from nutrition, to a pathway to teach baby to eat & transition to table foods.Waiting until 6m allows baby to sit & participate in a feeding, much as the will when older.Start with a few tablespoons as a paste. ...Read more

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How much is my baby able to smell?

How much is my baby able to smell?

Usually...: ...Babies have a good sense of smell; in particular, that's how they first learn to identify their mothers. ...Read more

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How old does a baby or toddler have to be to eat fush and seafood.?

How old does a baby or toddler have to be to eat fush and seafood.?

6 months: Fish is one of the top eight allergenic foods, and experts used to advise parents to wait until their baby's first birthday before introducing it. That advice has now changed. In 2008, the aap released a report stating that there's probably no reason to wait to introduce allergenic foods until your baby reaches a certain age. "there is no evidence that delaying their introduction prevents allergy. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to take a bottle? He much prefers the breast.

How can I get my baby to take a bottle?  He much prefers the breast.

Ask dad to help: If baby wants the real thing & knows its nearby s/he may not accept the bottle. Enlist the aid of another and get out of the room. Dad or an assistant is more likely to be successful if your not visible. Once baby has begun to accept the bottle & enjoy it, you may begin to use it yourself. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how often to feed a newborn baby?

Create a pattern: I find babies feed the best after a good nap, you can then change & play with them for a time before they tire, then rest them for two hours & do it again.Do this all day to get in ~ 7 feeds, then put them down at 11 or so & let them get you up once in the night. Feed/change &settle them again, & start the day over.This works out to about every 3h in day & 4-6 at night. ...Read more

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How much does a baby have to weigh to go home from the hospital?

How much does a baby have to weigh to go home from the hospital?

Reply: If the baby is born after 38weeks of pregnancy then weight is usually not the criteria for discharge from hospital unless other.Usual discharge is 3 days after a c- section and 2 days after vaginal delivery. Doctors make sure that baby is feeding well, has passed urine and first stool and observe for jaundice. Usually babies loose weight during the first week rather gaining, due to water loss. ...Read more

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Is there a healthlimit to how much food a person should eat from microwaves?

Is there a healthlimit to how much food a person should eat from microwaves?

No valid info: There is no scientifically valid information that would define a life time limit on microwaved food. ...Read more

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What can too much of greasy foods do to a 15 week fetus?

What can too much of greasy foods do to a 15 week fetus?

Not too much.: I am not sure what you mean by too much. I suspect there is no effect on the fetus unless of course you went far beyond what any reasonable human could expect... In that case all bets are off and you could blame any adverse birth effect upon your dietary indiscretion. Please just eat normal so you don't have to second guess yourself. ...Read more

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How much baby food and milk does a 14 mon old need?

How much baby food and milk does a 14 mon old need?

Depends: Toddlers have different needs from day-to-day so only the toddler knows how much (s)he needs to eat and drink. The trick is to offer 3 healthy meals daily and let the child choose how much and what to eat. Offer a small cup of milk (no more than 4oz) after each meal. Baby food is not healthy for a 14 month old. They need a balanced diet of table foods they can feed themselves. And forget snacks. ...Read more

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How much food should I give my baby?

How much food should I give  my baby?

Depends: Need more information.How old is your child?What are they currently eating?How much do they weigh? ...Read more

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My babies delieved at 30 week they are now 6 months when i can give them food ( triplet )?

My babies delieved at 30 week they are now 6 months when i can give them food ( triplet )?

Sitting yet ?: The timing of first solid feeds has more to do with their loss of the tongue thrust and ability to sit than their age. When they can sit propped, they can participate more in the process rather than be shovel fed. ...Read more

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I've been giving my baby oatmeal cereal for about 3 weeks now. Can I give him organic jar food that's for 4+ months babies? He's 5 months now.

I've been giving my baby oatmeal cereal for about 3 weeks now. Can I give him organic jar food that's for 4+ months babies? He's 5 months now.

What's the hurry: 50 years ago infants were fed solids early & frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home.Today early feeds are an antiquated practice & do not add to the child's nutrition.Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades & baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more

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I have 3month premature twince babies can I give other food like serelac, fruits luiqued etc. I think not enougth milk?

I have 3month premature twince babies can I give other food like serelac, fruits luiqued etc. I think not enougth milk?

No food, please!: The babies are too young for cereal or baby food. They are growing very quickly, and it can be hard for your milk supply to keep up. Try drinking more water and nursing more often; nurse both twins at once if you can, as that will increase your supply more quickly. You can have your doctor weigh the babies; if you must, supplement with infant formula, but that may not be necessary. ...Read more

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Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give simple finger foods to four to six month old babies?

Is it okay to give simple finger foods to four to six month old babies?

