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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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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

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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 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 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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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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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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How to know when do babies start eating baby food?

How to know when do babies start eating baby food?

Baby food: Babies generally will start eating between 4 and six months of age who are meeting appropriate developmental milestones. Here's a great resource: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/pages/switching-to-solid-foods.Aspx. ...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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At nine months old how many ounces formula and how many ounces baby food should she eat?

At nine months old how many ounces formula and how many ounces baby food should she eat?

Feeding: By 9 months independence will set in soon and how much and when to feed become a struggle. Toddlers will usually eat by themselves how much they need to grow and stop when they are full A rule of thumb is 2 times your child's weight in pounds is the number of calories needed per day to grow well. By 9 months can start a sippie cup and be off the bottle by 9 months and off formula at a year. ...Read more

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Can an 8mo baby eat corn and asparagus baby food?

Can an 8mo baby eat corn and asparagus baby food?

Yes: While the old answer, " if he can chew it,he can eat it" still holds true, the baby food industry has made it much easier to provide different foods for the babies. The only caution to be exercised is to introduce only one new food at a time in a week to watch fir any allergic reaction which should be noted and discussed with your pediatrician at his next appointment. ...Read more

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Since i just got teeth extracted could i eat baby food for the first few days?

Since i just got teeth extracted could i eat baby food for the first few days?

Sure: It should be one of the more nutritious soft foods available. Depending on your appetite, it may take quite a bit to satiate you so if you have a blender, making your own may be more economical but baby food is fine. ...Read more

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Can a 3 month old eat baby food?

Can a 3 month old eat baby food?

Only liquid food: A 3-month old baby eats only liquid food, called breast milk. If for some reason, the mother cannot produce breast milk, she can feed the baby a liquid food called baby formula. Solid foods, such as rice cereal mixed with formula or mixed with water, can be started at age 6 months... unless there is a special reason the doctor is asking for early use of rice cereal (such as in refluxing babies). ...Read more

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How can I get my 10-month old to eat baby food?

How can I get my 10-month old to eat baby food?

Choice:: Given a choice, a child will get all their calories from what they like and not from what you think they should want. If you really think they need baby food, let them get hungry enough to want it, though if they prefer breast milk, there is no medical reason to make them stop. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 13 mon old to still eat baby food?

Is it ok for a 13 mon old to still eat baby food?

Baby food: Absolutely. Baby food is carefully manufactured/processed so that it safe, meets health standards, and provides excellent balanced nutrition. Once you change to table food, you lose a lot of that control and that's when junk food starts creeping into the diet. There is no medical need to change to table food. It is usually done because the independent minded toddler wants what everyone else has. ...Read more

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My child will not eat baby food - what should I do?

My child will not eat baby food - what should I do?

Be patient: Many cultures breast feed alone until far into the second year & their infants thrive. If your baby wants to wait a while, be patient. When baby can sit in a high chair, joining the family meal can entice them to join you. Offering baby food while the rest of the family feasts may work. If baby prefers a mashed up sample of what you have, great. With planning, you can skip the baby food step. ...Read more

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Is it safe or good to eat baby food when you are not a baby?

Is it safe or good to eat baby food when you are not a baby?

Waste of money: Anyone can eat baby food, but i would have to ask 'why?'. Baby food overall is wholesome, but bland, as most do not have seasonings. They are also pureed to allow a toothless baby to consume them. Assuming you can chew food, you are going to pay a lot more on a per ounce basis for baby food vs. Table food. ...Read more

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How many ounces of formula and baby food should my 9 month old eat?

How many ounces of formula and baby food should my 9 month old eat?

Infant intake varies: but most 9 month old infants will drink between 28 and 35 oz of formula, using some of that to mix with dry cereal, in addition to 2-3 meals a day. Meals may be between 4-8 oz or so a serving and consist of cereal and fruit, veggie and meat dinners, and cereal and vegetables. Most babies at this age are also starting some finger foods in small quantities. Let your babyh's appetite be a guide. ...Read more