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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does smoke from burnt food (no fire) cause health damage? Pan was left on stove. One year old in house

Does smoke from burnt food (no fire) cause health damage? Pan was left on stove. One year old in house

Not ideal: As basically all smoke has some carcinogens(cancer causing chemicals), granted usually in very small/trace quantities. In small amounts/short exposures, this isn't likely to create any problems. So I wouldn't worry too much, unless this is going to be a very frequent event. ...Read more

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How to take care for a one year old baby who has asthma, any food to avoid, or need long term medicine?

How to take care for a one year old baby who has asthma, any food to avoid, or need long term medicine?

Depends on severity: There are no specific foods to avoid in a 1-year-old with asthma unless there is a history of food allergy. The need for long term medications is dependent on the severity of the asthma. ...Read more

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One year old only weighs 17 pounds. She's active and loves nursing. She's sometimes interested in solid food, sometimes not. Should i be worried?

One year old only weighs 17 pounds. She's active and loves nursing. She's sometimes interested in solid food, sometimes not. Should i be worried?

It depends: Your daughter's doctor is the best one to know if this growth rate is right for her. It depends on how she has been growing, how her height and weight correlate, and how healthy she is. If she is doing well, just keep offering foods (try giving breast milk only after she eats solids)- the amount she takes will change from day to day. Offer more finger foods- she may want to feed herself more now. ...Read more

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What should be the quantity of food at each meal that my one year old baby girl should be having? She is 2 ft 6 inches and weighs 9.3 kilos

What should be the quantity of food at each meal that my one year old baby girl should be having? She is 2 ft 6 inches and weighs 9.3 kilos

approximately: Usually three major and two minor or snack meals per day. Have you graduated your one year old to whole milk? Usually 6-8 ounces of milk 3-4 times per day. Depending on the number of teeth and general health of your child, the consistency of jar or table food and cereal--1-2 jars per feeding. Beware choking hazard foods. Ask pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why wont my one year old eat table food yet? Is it normal? He will eat a little baby food/gerber graduates gentle formula/juice...

Why wont my one year old eat table food yet? Is it normal? He will eat a little baby food/gerber graduates gentle formula/juice...

See below.: Was your son premature? Has he had swallowing difficulties with formula and/or the baby foods? Some children do resist eating table foods because they don't like the texture, but you should speak to his doctor to make sure there isn't a physical reason. ...Read more

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I have a one year old with very soft loose looking pale yellow/pale green stool with some occasional undigested food. Yesterday it was darker but had undigested blueberry bits. Today it was paler, more with a yellow tinge and one stool had undigested cher

I have a one year old with very soft loose looking pale yellow/pale green stool with some occasional undigested food. Yesterday it was darker but had undigested blueberry bits. Today it was paler, more with a yellow tinge and one stool had undigested cher

Fast transit: I year old have fairly fast transit of foods through the digestive tract. Its not surprising that there is undigested fibrous foods like blueberry and cherry. Probably better to puree these fruits for better digestibility and absorption as well as decreasing the risk of choking in this age group. ...Read more

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My 1 year old stays constipated; eats table food quite often. Could that be the problem? Should I take her to doctor?

My 1 year old stays constipated; eats table food quite often. Could that be the problem? Should I take her to doctor?

Constipation : You need to increase her fluid intake including prune juice, make sure her food does not have salt or spices, decrease foods that worsen her constipation such as bananas & apples, if problem persisted take her to her pediatrician. Good luck ...Read more

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What are some foods i can give my one year old?

What are some foods i can give my one year old?

See below: Depends on where the child is with the food advancement progression. If the child has graduated to solids (stage 3), then table foods that the parents are eating are ok as long as they are prepared for the child appropriately (cut up, mashed up, etc.). Otherwise, a general well rounded diet with fruits and veggies, grains and protein is advised. ...Read more

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What are the foods that I can't give to my baby before she is one year old?

What are the foods that I can't give to my baby before she is one year old?

Chocolate& egg white: There are a variety of foods that make no sense in small infants. Popcorn, peanuts etc. Can be inhaled into the lungs by a pre-verbal child & cause recurrent pneumonia. So safety is sometimes an issue. I specifically avoid egg white & chocolate due to a tendency to trigger allergic rxns later. I don't encourage citrus juices either, but more because of their acid nature & excess sugar. ...Read more