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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...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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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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List botanicals, teas, food not to eat when pregnant?

List botanicals, teas, food not to eat when pregnant?

No unpasturized food: Do not drink unpasteurized milk or eat soft cheeses made from unpasteurized milk, including brie, feta, camembert, roquefort, queso blanco, and queso fresco. Do not eat under cooked or raw eggs – they may contain bacteria. Certain kinds of fish, such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish (golden or white snapper) contain high levels of mercury also do not eat raw fish sushi. ...Read more

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When baby needs solid food in what month?If the baby eat breastmilk and formula ?Please send me table of baby food

When baby needs solid food in what month?If the baby eat  breastmilk and formula ?Please send me table of baby food

Cereal introduction: It is generally recommended: rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and juices with a cup at 6 months, meats and finger foods at 9 months, table foods and whole milk at 1 year. Have fun! ...Read more

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Are BPA-free canned food safe to eat?

Are BPA-free canned food safe to eat?

Not necessarily: While BPA is hazardous because of its hormone-disrupting estrogenic effects, the problem is that cans without BPA use alternatives like BPF, BPS, vinyl and polyester that may be as or more toxic than BPA and it is hard to learn what alternatives are being used! See http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408989/ and https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/bpa-free-cans-safe-or-toxic/ and http://tinyurl.com/lsefng7 ...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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Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Yes.: As long as you think the food is safe for your family members and not spoiled, it should not affect the baby's breastmilk any differently. Always remember to keep a balanced diet. ...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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Critical. Diarr hea. After eating fcooked food. In fridge not freezer?

Critical. Diarr
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After eating  fcooked food. In fridge not freezer?

Get to urgent care: Go to an ER if needed - this can be serious untreated and relatively simple if treated well. Don't think about it - go! We who attain a certain age need to be careful if we want it to go on increasing well. ...Read more

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6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated.she's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini. ?

6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated.she's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini. ?

Why the rush: Solids in the first year do not help the baby grow better.Breast milk is an adequate nutrition source, and solids today are primarily a training process to transition them to the table. Apples and bananas are constipating agents. Prunes & pears loosen stools. I'd quit the rush through the list of foods and just keep it simple. ...Read more

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Food additives - do you think it's possible that food additives cause add or learning disabilities?

Food additives - do you think it's possible that food additives cause add or learning disabilities?

Maybe: Some people, particularly younger children, are supersensitive to artificial dyes, flavors or preservatives. Most docs believe that adhd and ld are inherited or caused by brain injury. But these are just the brains that are more susceptible to adverse effects from these ingredients. It's best to discuss this with your doc using your observations to help limit (or not) the child's diet. ...Read more

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9mo baby is picky about foods. Loves purees, Cheerios, and cheese, but other types of food are hit or miss. She tries everything but rejects a lot. ?

9mo baby is picky about foods. Loves purees, Cheerios, and cheese, but other types of food are hit or miss. She tries everything but rejects a lot. ?

Keep offering an: array of options. Research shows that kids will eat a balanced diet if you make sure there is a mix of all the major food groups. Don't turn it into a battle, just keep having her try things. Some kids are more sensitive to some smells and tastes. If she is tasting I would not worry. ...Read more

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Should I buy organic baby food?

Should I buy organic baby food?

Yes: Or you can feed your baby pretty much what you're eating, mashed or as finger food. Organic food is grown without toxic synthetic pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or genetically modified organisms. & it can have more complex nutrients and taste more vibrant. Organic isnt' essential but is an upgrade. Learn more at http://www.Feedingbabygreen.Com and http://www.Generationsoforganic.Org. ...Read more

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Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. why? He ate whole canned fruit.

Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food.  But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened.  why? 
He ate whole canned fruit.

Difficulty w/ swallo: Somebody must have thought the person your concerned about has difficulty with chewing and or swallowing his food. Then he might get food into his lungs and get an aspiration pneumonia. So he is being fed like a child. I don't know if he has dentures yet but that would be another consideration in feeding issues. Reminds of the old riddle: what walks on 4 ft, then 2 ft, then 3 ft. ...Read more

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Pt. now to eat pureed food due to aspiration by hiccups. Is eating pureed food now permanent? Can not have food/water when in hiccuping mode.

As long as hiccups..: If the aspiration's due 2 hiccups, & a swallow eval has shown that pureed foods r the safest consistency 2 prevent aspiration, then pt shd b on pureed foods as long as the condition causing aspiration (hiccups) is present. To chk, pt can get another swallow eval 1ce hiccups've stopped to c if pt can swallow other food types / consistencies. Pureed foods r "permanent" if the underlying condition is ...Read more

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Which homemade food to use when introducing a baby to solid foods?

Which homemade food to use when introducing a baby to solid foods?

Homemade food: After cereal the next food to introduce is vegetables. Puréed Carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans and peas are all possibilities. Use guidelines from the American Academy of Paediatrics. All the best. ...Read more

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Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

In some cases yes...: It's wise for all of us to minimize exposure to voc's & it is wise to esp. Protect our babies. Voc's come not only from carpets but carpet pads & in many cases the glue used is the greatest source. Fortunately, low voc options for all of these exist. Carpets give off the most voc's in the first weeks after installation so minimizing exposure at that time is esp. Important.See http://bit.Ly/1c27z4f. ...Read more

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Eating spoiled food while pregnant harm my baby?

Eating spoiled food while pregnant harm my baby?

Food in Pregnancy: One of the biggest concerns during pregnancy is a bacteria called listeria that is often found in unpasteurized cheeses and spoiled foods. If you have symptoms you should go to your doctor immediately. Even if no symptoms, you should be getting routine obstetrical care and should discuss your eating the spoiled food. A useful resource is: http://www.Cdc.Gov/pregnancy/infections-listeria.Html. ...Read more