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Solid Food (Overview)

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What. Is considered non solid. Food ?

What. Is considered  non solid. Food ?

Liquids,etc.: Clear Liquid diets are non-solid. Usually broth, jello, clear juices without fiber, water, soda, tea etc. Then there are full liquid diets when you can have milk, cream soaps, etc. Depends on what you are treating. Ask for more info after giving us some more details about why and what the purpose is in your case. ...Read more

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Solid Food (Overview)

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When and how to feed solid food to baby?

When and how to feed solid food to baby?

Guidelines: When an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, is taking > 32 oz. Of formula/day or nursing > 8-10 times/day, & is 4-6 months of age. Use single-ingredient baby foods, don't start with the sweet stuff. Blend " people food ", especially if you can hold off till 6 months. A beaba works well, but is expensive. If baby spits food back out, the meal is over. ...Read more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

For severe cases, go to the emergency room/call the Poison Control Center for an antidote
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Go to the emergency room if you're vomiting nonstop
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the emergency for IV fluids
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When should I start my baby on solid food?

When should I start my baby on solid food?

4 months of age: In general, i give my patients the green light to start solid foods when their baby reaches 4 months. Keep in mind that some babies, especially preemies, may not be developmentally ready for this. By solid foods I am referring to jar baby foods, or foods that you will puree yourself at home. A food should be introduced and given for a minimum of 3 days to watch for allergies. ...Read more

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Why am I suddenly stuggling to eat solid food?

Why am I suddenly stuggling to eat solid food?

Need a bit more: Info. Does this mean you can't swallow solid foods and/or is it painful to swallow solid foods. Or is it that you just don't feel like eating solid foods? If it's the former, while you could consider a consult on HealthTap to better guide you, if you have dysphagia, you should see your doc in person for an evaluation, as this is a serious problem. ...Read more

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I can't eat solid food without feeling like it's stuck?

I can't eat solid food without feeling like it's stuck?

Office visit: Something is narrowing a portion of your esophagus. It can be anything from enlarged lymph nodes in the midportion of the chest to a tumor. If this has persisted for more than a day or two, see your physician without delay. ...Read more

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How can I add complementary? it shows no interest in solid food ?

How can I add complementary? it shows no interest in solid food
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Huh?: Complementary to what? What's "it" that shows no interest. Are we discussing an infant with feeding trouble, or something else? Please rephrase your question so we can try to help you. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know when and how to start solid food for baby?

I'd really like to know when and how to start solid food for baby?

Ask your doctor: Best to ask your pediatricain first. Start slowly. Solid food will change their digestion so be prepared. They may have food allergies. Solid food does increase the time between feedings and can help them sleep longer at night. Be sure to get the weean off the bottle by age 1. Start with tippi cups by 1o months to prevent cavities. Only water in bottles when they are sleeping. ...Read more

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Should my formula fed baby take poly-vi-sol or wait until he is on solid food only?

Should my formula fed baby take poly-vi-sol or wait until he is on solid food only?

Baby vitamins: Babies get their vitamins from formula except the breast fed babies need vit d supplements.I recommend my babies to start polyvisol IG they live in an area whare thereis flouride in the tap water at age of 4 months.If they need suplements of flouride i will give them polyflor vitamins i agree with most who are opposed to supplemnting vitamins, but as long as you dont use mega doses, no harm will com. ...Read more

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How do you know when and how much solid food to feed your baby? He's 4 months already.

How do you know when and how much solid food to feed your baby? He's 4 months already.

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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When can we start to feed a baby with solid food? Baby is currently at 4 months and 2 weeks

When can we start to feed a baby with solid food? Baby is currently at 4 months and 2 weeks

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 they will when older. ...Read more

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What i can do if my baby don't want to take hotchpotch or any solid food? My baby's age 9.11 months.

What i can do if my baby don't want to take hotchpotch or any solid food? My baby's age 9.11 months.

See your pedi: I have no idea what hotch potch is but if your baby is that age and is not eating any solid food you need to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 8th month old son wont eat a bottle anymore. He just wants solid food. I know he still needs formula in his diet but he will eat about 6oz all day?

My 8th month old son wont eat a bottle anymore. He just wants solid food. I know he still needs formula in his diet but he will eat about 6oz all day?

Infant Feeding: As long as he is eating, gaining weight and growing, not to worry. Sometimes infants behave differently with regard to eating a particular food item. Six ounces of formula is ok for the time being. Remember not to force eating-, food or formula, they hate this. If too much concern, bring this issue to his pediatrician's attention during 9 months well child visit. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

Breast milk/formula: are all that is needed until infants are at least 4-6 months old. Early introduction of solids has been associated with food allergies and over feeding and obesity. Breast feeding protects against diarrhea illness Also, some high fiber foods may cause diarrhea, gas, cramps. After 6 months, milk may not provide enough iron for blood and muscle growth, so foods that contain iron are recommended. ...Read more

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Can a baby 3month old have solid food thanks?

Can a baby 3month old have solid food  thanks?

A little early: Physical readiness to feed occurs @4-6 mos, when baby has doubled her birth weight & takes >32 oz./day of formula or nurses > 8-10x/day. Developmentally, she needs to be able to sit in a high chair, have enough upper body strength to lean forward when hungry & turn away when full, & be able to transfer a scant 1/2 tsp. Of a pureed food from the spoon to her throat. Till then, it's not gonna work. ...Read more

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When should I start feeding my baby solid food?

When should I start feeding my baby solid food?

6 months or later: Most babies are ready to eat solids once they are about 6 months of age. This is the age they reach for things , able to transfer objects from hand to hand and put things in the mouth. They also start teething about this time.Start with rice cereal. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby will not eat solid food?

What do I do if my baby will not eat solid food?

Patient persistence: Each infant has his/her own temperament. Infants that are slow to eat solids often have "slow to warm" temperament. That is the are slow to accept change or new experiences, like new foods, new clothes, bathing, etc. If they are slow to accept solids, don't force it. Just patiently continue to try various foods. Once one is accepted then mix it with the next food you are trying to introduce. ...Read more

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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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How many jars of solid food should a 7 months old eat a day?

How many jars of solid food should a 7 months old eat a day?

No set number: 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 from implements & transition to table foods. There are no set lesson plans shown better for baby than just sampling different things over time & letting baby try table foods. ...Read more

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Help! Is 4 months too soon for a baby to start on solid food?

Help! Is 4 months too soon for a baby to start on solid 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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