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My baby just turned 3 months. When can he start to eat baby food?

My baby just turned 3 months. When can he start to eat baby food?

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 on breast alone. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food i feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?

What does it mean when i feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food i feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?

Keep feeding...: As long as your baby is eating the food, the 'sour face' may not mean that he doesn't like it. Also consider the temperature of the food. ...Read more

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How can I avoid feeding after my baby turned 3 months old? If he wake up at 3am should I feed him?

How can I avoid feeding after my baby turned 3 months old? If he wake up at 3am should I feed him?

Baby feeding: You aren't doing anything wrong by feeding, but if you want to improve the sleep habits, slowly build on stretching out the feeds and stay consistent. Read "The Newborn Sleep Book" for more info. ...Read more

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How much baby food should my baby eat at 7 months when shes already exclusively breast fed & attached to me?

How much baby food should my baby eat at 7 months when shes already exclusively breast fed & attached to me?

Doesn't need any: The use of solids at 7m is more a teaching process than a meal plan.They need to learn how to deal with textures & feed with a different skill set. A few tablespoons of a given cereal or other food is a good start.If baby seems interested, you can prepare more, but the breast milk should provide most of babies nutrition. ...Read more

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Is it ok to feed a 3 1/2 month old baby baby food if they just constantly seem hungry?

Is it ok to feed a 3 1/2 month old baby baby food if they just constantly seem hungry?

Define hunger: By 3.5 months a kid can get its fingers in its mouth and satisfy its pleasure of touching the lips by sucking fingers constantly.That is not hunger, that is fun.They will often take extra feed if offered, but if you kid is growing well without solids, they are not needed. A pacifier would be a better investment for many. Hunger= empty stomach, not wanting to suck a lot. ...Read more

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My baby is 2mnths and doesnt become full can i feed her baby food?

My baby is 2mnths and doesnt become full can i feed her baby food?

TOO EARLY: It is recommended not to feed babies any solid foods until 4-6 months of age. The intestinal tract of an infant is not ready to digest anything but breast milk or infant formula until then. if you are breast feeding and the increased hunger is recent your child may be going through a growth spurt and attempting to have you produce more milk. ...Read more

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Should i allow my 3 month old baby view tv? She seems to be interested and turns her head towards the tv even when she's eating

Should i allow my 3 month old baby view tv? She seems to be interested and turns her head towards the tv even when she's eating

Not recommended: Pediatricians do not recommend for babies to watch tv. Just remember that bright colors, moving objects and loud sounds will always stimulate the baby and get baby's attention, doesn't mean that it is good for them, interactions with you, your voice, bright colorful, moving toys that meant for the baby are much better. ...Read more

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When can I start giving water to drink to a baby he is 3 months old now and he usually gets hickups and I use breast milk to help him from that?

When can I start giving water to drink to a baby  he is 3 months old now and he usually gets hickups and I use breast milk to help him from that?

not helpful: Infants have no need and derive no benefit from water supplements. Breast milk or formula is designed to provide for all of babies needs. Hiccoughs are driven by an electrical wave in the breathing muscle like a heartbeat and will fade when it decides to, supplements of milk or water have no direct benefit. ...Read more

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I feed my 4month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May i give any cereals food to him.?

I feed my 4month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May i give any cereals food to him.?

Not yet: Introducing cereals early may not be a good idea. You should consider supplementing breast feeding with formula, if you are not producing enough milk. Early introduction of cereals may introduce sensitivity to cereal proteins. You should wait till the baby is six months old before introducing cereals. ...Read more

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My 10 week old baby is sick she can not hold down her formula can i give her pedialite instead of formula ?

My 10 week old baby is sick she can not hold down her formula can  i give her pedialite instead of formula ?

Follow up advised: Pedialyte may be given for 24 to 36 hours, but if she has vomiting with the pedialyte, persistent symptoms or other symptoms, she should see her pediatrician. ...Read more

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1.When will my baby be able to lift his head? 2. When will my baby roll-over on his stomach? 3. When will my baby start crawling?

1.When will my baby be able to lift his head?  2. When will my baby roll-over on his stomach? 3. When will my baby start crawling?

See below: Full-term born infant achieves lifting head by 2 months, roll-over by 5 months, and crawling by 7-8 months of age. Slight delay up to a month may occur to your baby since he was a pretermer. ...Read more

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My 19 months baby girl today just stop drinking her milk and she's chewing her food and not swallowing the food she's spitting it out what could be th?

My 19 months baby girl today just stop drinking her milk and she's chewing her food and not swallowing the food she's spitting it out what could be th?

Mouth sores: Babies have no concept of needing to eat/drink to avoid problems. They do what feels okay.If swallowing hurts. they quit.I would look in her mouth,throat for sores,resdness. Ice chips or chilled foods like near frozen applesauce may be accepted since it could soothe the soreness.If it continues she needs to see her doc. ...Read more

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My son was turning orange from baby food... He has started eating table food now and on occasion baby food... When will the Orange go away?

My son was turning orange from baby food... He has started eating table food now and on occasion baby food... When will the Orange go away?

Carotenemia: Pt probably has orange hue from eating lots of carrots, sweet potato. Try other veggies also and you will notice color will change to normal. ...Read more

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My baby has completed 4 months now . Till date she us on mother feed now what else solid food can I giv to the baby.

My baby has completed 4 months now . Till date she us on mother feed now what else solid food can I giv to the baby.

Breastfeeding: Your baby will be ready for solids when she is able to take a spoon in her mouth without pushing it out. It is okay to wait to give solids til baby is 6 mos old. There is no need for early solid food introduction. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old when we start solid food for her?

My baby is 3 months old when we start solid food for her?

Solid food: The american academy of pediatrics suggests that you can start solids at 6 months.I use the following criteria: 13-16 pounds , or 3-6 months, whichever comes first. ...Read more

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When can I stop giving my son rice cereal. He eats veggies now. Do those become 3 times a day?

When can I stop giving my son rice cereal. He eats veggies now. Do those become 3 times a day?

Rotate: You may want to rotate to different types of cereal and if he has eaten various veggies, you may want to start single item fruit slowly. Build up little menus where he gets a variety of cereal with fruit or veggies. Make it fun and use foods that naturally have different colors and textures. Use " in season" produce for best nutrients. ...Read more

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When can I start feeding my 9 month old baby table food?

When can I start feeding my 9 month old baby table food?

When you are ready: As soon as the kid can sit in a high chair near the table, they are easily drawn into sampling what you eat.Be sure to plan meals with at least one item you can mash up and offer to them.Texture is often an issue but the kid will often be willing to sample what it sees others eat. ...Read more