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Doctor insights on: List Of First Foods For Babies

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Can the types of foods and nutritional ingredients influence the sex of the baby, if you're trying for a baby?

Can the types of foods and nutritional ingredients influence the sex of the baby, if you're trying for a baby?

No: There are a lot of old wives tales on influencing the sex, but no i don't think there is any scientific evidence that this makes any difference. ...Read more

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What are some guidelines for feeding your children of all ages?

What are some guidelines for feeding your children of all ages?

Many Things: Do not use food as a pacifier. Do not force the child to clean their plates. If they do not want to eat, do not force them.Teach moderation. Some foods are better than others.If they skip a meal, that is ok.Do not cave in to bad habits.This only scratches the surface. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of baby oatmeal vs. rice cereal as baby's very first solid food?

What are the pros and cons of baby oatmeal vs. rice cereal as baby's very first solid food?

Your choice: There is a lot of back and forth on the internet about which is better. I personally don't think it is a huge difference. I DO think rice cereal is more constipating than single grain oatmeal. ...Read more

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Is rice cereal the best first food for babies? Or can I start with fruits and vegetables?

Is rice cereal the best first food for babies? Or can I start with fruits and vegetables?

Start with Rice: Rice cereal is a better choice to start with because it is very easy to digest and less likey to cause GI upset or allergies. ...Read more

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Is there a safe number of calories for kids on the gluten-free casein-free diet?

Is there a safe number of calories for kids on the gluten-free casein-free diet?

Sure, same as others: Calorie intake depends on age, sex, activity. Same calorie intake as if not on a restricted diet. See a dietician, given the above restrictions, to make sure no deficiencies of vitamins and minerals occur. Can be done, but more challenging. The more restricted the diet, the easier for imbalance (old insight from hippocrates-still true). ...Read more

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What are the healthiest fruits for a baby on solid foods already?

What are the healthiest fruits for a baby on solid foods already?

Any: Any fruit is fine, as well as vegetables. Some people prefer organic foods, because of no fertilizer use. ...Read more

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What is a recommended diet including supplements for managing scoliosis, and the pain? Would love a list of foods to eat to help in grocery shopping

What is a recommended diet including supplements for managing scoliosis, and the  pain? Would love a list of foods to eat to help in grocery shopping

Multivitamins : While there is no specific diet for scoliosis, a multivitamin would provide the appropriate supplement to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables & calcium sources.Your doctor should check that calcium,manganese,vitamin D and vitamin C and E levels are normal. Hence a multivitamin recommendation.Next weight bearing exercise such as walking up to 10000 steps, light jogging, aerobic ex or a class are wise ...Read more

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What is the first food for babies-- white rice cereal?

What is the first food for babies-- white rice cereal?

A common choice: Rice cereal is a common early solid due to its low frequency of allergic reactions.The actual first solid may be something mashed up from the dinner table. I encourage parents to only try the common staple foods they normally use. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

Breast milk/formula: are all that is needed until infants are at least 4-6 months old. Early introduction of solids has been associated with food allergies and over feeding and obesity. Breast feeding protects against diarrhea illness Also, some high fiber foods may cause diarrhea, gas, cramps. After 6 months, milk may not provide enough iron for blood and muscle growth, so foods that contain iron are recommended. ...Read more

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What are some things to keep in mind when introducing solid foods to a toddler for the first time?

What are some things to keep in mind when introducing solid foods to a toddler for the first time?

Bad Reactions: The thing to watch is for negative reactions, such as gas, spitting, severe constipation, loose stools, rashs or other negative reactions.Also it is important to be of choking hazards. ...Read more

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Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults? Or do we all just follow the reg food pyramid?

Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults?  Or do we all just follow the  reg food pyramid?

No Pyramid: There is no such thing any more. The pyramid was absolutely and dangerously wrong. The recommended diet for all ages is now called a diamond. At the top is fats at 15% of calories. In the very big middle are proteins which should make up 60% of a calories. And at the bottom are carbohydrates, 25% of calories. ...Read more

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List of vegetable food that should be good for 13 yrs child?

List of vegetable food that should be good for 13 yrs child?

All: You do not need a list. All edible vegetables are good, often eaten raw. Do not overcook them. Mother nature has packed in all sorts of health factors, maybe some that we have not isolated. ...Read more

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Suggest some common foods to eat to be energized and revitalized all day. Foods made of common fruits and veggies, milk, etc. In a tropical country.

Lighter fare: Generally when you eat something high in fat you body goes into a "rest and digest" mode which may make you feel sluggish, tired. Likewise, a large consumption of simple carbohydrates may lead to a reactive hypoglycemia making you feel shaky, cranky. Eating healthy, lean proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats in moderate amounts will help you avoid those responses yet still power your activities. ...Read more

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Is there a list of food to avoid during breast feeding?

