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Doctor insights on: Lunch Ideas For A Vegetarian 12 Month Old

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Can you please guide me on foods or ideas to help a 12 month old gain weight?

Can you please guide me on foods or ideas to help a 12 month old gain weight?

Help gain weight: There are several things that a 12 month old can eat to gain weight. First, you can serve the baby full fat cheese and yogurt. You can melt cheese on other foods like veggies. Make sure the baby drinks 16-24 ounces of whole milk a day. Before bed, you could give the baby pediasure instead of the nighttime bottle each night. ...Read more

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Have any ideas on foods that I should feed my 12 month old that is allergic to egg and milk products?

Have any ideas on foods that I should feed my 12 month old that is allergic to egg and milk products?

Many choices: In general, you should stick to a milk product that is free of milk protein, such as soy milk (silk) or almond milk. Be sure to read labels to help you avoid these foods strictly. Often, kids with minor allergies to egg can eat egg as long as it's baked in as a minor ingredient of a larger recipe. Thankfully, most children (70-80%) outgrow allergies to milk and egg protein by the age of 5. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any meal ideas for a vegetarian, histamine free and gluten free diet?

Can you tell me any meal ideas for a vegetarian, histamine free and gluten free diet?

May be impossible: You have adopted three different diet fads, none of them supported by strong evidence for the vast majority of people. Together, you'll discover this is extremely restrictive, and will make it very difficult for you to enjoy a reasonably varied diet or to be a good guest. Eat what you find helps you feel well, and please consider discussing your limitations with an evidence-based dietician. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid disorder and am trying to be a vegetarian, but is that a good idea?

I have hypothyroid disorder and am trying to be a vegetarian, but is that a good idea?

Why?: Hypothyroidism is always treatable. I happen to be so. It is a problem that 8percent of the population deals with. Oncedxed, non-problem. While i respect food choices, a vegetarian lifestyle is one i cannot endorse. It is a social & psychological decision. Humans have never been vegetarians! ...Read more

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Changing from vegetarian to flexitarian because of anemia. Is that a good idea?

Changing from vegetarian to flexitarian because of anemia. Is that a good idea?

Yes: Eating a healthy balanced diet allows a full complement and variety of nutritional sources important in providing necessary minerals and vitamins that may be missing or lacking in certain strict vegetarian diets. Some potential deficiencies in vegans include calcium, iron, b12, and zinc. Iron and B12 are necessary for production of red blood cells to prevent anemia. ...Read more

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Can i give vegetarian custard made from readymade powder to my 8 month old.The powder contains cornflour as thickening agent.

Can i give vegetarian custard made from readymade powder to my 8 month old.The powder contains cornflour as thickening agent.

Yes: That is just fine. Just make sure this is part of a balanced diet of either plant-based or animal-based proteins and fats. ...Read more

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Should I clean my 12-month-old’s teeth?

Should I clean my 12-month-old’s teeth?

Absolutely: Oral hygiene is an essential part of one's health and personal grooming. You my find that parental supervision may be required well into adolescence to insure proper care. ANS don't forget that profession visits for your child should start at about 2 1/2 years old. ...Read more

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What if I smoke in front of my 12-month-old?

What if I smoke in front of my 12-month-old?

Poisoning the air: You are increasing the chances of your baby having increased respiratory infections, including colds, cough, asthma and sinus problems. You are also increasing the chance of your child eventually being a smoker. Quit for your health and your childrens;. At least, smoke outside, so that you are not increasing the chance of the baby having respiratory problems. ...Read more

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How do I protect my 12-month-old from falls?

How do I protect my 12-month-old from falls?

Close windows: Make sure windows are closed or have screens that cannot be pushed out. Don't underestimate your child's ability to climb. ...Read more

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Is it ok to encourage my 12-month old to stand up?

Is it ok to encourage my 12-month old to stand up?

Yes: Yes! the way to strengthen muscles is to use them. Your 12-month old will be walking over the next few months. Bearing weight now will aid in developing muscle tone, coordination, and strength. Standing up now will not bow the legs or cause other problems. The only down side is that once they get walking, they don't look back! ...Read more

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