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How Old Does A Baby Or Toddler Have To Be To Eat Fush And Seafood
6 months: Fish is one of the top eight allergenic foods, and experts used to advise parents to wait until their baby's first birthday before introducing it. That advice has now changed. In 2008, the aap released a report stating that there's probably no reason to wait to introduce allergenic foods until your baby reaches a certain age. "there is no evidence that delaying their introduction prevents allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12-18 months: Between 12-18 months would be a good time. ...Read more
Workup/mgt: Food allergies present can present early in life, including those to peanuts. If the mother is breastfeeding and eating peanuts, the allergen may be transferred to the baby. Peanut allergies tend to present though later in childhood after exposure to eating peanut products. A CAP test may be performed on a blood sample to determine whether the infant has a peanut allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'd smoosth them 1st: I'd mash them initially. Also, your baby might get some gas initially, which can can cause colic, so start with a little and increase. But i agree with the good doctor, also answering your question, that they are safe, healthy, and nutritious! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has autism. He is not a picky eater however he will not sit to eat. Sometimes I have to feed him to get him to eat. What can I do about this?
Behavioral therpay: A little compromise, reward mechanism and positive feedback helps. For example, if the autistic child likes a certain activity or desert, one can use those as a positive reinforcement tool. A reward mechanism is created where the child knows he or she will get rewarded after the meal is completed. One on one consultation with a behavior therapist can provide many tools. You are a good mom. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i was allergic to milk as a baby and had to drink pre-digested milk will my baby be the same way because i want to breastfeed.
Not necessarily: You should not assume your baby will be this way. In fact, if your baby is cow's milk sensitive/allergic, breastfeeding is the best way to go as long as you avoid dairy in this case. Watch the baby for signs of allergy like vomiting, bloody and mucousy diarrhea or bad eczema. ...Read more
What is a "normal" amount for a 16 month old to eat? Does he know when he is full or do I need to limit his food intake?
"enough": 16 month old toddlers typically eat either three full meals or 5-6 smaller "meals" per day. Each meal should consist of some protein and complex carbohydrate(whole grains, fruits, veggies). As long as you are only offering healthy foods, you can allow your toddler to eat until he is full. Please avoid fatty foods, or foods full of sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i ate a type of fish known to be higher in mercury, how long do I have to wait before giving breast milk to baby?
Hard to say: There is little data available upon which to answer your question.Populations known to be contaminated by mercury from frequent exposure are encouraged not to breast feed. It takes about 2 months for a mercury level to drop by half in humans.One time exposure to a specific fish is unlikely to elevate your level.No short delay or pump/dump is likely to make any difference. ...Read more
My baby is 10 months and she is 15 pounds she is so tiny and not interrested in food what to do to make her eat well?
Food Allergy: How do you know he/she is allergic to every food? Have you seen an allergist or did you simply have a blood test performed that came back with everything positive? How old is the child? If still bottle-fed, go with the hydrolyzed formulas which take out all the allergen from the formula. Has the child eaten foods before and been fine? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child is 3 years old and does not want to eat anything? He does not like any new food item to be introduced to him?
Terrible 3's: Try not to worry too much. What your child is doing is very typical for his age. They can be very picky and only willing to eat a few items. At this age their caloric needs are not as high as they were and as long as they are gaining weight at an appropriate pace this too shall pass. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Year-old child has a baby allergy to milk, eggs fish .what we can do and is there a treatement and how many years this allergy can take time?
Allergist: I would see a board certified allergist to confirm the food allergies and develop a plan including what to expect over the longer term. Although there is ongoing research regarding treatment for true food allergies, there is not a treatment to cure food allergies available at this time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my son is 13 mths old and will not chew his food how can I get him to realize that he needs to chew the food?
Not him, you!: If he has not developmentally conquered chewing solid foods properly, you don't give them to him. You wouldn't put a newborn sitting on a chair because they don't have the skill yet to do that. He will develop the skill. He may need a speech/feeding therapist to help if it doesn't come naturally by 16-18 months. In the meantime ,you don't give him foods he could choke on if not chewed. Period. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: If your child is really miserable due to teething ibuprofen can help. Cold is also sometimes soothing so a smoothie Ice pop can get the needed calories and fluids. If your child is really not eating you can try chilled or frozen pediasure until he/she feels a little better. Good Luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the good food to an eight months baby?...I need to know during a day what would b enough for her to eat to keep her healthy?
I have a 22 months old baby boy who still does not speak and does not like chewing food at all. I give him puried food and he hates milk. Is it normal?
I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?
See MD. : Post partum depression can be devastating. Please see your doctor and determine if medicine is a must. Ask for a name for a good therapist. You may improve with a therapist. Your baby can sense your low mood. Please get help soon. I wish you the best! I have treated two women in past 3 months who improved quickly with mess (ssri's) and therapy!! ...Read more
Antihistamine & baby: Some babies receive antihistamines in utero. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) was shown to be safe in pregnancy by a class action suit being brought against it failing to show any deformities that were unexpected compared to the rest of the population. But before using any antihistamine in a tiny baby, check with your doctor. Don't use antihistamines for colds. They make secretions thick and increase sinus infection. ...Read more
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