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How Much Should Baby Eat At 6 Months
6 months: Most pediatricians recommend starting cereal (i advise using whole grain cereal) first at 4 months of age. Start with one or two tablespoons twice a day. By 6 months, most babies eat solids 3 times a day, gradually increasing the amount and variety. You may have to offer a new food 10 times before the baby willingly accepts the new taste or texture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: In a healthy 9-month-old no food, including tuna, needs to be delayed to reduce allergies (in fact, feeding may reduce allergies). Great omega-3s in tuna, but watch out for accumulating mercury, especially during first 3 years. Wild salmon is a better first fish. If choose tuna: small, infrequent portions. And 'light' tuna better than 'white'. Some brands have lower mercury (smaller fish) options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Around 6 months: Short answer: when an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, has doubled his birth weight, & can push the food from the spoon to his throat.However, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition till about 6 months & continuing till 12 months. See "nutrition:what every parent needs to know" on www.Aap.Org. ...Read more
4-6 months of age: Generally we prefer to wait until the infant is older before starting solids. Everything they need nutritionally is in breast milk or formula. When starting, begin with baby cereal and then move onto green/yellow veges. Avoid fruits for awhile as the tastebuds of an infant are very keen on sweets. Fruit intro before veges may lead to the child resisting the veges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary early: During the 50's & 60's when moms made their own cow milk based formula, it was important to feed solids to make up for the deficiencies of cow milk.Today the breast or commercial formula fed babies need no solids the first year. We have a need to teach them the different skills needed to feed solids & most are ready @ 6m when they start sitting with assistance. This is a good time to start. ...Read more
Depends: Most consider the yoke ok after 9 months and regular egg (scrambled, whites, whipped egg white like the meringue of a pie, etc.) ok after a year.There is apparent concern that early exposure of egg whites, especially in raw form, can lead to an egg allergy. Egg that is in products that have been changed by baking is not considered a problem. ...Read more
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