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When should babies stop eating baby food?

When should babies stop eating baby food?

No fixed age: You can transition the child, after six months of age, to regular food as the child tolerates it. Eating baby food will not adversely affect the child's health. ...Read more

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When should babies start eating baby food?

When should babies start eating baby food?

4-6 months: Most babies will do fine with breast fe eding or bottle feeding alone for six months. But some seem hungrier and you can introduce solids as early as 4-5 months. ...Read more

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How to know when do babies start eating baby food?

How to know when do babies start eating baby food?

Baby food: Babies generally will start eating between 4 and six months of age who are meeting appropriate developmental milestones. Here's a great resource: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/english/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/pages/switching-to-solid-foods. Aspx. ...Read more

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When to start babies on baby food?

When to start babies on baby food?

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

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When do babies eat baby food in general?

When do babies eat baby food in general?

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

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When can babies eat baby food in general?

When can babies eat baby food in general?

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 more

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When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

Delay until 6mo: Solid foods were once used to make up for deficiencies in home made milk formula used in the 50's to 80's.A return to breast FDG & modern formulas changed the value of solids from nutrition, to a pathway to teach baby to eat & transition to table foods. Waiting until 6m allows baby to sit & participate in a feeding, much as the will when older. Start with a few tablespoons as a paste. ...Read more

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What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

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 more

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When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

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

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At what age should an infant be given solid baby food?

At what age should an infant be given solid baby food?

Start solids @ 6 mo: The american academy of pediatrics recommends exclusive breast (or formula) feeding until 6 months. Solids can be introduced at 6 months: usually cereals, vegetables, fruits are started first. ...Read more

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What makes baby food so much healthier than the "adult" versions?

What makes baby food so much healthier than the "adult" versions?

Nothing: Baby food is not actually healthier. It is more processed than regular food. It is actually better to make your own baby food. Baby food is a convenience item. ...Read more

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Is baby food as healthy frozen as it is fresh?

Is baby food as healthy frozen as it is fresh?

For the most part: Yes. In a perfect world everything would be made and consumed fresh to optimize nutrition. But in this day and age, food comes from all over the world, and if it isn't frozen it would spoil or lose a significant amount of nutrient in transit. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is an all baby food diet for an adult?

How unhealthy is an all baby food diet for an adult?

Not unhealthy at all: But may not be enough to support your calorie and nutritional needs. ...Read more

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Which is healthier, a jar of baby food or a little cup of strawberry yogurt?

Which is healthier, a jar of baby food or a little cup of strawberry yogurt?

See below: Baby food is processed. It is better to make your own food if you can. The yogurt would be healthier. And there is no specific reason to avoid berries in kids. Dr greene's book feeding your baby green is a great resource. ...Read more

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My daughter has been BF since birth and started baby food at 6 months. She's now 9 months a weighs 14.2lbs is that a healthy weight? She's also 26.9in

My daughter has been BF since birth and started baby food at 6 months. She's now 9 months a weighs 14.2lbs is that a healthy weight? She's also 26.9in

Bit small: height is at 25th percentile, while weight is below 5th percentile for her expected growth, that's not uncommon for an exclusively breastfed infant, trust she is meeting her development milestones and received her immunizations, she definitely needs more calories, formula can help with some cereal, talk to her pediatrician, need to know as well previous measures to compare, she will be fine ...Read more

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My baby is 6 months old born 10 weeks early. She is very healthy. Can I start giving her crushed bananas and or baby food ie. Gerber bananas packaged?

My baby is 6 months old born 10 weeks early. She is very healthy. Can I start giving her crushed bananas and or baby food ie. Gerber bananas packaged?

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. This schedule reduces development of food allergies based on gut maturation. Technically, your baby is closer to the 4 month stage for cereal introduction. ...Read more

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When can a baby start eating baby food?

When can a baby start eating baby food?

4 months: Babies can start with cereals, vegetables or fruits at 4 months of age. Meats and juice are not to be started until at least 6 months and honey at 1 year. Start with the number 1 foods and try only one new food every 3-5 days so you can watch for problems. Bon apetit. ...Read more

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At what age should my baby start eating baby food?

At what age should my baby start eating baby food?

About 6 months.: If you are nursing your baby and he is thriving there is no hurry. Also consider what your schedule is and when the baby seems to giving you signals he is ready such as nursing much more frequently, not seeming to get full and interest in your food. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is 5 can only eating baby food?

What do you suggest if my child is 5 can only eating baby food?

Time for a change: It is time to feed the kid only at the table and only what everybody else is eating. No separate feedings and never separate form the family. Watching other people eat is a main attractant to feeding and a stubborn child may rebel for a while. When s/he gets hungry, s/he will try table food. ...Read more