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How Much Protein Should My 9 Month Old Need
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
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
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
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 has not urinated as much as he usually does. The diaper had some urine in it but not nearly the same amount as usual. When he awakes in the morning his diaper is usually soaked. This morning it was just barely damp and it has continued
My nine month old son hasn't had much of an appetite and is spitting up more than normal. No fever and not acting sick, only slightly irritable.?
Cranky 9 month old: Could your infant have new teeth coming in? That can make little ones irritable. Also this is an age when many things are changing including length of naps, introduction of new foods, baby exploring his world by climbing, walking and putting everything in his mouth. Check in with your son's hcp if he is also having increased coughing/gagging, diarrhea > 5 stools a day, increased feeding problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seldomly: A baby is seldom ill in the first few months of life. Much of mother's immunity transfers to the baby providing temporary protection that begins to wear off by three months. At this point, we begin to see fever, congestion, or diarrhea as a sign of babies new susceptibility to viruses. ...Read more
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