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Is it safe to try an give my baby gerber baby food? Hes four months old

Is it safe to try an give my baby gerber baby food? Hes four months old

Yes: Most parents begin to feed babes at around 4 months. Gerber foods are fine. Usually start with cereal, then yellow veggies and then green and then others adding in one at a time a week at a time. Usually avoid fruits till later so as not to make "fruit" babies out of them. Start slowly and and add slowly. Breast milk is best still at this age and formula is 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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My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

Sure, but....: A well rounded diet would include the cereal, which in baby food is fortified with iron, something infants need in their diets. Also, encourage you talk to pediatrician about timing of solids at 4 months. Some evidence waiting until 6 months may have advantages the most important thing you are already doing -continuing breast milk or formula, which is the cornerstone of your infants diet right now. ...Read more

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Why wont my one year old eat table food yet? Is it normal? He will eat a little baby food/gerber graduates gentle formula/juice...

Why wont my one year old eat table food yet? Is it normal? He will eat a little baby food/gerber graduates gentle formula/juice...

See below.: Was your son premature? Has he had swallowing difficulties with formula and/or the baby foods? Some children do resist eating table foods because they don't like the texture, but you should speak to his doctor to make sure there isn't a physical reason. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat baby food? Like gerber can food? I heard it helps you lose weight.

Is it bad to eat baby food? Like gerber can food? I heard it helps you lose weight.

Myth: The baby food diet, i would guess, probably based on the size of the portion, but it all processes food, won't give any benefits for adults. All dieting basically can be broken down to how much you are getting calories from the food, compare to how much cal you are loosing. Do your math. Less caloric, small portions, less processed food & exercising to burn calories will help to lose wt. ...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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Can i give my baby baby food at 2 1/2months?

Can i give my baby baby food at 2 1/2months?

Unnecessary : 50 years ago infants were fed solids early & frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice & do not add to the child's nutrition. Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades & baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more

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Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

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. ...Read more

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Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Cannot endorse: We are not able to specifically endorse one brand over another. That being said, most mainstream products are similar. Organic products are likely superior in quality and nutritional value ...Read more

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