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How Much Rice Cereal To Feed Infant With Diarrhea
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Can I give my 5month old rice cereal like baby food to help stop her diarrhea? Her diarrhea is dark green and liquidy. She has Fifths Disease. No feve
Probably won't: Yes you can give her rice cereal but it won't stop her diarrhea, the disease is viral and will run its course unfortunately. Give her plenty of fluids and rest, wish her a speedy recovery. ...Read more
No: Yes, if the doctor recommended adding rice cereal to breastmilk or formula as a thickener to decrease reflux/spitting symptoms. Otherwise, babies under 4 months of age do not eat baby food. They only drink breastmilk and/or formula. Baby food is started at 6 months. Some parents try giving rice cereal at 4-5 months, but that usually is not necessary. It's best to wait until 6 months. ...Read more
Safe by why start: Breast milk or formula provide balanced nutrition for infants for the first year of life. Supplements do not improve infant nutrition.50 years ago they were introduced early because people made a crude & incomplete formula from evaporated milk (great for calf's not kids).Today we use solids to introduce texture & a new feeding skill. Six months is the recommended age. ...Read more
My baby refuses solids my 7 mo old refuses solids. Started at 6 mos & he loved rice cereal. For the past 2-3 weeks, he's refused everything. Even learned to only smile at me tight lipped during feedings (so I can't get food in). Tonight was the worst. He
7month baby how much water can drink on a day? Eat purée potato, rice cereal, oatmeal cereal. Wet diapers all time but urine are very yellow. Formula feed
What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy
My baby is breastfed only. I started rice cereal mixed with breastmilk now. She is 4 months. Do I have to give her water now? If so how much? And wn
No: No need to give her extra water. ...Read more
Probably not: You do not mention the age of the infant, but no infant under the age of 4 months needs cereal, and water only serves to dilute the calories they are taking in. The only reason to feed the infant water is if they are vomiting, and you cannot get them to drink formula, pedialyte, or gatorade, in that order. ...Read more
Lincoln is just about 5 months old, we're starting to feed him rice cereal in addition to his formula. When he's six months, how do we know how much s?
Not set plan: In the first year most infants get the majority of their calories from breast milk or formula. When adding solid food the most important role is a good experience with food, learning to move a bolus of food and swallow and determine any allergies. Always give one food at a time for at least 3-5 days then continue to build. Start with once or twice a day and move up as your baby desires. ...Read more
Yes: You may mix the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 6 month old doesn't like rice cereal as well as the oatmeal. Is it ok to feed him just the veggies and fruits with the bottle?
Yes: He will try it later, no hurry. ...Read more
Is it true abt arsenic in brown and white rice cereal? I've been feeding my 7mo cereal at three meals daily, because he loves it.
Arsenic in Rice: Yes, arsenic is a compound found in the soil and water and therefore will be found in rice products. It is recommended that you provide your baby with a well balanced diet that includes a variety of grains. For more information about what the FDA has found and recommendations follow this link: http://www. Fda. Gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/ucm319870.htm ...Read more
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I introduced rice cereal to my baby last week. I've been giving her 1 tbs in the morning and before bedtime. When, how and how much shall I give now?
Follow baby: You can offer 1-2 tablespoons 2-3 times/day. It's not recommended to begin solids until baby shows signs of readiness (good head control, interested in your food, decreased tongue thrust). Do not force baby to finish either, follow her cues-if she leans back, doesn't open her mouth...Then she is probably done. ...Read more
Why: The nutrition in formulas is superior to that of cereal. The added material does not improve nutrition & to counter common myth, it doesn't make them sleep better. When you start cereal it should be with a spoon in paste form to teach a new method of feeding. The one exception to this is thickening formulas to help with reflux.Formula powder is preferable to cereal but some use it. ...Read more
First of all: I want to make sure, the formula is prepared correctly.1:2/3 scoops :6 ozs of water. Most babies are fussy, crying, not satisfied, always hungry, wanting to be held per the parents cus the formulas were too dilute! Wouldn't you be when you are literally fed water and surprised that your baby is not gaining weight despite taking 6-8 ounces of milk! Yes, you may add rice cereals which may or may not help. ...Read more
Is it advisable to give our 4month old girl rice cereal? If its safe how many scoops and how many feeds per day?
