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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 11 month baby lately doesn't want to eat her baby food or sokids only thr bottle, she is active like always whar can I do to make her eat please?
Food battles: Present her with a few options of foods and different colors tastes and textures before the bottle. Leave it there 15 min and let her explore. No food battles or coercing. It may tske you up to 10 times to introduce a food before she will try it so be patient. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: There is nothing wrong with preparing your own food. But extra acidity, fats etc are not necessary.Also waiting a few more months for dairy is still recommended. Remember that if you are patient and the baby is really hungry, he will tend to eat.Also some babies when teething have this happen.But this phase does pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why keep score: Breast milk or formula will provide all the proper nutrition for the first year & there is no benefit in elaborate meal plans for baby.Solid feeds @ 6m are designed to introduce texture & begin training in another form of eating. An ounce or 2 in paste form made from dry cereal is fine.Adding a new food weekly & introducing some table foods over time will bridge the gap to table foods. ...Read more
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
Yes.: Some children have very discriminating tastes and do not like the bland taste of baby foods. Some do not like a particular food. I encourage parents to make their own food. If you can mush it he can eat it. And mushed/pureed table food has more taste and fiber. Give one new food every three to four days. It will pass. If he is teething he may also be a little sore and just not want to eat. ...Read more
My 6 month would rather have table foods instead of baby food. Is it safe for him to eat table foods?
Not much: The reason for baby foods at that age is to introduce a new method, not overtake the value of breast milk or formula. A tablespoonful or two is fine for starters. If the kid seems to want more, that is one of the goals, but they should not drop their other intake below 16-20 oz. By 1 yr, they should have a balance between the two. ...Read more
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