Yes: Some simple foods are often added now to teach baby a new way to feed. Dry cereals can be mixed with water, breath milk, or formula to yield a paste. Start with a teaspoonful and work up to a few tablespoons if baby seems interested. Adding new foods can bring allergic reactions like vomiting or diarrhea. Waiting a week between new items will limit confusion over this process. ...Read more

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My babies age 5 months 10 days.Now i want to give her extra foods like as rice, fruits, fish, meat etc.But she've hb e/beta thal. So i need diet chart.

My babies age 5 months 10 days.Now i want to give her extra foods like as rice, fruits, fish, meat etc.But she've hb e/beta thal. So i need diet chart.

Weaning: You may wean the baby normally. Start with rice cereal as a breakfast. Before you add anything new, wait 3 days to see for any food borne allergies. Fruits like Apple can be added. Fish and meat can be started at 9 months. ...Read more

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What brands of infant foods are ok for mspi baby? Baby currently on elecare.

What brands of infant foods are ok for mspi baby? Baby currently on elecare.

No endorsement Here: I believe it is well stated on this site, but we do not provide any endorsement of any safe product that humans can purchase and use. Medicine would be fully neutral and have no opinion on your question. ...Read more

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What are the best and safest solid foods for babies?

What are the best and safest solid foods for babies?

Depends...: Depends on age and other factors. In general, pureed vegetables and cereals come before meats and dairy (other than breast or formula); single ingredients before mixed; no-no's include: chunks (choking hazard), honey (botulism), eggs/fish/seafood (more allergenic), salt and sugar (addictive), and juices (juice is a fruit from which all good stuff has been removed.). ...Read more

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What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

Breast milk/formula: are all that is needed until infants are at least 4-6 months old. Early introduction of solids has been associated with food allergies and over feeding and obesity. Breast feeding protects against diarrhea illness Also, some high fiber foods may cause diarrhea, gas, cramps. After 6 months, milk may not provide enough iron for blood and muscle growth, so foods that contain iron are recommended. ...Read more

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What food maks infant taller?

What food maks infant taller?

Interesting question: If your only reason for asking is just because you want your kid to be tall, then skip past what i say because it won't help you. If you're asking about food making an infant taller because you're interested in making the infant healthier, follow this link to livestrong: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/69870-kids-grow-taller/. ...Read more

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Which foods are unsafe for babies?

Which foods are unsafe for babies?

Unsafe foods: Do not give honey to an infant under 1 yr of age due to risk of botulism. Other unsafe foods include raisins, hot dogs cut in circles that are choking hazards. Hard foods the size of a infant's finger are also choking hazards. Avoid soy, cow or goat milk in babies under 1 yr of age. Use instead breastmilk or formula for infants under one year of age. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to feed babies who are just starting out?

What are the best foods to feed babies who are just starting out?

Foods: I recommend starting with different cereals at first, maybe the 1st 2wks. Then i go to orange veggies and some basic fruits. ...Read more

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Y here in canada they recommend to introduce food to babies at 6 months? Any everywhere else they start at 4 months? When should I start?

Y here in canada they recommend to introduce food to babies at 6 months? Any everywhere else they start at 4 months? When should I start?

Food for babies: I usually go by 3-6 months or 13-16 pounds as guidelines to introduce solid foods. The aap recommends 6 months but if a child is not satisfied with breast or fomula its time to feed him instead od torturing your child and/or yourself. ...Read more

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What food to eat for 9month old infant?

What food to eat for 9month old infant?

Baby food: A nine month old can have an egg, yogurt , wheat too. He can have 3 meals day and 2 snacks , a balanced meal. ...Read more

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Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Preferablynot: Preferably not. Infant formulas are made to maximize babies nutritional needs. ...Read more

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How are infant food allergies daignosed?

How are infant food allergies daignosed?

Allergy test: We allergists prefer a prick skin test and we do it in the office and it is relatively painless. There are also blood tests, but depending on the lab you go to and the technique they use, some are not that reliable. ...Read more

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My 4 months babies electrophoresis report is hb a2=2.4, hb a=4.2, hb f=68.4, hb e=25. Is iron based foods harmful for her?

My 4 months babies electrophoresis report is hb a2=2.4, hb a=4.2, hb f=68.4, hb e=25. Is iron based foods harmful for her?

Possibly: As i indicated in my previous post to you, your child has hemoglobin e / beta+ thalassemia. Some patients like your child will have problems with iron overload, even if they are not chronically transfused. For those patients, excess iron in the diet can be harmful. Please see a doctor with knowledge about hemoglobin e / beta+ thalassemia. ...Read more

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Food for a 9 month old infant?

Food for a 9 month old infant?

Food in infant: After 4 months of age it is safe to introduce all foods into an infant diet, but their are caveats. Only 1-2 new foods per week, and slowly at that to ensure no adverse reactions. Breast feeding is still recommended as 1st for first 4-6 months. If the child has eczema, there is a higher rate of food hypersensitivity. If unsure, speak with an allergist. ...Read more

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