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Is Eating Baby Food Healthy For Adults
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
My baby is 18 months old, and she is not drinking enough milk but is eating baby food all day. Is that healthy?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 14 months. Is it okay for him to be eating jarred baby food? If so what age should he stop?
Big boy food!: He is probably ready to start transitioning to table foods and soft chunky foods like pieces of bananas, chunks of soft potatoes and veggies, scrambled eggs and small pieces of regular foods. Of course it's ok you are still doing transportable foods, in jars, but he will start noticing other options and is probably ready. Slowly transition and be amazed! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I give my eight month old around eighteen ounces of baby food a day. Is this too much? How many ounces of baby food should she be eating a day?
I agree with Dr. F.: Just respect your baby's food cues, read labels for nutritional information, allow her to finger-feed & continue breast-feeding till at least 12 months. You can hold a 2-handled open-mouthed cup for her to drink water from around 10-11 months & she'll be ready to wean to a cup before 15 months if you choose. Read "How To Get Your Kid To Eat But Not Too Much" by Ellyn Satter before toddlerhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as any food: "baby food" has the same nutritional content as the same amount of that food in any form. It's just pureed to make it easier for babies to eat. However, if you need help portion control, the smaller servings may help you. You should work with a registered dietician or physician to make sure that, even with dieting, you get proper nutrition. ...Read more
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