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Doctor insights on: How Much Protein Should My 9 Month Old Need

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How much protein should my 9 month old be getting from solids?

How much protein should my 9 month old be getting from solids?

Not enough to count: A 9 month-old baby still gets most of his nutrition from breastmilk or formula. The baby foods and mashed up adult foods supply some extra calories, some of which is protein, but it's not worth counting the grams. The baby should try different flavors for fun, but he doesn't need to think of solid foods as a very important part of his diet until after his first birthday. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Can I drink Whey Protein while nursing? I'm going back to GYM & workout again but need to know if its safe to consume while nursing my 9 month old son

Can I drink Whey Protein while nursing? I'm going back to GYM & workout again but need to know if its safe to consume while nursing my 9 month old son

No problem unless: allergic to whey, or your child has whey protein allergy, which is kind of an extra precaution not to nurse if the child has allergies to, otherwise don't see a problem consuming it, or is there anything else missing? ...Read more

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9-month-old granddaughter has always been at 50th percentile for ht & wt but, at 9-mo check-up, fell to 5th for ht & wt. How common is this?

9-month-old granddaughter has always been at 50th percentile for ht & wt but, at 9-mo check-up, fell to 5th for ht & wt.  How common is this?

Not uncommon: At this age, children are changing from milk to foods as their main source of nutrition. In that process, they may not eat as many calories as they were for a while. Just keep offering healthy meals and snacks (if needed). Recheck her weight and height at the 12 month well check, and see if she is catching back up again. If not, discuss with her doctor. ...Read more

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My nine month old nephew is a breastfed baby eats often but, hasnt had much interest in baby food he is a little small for age should i be concerned?

My nine month old nephew is a breastfed baby eats often but, hasnt had much interest in baby food he is a little small for age should i be concerned?

No: Just keep trying as directed by your pediatrician. If patient was born early or is small it may take a little longer for this patient to get good at taking solids. ...Read more

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What is normal movement for a nine month old?

What is normal movement for a nine month old?

Able to stand: An average 9 month old child should be able to stand with out support. Most babies crawl by 9 months of age. How ever crawling is not a developmental ile sone and not all babies crawl. Average 9 month old is able to grab /pick things with their hand. ...Read more

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Nine month old head size 97 percentile, is that bad?

Nine month old head size 97 percentile, is that bad?

Depends: If it has changed from the 10% to the 97% since birth, I would be more concerned than if it was big all along. If his height and weight are on the larger side it would be more consistent with a normal variant. It didn't bother me much in life, except when looking for a helmet that would fit. ...Read more

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Do you recommend vaccinations for my six to nine month old child?

Do you recommend vaccinations for my six to nine month old child?

Yes: The standard baby shots are dtap (diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis), ipv (polio), hepb (hepatitis b), Hib (hemophillis meningitis type b), MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella) and varavax (chickenpox) are given at a year of age. The pneumococcal vaccine, pnu7 is also required. You must vaccinate your child or i will not serve as your pediatrician. ...Read more

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We just a hot tub is it ok for a nine month old to go in. Temp is set at 99?

We just a hot tub is it ok for a nine month old to go in. Temp is set at 99?

I'd never suggest it: While i applaud you efforts to share things that help you relax, i would never recommend a hot tub for an infant.If a kid is old enough to converse with you they can tell u they are dizzy or having other early sighs of over heating. Though they might seem to enjoy the activity, they don't understand or appreciate it the way you do but their greater surface area/ body mass makes them more at risk. ...Read more

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