Rather not: Start complimentary foods 17-26 week, if baby neurologically ready. Give real food, not food from a box. ...Read more
My 8 mnth old gags and vomits up anything that I try to feed him besides breastmilk or rice cereal. Should I be worried? Any suggestions?
Rice cereal: My recommendation for rice cereal is when your baby can sit upright and try to eat from a spoon. Don't put it in the bottle. In practice, this ends up closer to six months, but you can introduce it sooner. Let the baby decide. ...Read more
Never: Formula is balanced nutrition & adding cereals to the bottle does not make kids grow better or sleep better. About 6 mo the kid is able to sit up & participate in a feeding, & cereals can be a good first food to teach baby how to manipulate solids with their tongue. This prepares baby for table foods. Early infant feeds were common in the 50's & 60's when moms made their own formula. It is outdated. ...Read more
Yes: Babies start life designed to be satisfied with just the right number of calories - as long as they control the pace of eating and they are not tricked by empty calories or junk food. Better for babies to sit when eating solids and to skip processed white flour cereals altogether. See more at www. Drgreene. Com/colorin and www. Drgreene. Com/whiteout. Bon appetit! ...Read more
I am starting my 4 month old on rice cereal do I put it in a bottle or spoon feed him? he is formula feed.
Spoon: I spoon feed to teach the baby how to do it for the future. Some babies have the coordination to do so, some do not. But it does not hurt. ...Read more
Green mucuosy specks on a 3 month old that has been feeding rice cereal exclusively because of intolerance to all formulas. Is it normal?
No, rice cereal does: Not provide the necessary nutrients for a 3 month old to be able to grow & develop normally. Your baby needs to be evaluated & treated by the pediatric specialists in gastroenterology (disorders of the stomach & intestines) & nutrition at the Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral right there in Santo Domingo. I believe Dr. Milena Cabrera Maldonado heads the unit. Please don't delay. ...Read more
GERD & cereal: GERD is one of the FEW medical indications for starting cereal prior to the age of 4-6 months, and the ONLY reason to put food in a bottle. It is thought that the increased density of the formula will assist gravity in keeping the stomach contents from regurgitating. This step should ONLY be taken under direction of your baby's doctor/GI specialist. ...Read more
This depends on: How old your baby is. Rice cereal is generally started at 4-6 months, so if your baby is younger than that, you can supplement with formula, as opposed to cereal. Please also discuss this with his/her pediatrician; they may also be able to give you some hints on how to increase your breast milk supply. ...Read more
Can I give my baby oatmeal cereal instead of rice cereal when she's 4 month old? I read rice cereal contains arsenic and it can harm my baby.
Start at 6 months: Start solids at 6 months of age. Rice cereal contains arsenic. Wise to use fortified oatmeal instead of rice cereal. More about arsenic and rice cereal. Http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/blog/fda-warns-parents-about-arsenic-in-rice-cereal-201604059473 More about why rice cereal is not a good first food. Https://www. Drgreene. Com/whiteout-faq/ ...Read more
My baby is 3 mold and I'm breastfeeding. Recently it seems like she isn't getting enough to eat. She is sitting with help. Can I start rice cereal?
Too soon: Human babies are designed to grow on human breast milk. It's too soon for any solids. All mammals, such as kittens, puppies, or babies, need to have milk to grow well in the first part of life. It is fine to supplement with baby formula if one does not have enough breast milk. If really really wanting to start cereal, at least wait until age 4 months. Can use formula to supplement until age 1 yr. ...Read more
My baby 4 month old had allergy reaction. We tried to give him for the first time rice cereal and he had in all body red little spots. What can it be?
Allergy/viral rash: Very rare to develop allergic reaction to rice cereal. If your baby was suffering with cold/was sick with fever, the rash could be due to viral infection. If he was completely normal prior to starting rice cereal and developed rash immediately then he may be allergic to rice cereal. Please talk to your doctor before you start introducing new foods. You may also wait to introduce food at 6 mnts age ...Read more
My son (6mo) has violently thrown up rice cereal 3 times. He is breast fed only. I have heard of fpies. Is this really rare? How concerning is this?
What do I do if my 5 month old baby has bad acid reflux? I put rice cereal in his bottle but it only makes him constipated.
Reflux: Sometimes changing the milk helps. Sometimes medicine is required. Your doctor can help you determine what you need. ...Read more
Baby food: The general consensus is around 6 months. I have some moms that have started a little earlier than that but not by much (right at 5 months). ...Read more