Is there a list of food to avoid during breast feeding?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Consume about 500+ calories/day extra, to make milk for baby. Congrats on the new baby--a miracle of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What snacks and drinks are safe for celiac in child?

What snacks and drinks are safe for celiac in child?

Gluten-free: A celiac disease child needs to avoid gluten. Ingredient lists are on the packaging and online. ...Read more

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What are the phases and food rules for the hCG diet?

What are the phases and food rules for the hCG diet?

Ask doctor: You should only do the real HCG diet with a qualified physician. You need the injection not drops or internet products. Google pounds and inches for the protocol diet. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods to eat and/or avoid around the time of labor?

Are there certain foods to eat and/or avoid around the time of labor?

Light and low: Keep it light and low in fat and fiber. You don't want to have a lot in your stomach, and those foods will stick around in your stomach longer. Drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?

What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?

Here : Here is a chart of the recommended nutritional requirement by the usda for various ages. The good news is that as long as a child eats a fairly balanced diet, they will get the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy. Specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies are uncommon in developed countries where children have access to a variety of foods from the different food groups. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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What is the first food for babies-- white rice cereal?

A common choice: Rice cereal is a common early solid due to its low frequency of allergic reactions.The actual first solid may be something mashed up from the dinner table. I encourage parents to only try the common staple foods they normally use. ...Read more

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Is rice cereal the best first food for babies? Or can I start with fruits and vegetables?

Start with Rice: Rice cereal is a better choice to start with because it is very easy to digest and less likey to cause GI upset or allergies. ...Read more

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Which foods are unsafe for babies?

Which foods are unsafe for babies?

Unsafe foods: Do not give honey to an infant under 1 yr of age due to risk of botulism. Other unsafe foods include raisins, hot dogs cut in circles that are choking hazards. Hard foods the size of a infant's finger are also choking hazards. Avoid soy, cow or goat milk in babies under 1 yr of age. Use instead breastmilk or formula for infants under one year of age. ...Read more

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Do all babies have outties at first?

Do all babies have outties at first?

Some do some don't: Many babies with outies or pouties (not in or out) will revert to normal by the time they are standing up and crawling onto furnature.It takes that long for them to develope tone in their abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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When babies r first born what do they test them for?

When babies r first born what do they test them for?

Depends: This depends on the site of delivery and compliance of the parents. Home births often get nothing beyond whatever the midwife does to assure a healthy transition. Most states require hospitals to perform metabolic testing for things like PKU before discharge as well as hearing screening.It is now commonplace for hospitals to screen blood oxygen content on day 2 for evidence of a heart pbm. ...Read more

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Is it common for babies to get sick when they are first born?

Is it common for babies to get sick when they are first born?

Define "sick": The average newborn has more immunity/pound than its mother and is designed to last a lifetime. That said, as many as 10% of newborns may have a transient need for close observation and or treatment in the hospital nursery or an NICU.Many of the reasons for these extra needs are not identified until the mother is in labor or the baby runs into some issues in the 1st 24hrs. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to feed babies who are just starting out?

What are the best foods to feed babies who are just starting out?

Foods: I recommend starting with different cereals at first, maybe the 1st 2wks. Then i go to orange veggies and some basic fruits. ...Read more

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Y here in canada they recommend to introduce food to babies at 6 months? Any everywhere else they start at 4 months? When should I start?

Y here in canada they recommend to introduce food to babies at 6 months? Any everywhere else they start at 4 months? When should I start?

Food for babies: I usually go by 3-6 months or 13-16 pounds as guidelines to introduce solid foods. The aap recommends 6 months but if a child is not satisfied with breast or fomula its time to feed him instead od torturing your child and/or yourself. ...Read more

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Food for g6pd babies?

Food for g6pd babies?

Breast or Formula: Breast milk is best, but commercial formulas are fine for babies with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Sulfa drugs, acetaminophen, and anti-malarial medications should be avoided, and as the child ages, fava beans must not be eaten and other legumes should be introduced with caution. Vitamin c, 60-100 mg/day, can help preserve glutathione in this condition. ...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 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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Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Preferablynot: Preferably not. Infant formulas are made to maximize babies nutritional needs. ...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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First month how long should babies sleep for?

First month how long should babies sleep for?

At least 12-14 hours: Oftena new baby will sleep one extended period about 6-8 hours or longer at night and then have two long naps 2-4 hours in the am and in the afternoon. There may be 1-3 or more shorter naps as well. ...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 will babies sleep through the night first?

When will babies sleep through the night first?

Three to four months: Babies are capable of one period of deep sleep (3-4hrs) per 24 hours starting at birth and generally drift in and out of lighter sleep states for the rest of their day. By 3mo their brain waves include mature sleep patterns and longer sleep is expected. Babies can learn to self settle soon after birth and return to sleep after they wake, though a brief feeding may be needed.Good routeins help. ...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