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Feed as baby wakes : Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8 month old son will feed himself toast, peas, and baby cookies but when I try feeding him 8 month food with solids he refuses it. Why?
Likes and dislikes: Babies have likes and dislikes regarding taste, smell and textures.What he likes, he will more aggressively go after. If he is not thrilled, he will appear"lazy". Do not worry, he will learn. ...Read more
Probably not: Depends on duration and intensity. Thumb or finger sucking much more damaging than pacifier. Sucking reflex is calming/soothing for infants. They should age out by 18-24 months. Continuing digit habit beyond age 4 can deform upper jaw and restrict lower jaw growth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby: 8 month olds can have solid foods. Full info on how to introduce solids is too long for a Heathtap response. Here is info from the AAP https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/Switching-To-Solid-Foods.aspx --- you should not introduce whole milk yet. You should have a 9month check up soon with your pediatrician. Make sure to go over these ?'s with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 month old baby will not eat solids. She drinks approximately 16 oz of formula milk a day but refuses solids. Should I reduce her milk intake?
Start weaning at 1: Start weaning the bottle at 1 year or a little before. Once your child is drinking cow's milk always put the milk in a cup, not bottle. Then, just use bottles for water- typically this helps the weaning process go faster. Also, to protect your child's teeth never put them to bed with a bottle. The sugars from the milk can cause cavities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Whenever needed: Newborns should be fed from the breast "only", but bottles can be used whenever needed. Sometimes, a baby has low blood sugar on day 1, or mom hasn't enough milk on day 3, so the newborn must drink from a bottle. After the first 2 weeks, newborns should be very good breastfeeders, and should be able to drink from a bottle off and on without losing any breastfeeding skills or interest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer