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How Soon Can I Start Feeding My Baby Jarred Food
4-6 months: Babies should absolutely not eat solids before 4 months, and many people wait till closer to 6 months to start solids. This is when a baby shows signs of readiness to feed, and shows interest in parents food. ...Read more
8-12 mos of age: If your baby has already tried a variety of single item pureed foods you can try some table foods between 8-12 months of age. Make sure they are well mashed. Still avoid honey until a year due to risk of botulism. Also items cut in circles such as franks and carrots are choking hazards. Stick to finger foods that melt such as cereals or cut in lengths. ...Read more
6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive on breast alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 mo is fine: In previous years when homemade formula from cow milk was routine, early feeding was necessary to improve nutrition. Now we understand breast or formula alone is fine & allows baby to develop motor skills that improve their transition to solids.I like to start @ 6m when baby can prop sit.Making your own is a great way to avoid some of the additives & preservatives in commercial products. ...Read more
When you are ready: As soon as the kid can sit in a high chair near the table, they are easily drawn into sampling what you eat.Be sure to plan meals with at least one item you can mash up and offer to them.Texture is often an issue but the kid will often be willing to sample what it sees others eat. ...Read more
4-6 months: The american academy of pediatrics recommends exclusive nursing for the first 6 months of life, when possible. Solid foods can be started as early as 4 months and should be started no later than 6 months. Most pediatricians recommend the infant cereals (rice, oatmeal, barley) as the first foods to introduce. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If over a year old..: If your child is over a year old and you are considering weaning to whole milk, you might want to try adding an ounce of whole milk to the cup of breast or formula. Little by little increase the amount of milk and decrease the formula, do it over a couple of weeks. You can also give yogurt or cheese in place of the milk. ...Read more
What food should I start feeding my 6 monthes baby girl?? Can I add for her food some salt and sugar?
Solid food: You can start cereal, first. Rice, oat or barley. After this, fruits and vegetables. Some say veg before fruit, but it really doesn't matter. One new food every 3-5 days, to make sure baby doesn't have any reactions. Baby needs to be able to hold head up, and open her mouth when food is offered. No added sugar or salt, please. She will get it soon enough, without adding to food, now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months or later: Most babies are ready to eat solids once they are about 6 months of age. This is the age they reach for things , able to transfer objects from hand to hand and put things in the mouth. They also start teething about this time.Start with rice cereal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One year: Please hold on. Four months is way too soon. Your pediatrician will have given you a schedule or a baby book to read. Please do not give your infant food too soon. ...Read more
6 months: Current recommendations by the american academy of pediatrics says that 6mos is the approproate age to start solids. What we are are really concerned about is that solids may interfere with breast milk or formula, which at 4 mos provide a better balance of nutirients than solids ( we think). The question of of minimizing food allergy risk by waiting is unclear at present.Be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Now: If you haven't started your baby on baby foods (other than cereal), you can start now. Start with pureed fruits and vegetables. Start one new food at a time for a few days to make sure your baby digests it well. do not give foods that require chewing. offer the baby formula, or breast-feed your baby after giving baby food at meals in case s/he is still hungry. ...Read more
How can I get my baby to start accepting pureed baby food after a stomach virus? She used to love them but now refuses them and cries. She's hydrated.
Food: be patient your baby will start eating regularly ...Read more
Choice:: Given a choice, a child will get all their calories from what they like and not from what you think they should want. If you really think they need baby food, let them get hungry enough to want it, though if they prefer breast milk, there is no medical reason to make them stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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