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How nutritious is BeechNut baby cereal?

How nutritious is BeechNut baby cereal?

About: as nutritious as any other infant cereal. Rice cereal and oatmeal are very similar across brands. Beware of the stage 2 sweet potato and chicken though, as there's a recall because some glass was found contaminating some jars. ...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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Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?

Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?

No: It is not balanced throughout the day. Not enough protein in the morning. A source of carbohydrates would also help. Lunch is mostly complex carbohydrates. Again you need a source of protein, try a yogurt. Dinner is reasonable. ...Read more

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7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more

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Which is more nutritious for my baby: BeechNut or Earth's Best rice cereal?

Which is more nutritious for my baby: BeechNut or Earth's Best rice cereal?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is kashi cereal good for you?

Is kashi cereal good for you?

Kashi a good brand.: Kashi cereals in general are high in fiber and are natural. Well though out, healthy products. Some even have protein added in for a good, low calorie option for adding protein to your diet to support an active life of exercise. ...Read more

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6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated.she's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini. ?

6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated.she's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini. ?

Why the rush: Solids in the first year do not help the baby grow better.Breast milk is an adequate nutrition source, and solids today are primarily a training process to transition them to the table. Apples and bananas are constipating agents. Prunes & pears loosen stools. I'd quit the rush through the list of foods and just keep it simple. ...Read more

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Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby rice cereal?

Should I feed my baby rice cereal?

No: Yes, if the doctor recommended adding rice cereal to breastmilk or formula as a thickener to decrease reflux/spitting symptoms. Otherwise, babies under 4 months of age do not eat baby food. They only drink breastmilk and/or formula. Baby food is started at 6 months. Some parents try giving rice cereal at 4-5 months, but that usually is not necessary. It's best to wait until 6 months. ...Read more

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When can I put rice cereal in baby's formula?

When can I put rice cereal in baby's formula?

Rice cereal: My recommendation for rice cereal is when your baby can sit upright and try to eat from a spoon. Don't put it in the bottle. In practice, this ends up closer to six months, but you can introduce it sooner. Let the baby decide. ...Read more

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Is kellogs fruit and fibre cereal good for you?

Is kellogs fruit and fibre cereal good for you?

In moderation: Eating one bowl is a good way to start the day, but it's hard to say it's better than any other low sugar cereal. Eating more than that will not bring any health benefits. There is not a lot of solid science behind nutrition, so a balanced diet and everything in moderation is a good goal. "for as a surfeit of the sweetest things the deepest loathing to the stomach brings, ". ...Read more

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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Can I give my baby oatmeal cereal instead of rice cereal when she's 4 month old? I read rice cereal contains arsenic and it can harm my baby.

Can I give my baby oatmeal cereal instead of rice cereal when she's 4 month old? I read rice cereal contains arsenic and it can harm my baby.

Start at 6 months: Start solids at 6 months of age. Rice cereal contains arsenic. Wise to use fortified oatmeal instead of rice cereal. More about arsenic and rice cereal. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/fda-warns-parents-about-arsenic-in-rice-cereal-201604059473 More about why rice cereal is not a good first food. https://www.drgreene.com/whiteout-faq/ ...Read more

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Is pb&j healthy on honey wheat bread?

Is pb&j healthy on honey wheat bread?

Yummy!: Your peanut butter and jelly on honey wheat bread provides you withprotein, fiber carbohydrates and fat all in all a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Are cornflakes or rice krispies healthy? Is cereal healthy in general?

Are cornflakes or rice krispies healthy? Is cereal healthy in general?

Cereal.: While Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies are low in calories per serving, they lack fiber which is an important part of every meal and which is usually readily found in a variety of tasty breakfast cereals. ...Read more

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18 month old only eats: cheese, yougurt, cream of wheat, oatmeal, pb&j, crackers, pancakes, and fruit. Is this ok? When do I start worrying?

18 month old only eats: cheese, yougurt, cream of wheat, oatmeal, pb&j, crackers, pancakes, and fruit.  Is this ok?  When do I start worrying?

Unbalanced diet: Ask pediatrician to determine if low oral motor tone or another health issue is preventing your child's chewing. Take completed developmental screens & M-CHAT from firstsigns.org to the visit. Seek assessment of developmental & nutrition from your Early Intervention Program. Limit milk to 16-21 oz./ day. Two oz. of processed cheese, 1 1/2 oz. of natural cheese & 8 oz. of yoghurt = 1 cup of milk. ...Read more