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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
1: Once a day is enough cereal for a 1 year old. The cereal provides iron for the baby. Cereal can be prepared with water or formula. A baby drinking formula gets iron from the formula. If the baby changes to cow milk, then he can eat more cereal to get his iron, because cow milk does not have adequate iron. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more
Baby: 8 month olds can have solid foods. Full info on how to introduce solids is too long for a Heathtap response. Here is info from the AAP https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/Switching-To-Solid-Foods.aspx --- you should not introduce whole milk yet. You should have a 9month check up soon with your pediatrician. Make sure to go over these ?'s with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it OK to add cereal to 4 m old bottle due to spitting up half of what he eats with each feeding & how much?
Reflux: Spit up is normal. Most babies do spit up. Therefore treatment is not for all babies. If your baby is growing and gaining weight and not a fussy baby, adding cereal to the bottle is not needed. Sometimes adding cereal makes it harder to drink out of the nipple. Check with your baby's doctor to best determine what is needed for your baby. ...Read more
Infant constipation. We have tried prune juice oatmeal and soy milk and nothing is working. Can we use a stool softener and what foods to avoid.
Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them.Prune or apple juice(regular adult, not dilute baby) given in amounts of 1-2 ounces 1-2 x/day for a minimum of 3 days will usually loosen a kid.Good luck. ...Read more
6 mos old bby eat cerelac wheat. How long is the time interval to his next formula milk feeding? Thanku
Talk with provider.: The baby can drink nutramagin, alimentum, or neocate. ...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
Baby food: Yes, most babies will tolerate grains like rice, wheat, and oats with formula as of 4 to 6 months as well as vegies and fruits. I suggest introducing foods with a test dose of one spoon the first day and then watching for any reaction over 24 hours. If none, i suggest giving as much as your baby wants. Thereafter. ...Read more
My 8.5 mo daughter is on formula and begun solid foods. Can we feed her formula with added sucrose? Adding sugar to simple starch, any implications?
Please don't do it: Adding sugar to formula will only cause trouble. Formula is made to address the needs of infants. If babies have additional caloric requirements or starch needs, it isn't accomplished with sucrose. Adding sugar will cause not only weight gain but will also cause dental trouble, even if the baby has no teeth yet. Other metabolic consequences may also occur. Please discuss with pediatrician. ...Read more
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When we start feeding him things like sweet potatoes, peas, carrots etc. How much formula should we be feeding him as well?
How to feed 6 month old baby with homemade solids outside? For instance with rice&banana/apple? How to save food fresh for 4/5 hours outside?
Bananas: Bananas are to easiest solid food to use outside. Keep a ripe banana in the peel until time for eating. Use the back of a spoon to mash the banana and voila you have a solid food snack. Other homemade solids need to be kept refrigerated on ice while not serving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have 5 week old with silent reflux. On alimentum and prevacid (lansoprazole). Can i add rice cereal to formula to help keep it down. If so, how much and how often?
Maybe: The use of alumentus suggests there is concern for possible intolerance to some of the protein sources in the earlier feeds. Rice cereal will have a foreign protein source and may be a problem. The amount is somewhat arbitrary.When using cereal many add a teaspoon/4 oz.You could get a similar effect by adding some alumentum powder (same amount) and not have a new protein.The idea is to thicken fds. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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