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How Often Should A 5 Month Old Baby Eat
None: A baby may start solid foods at age 6 months. There is usually no need to start sooner, but if parents want to try baby cereal sooner, it would be just for fun... meaning 0.5 ounce to 1 ounce, 1-3 times a day. Breastmilk (or formula) provides all the nutrition a baby needs, as he starts on solids, because he eats just a little bit of solids at first. ...Read more
Varies: Baby food will usually alter the stooling pattern based on the items involved.Some items;applesauce, rice cerreal, bananas tend to slow baby down while peaches, pears, prunes speed them up. If baby is skipping days a reduction in the volume of the solids can increase stooling. Solids this young are meant to teach baby to handle solid foods, not replace the nutrition in breast of formula. ...Read more
What should I be feeding my 10 month old daughter? How many ounces of formula should she get a day? How much baby food a day
5 m/o diet: It is perfectly fine for a 5 month old to just eat breast milk or formula (breast is best!). If that really does not seem to be satisfying the infant, small amounts of infant rice or oatmeal cereal can be added, as can pureed fruits and vegetables. Leave 3-4 days in between introduction of new foods to monitor for food sensitivities. Remember, though, their milk is the priority for the diet still! ...Read more
5-7 oz every 4-5 hrs: 5-7 oz. Every 4-5 hours which is about 5 times a day (24-36 oz.) you can start introducing stage 1 baby foods also. ...Read more
Enough to gain: Amount varies depending on the size of the baby and frequency of eating. However, most 5 day olds are taking 1-2 ounces every 2-4 hours or nursing 10-20 minutes every 2-3 hours. Look for nmber of wet diapers - by da five should be 7-10 in 24 hours. Also should be moving toward normal yellow to yellow/green poops with every to every other feed. Gaining 1/2 - 1 ounce a day in weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much time should baby feed. My 2 months old baby is feeding for 5 minutes in every hour. Is it ok or something to worry.
Volume is important: The amount of time is irrelevant how much volume are they getting. If you are breast feeding are they gaining weight? If your bottle feeding how much formula are they drinking per day and are they gaing weight, too much weight? Discuss this with your child's physician. If they are gaining normal amount of weight and staying on their growth curve ther is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Feeding: He should take 24-32 ounces of formula or breast milk daily, before he gets water or other liquids. He can have up to 6 oz of juice daily. Some of the milk he gets can be in the solids, such as cereal mixed with milk. Once babies are 6 months and older they become more independent in how they eat and don't eat. He should eat as much as he wants of solids, up to 3 times a day. ...Read more
Newborn feeding: Try not to focus on each individual feed, but what baby takes over 24 hours. Just like you and i, our appetite is different at each meal and appropriate growth really involves the big picture rather that each feed. That being said, a 2 week old should be taking about 26 ounces a day of formula or breast milk. Breast being best, this is feeding every 2-3 hours for 15 minutes on each breast. ...Read more
Diet: Your ten month old should be on three meals of solids with a possible fourth bottle. Milk should be limited to 16-20 ounces. Depending on the weight of your child you would want to give 2-4 tablespoons of fruit, vegetables, cereals, meats, eggs, and cheese or yogurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby girl is 3 months old. How much formula should she be consuming & how much sleep should she be getting in a 24 hr period?
Depends: Your baby's weight and frequency of feeding as well as the weight percentile on the growth curve determine how much he/she should eat. A premature infant may have a more rapid rate of growth, and consequently a proportionally higher volume. Average babes should eat every 3-4 hrs, and be allowed to stop when they are full-not necessarily when bottle is empty. Sleep goal-about 13-16 hrs/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wait until sitting: Studies of various populations show that breast milk alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much do I give my 6 month old baby pureed veggies and how often in a day? I give him baby oatmeal every morning. He drinks formula as well.
2 questions, is it OK to give a 5 yr old prune juice? Does a 5 yr old need to have a bowel movement everyday
Yes OK, ideal but...: It's fine to give a 5 yo prune juice, a safe and gentle laxative. No one absolutely needs to have a bowel movement every single day, though I believe it is best for our health to do so. But if the child has no distress it is not essential. Minimize need for prune juice with a high-fiber diet (rich in fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts), lots of water and physical activity.Probiotics may help too. ...Read more
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