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Can a 3 month old eat baby food?

Can a 3 month old eat baby food?

Only liquid food: A 3-month old baby eats only liquid food, called breast milk. If for some reason, the mother cannot produce breast milk, she can feed the baby a liquid food called baby formula. Solid foods, such as rice cereal mixed with formula or mixed with water, can be started at age 6 months... unless there is a special reason the doctor is asking for early use of rice cereal (such as in refluxing babies). ...Read more

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I started my 3 month old on baby food 2 days ago. Now he's constipated. What can I give him to unconstipate him?

I started my 3 month old on baby food 2 days ago. Now he's constipated. What can I give him to unconstipate him?

Constipation: Either a small amount 1-2 oz of water or 1/2 strength Apple juice may work. Occasional use of a pediatric glycerin suppository or Vaseline on a rectal thermometer may also help. It is early to start solids so you may want to wait another month. All the best. ...Read more

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3 month old pooping once a day started teething has been constipated for 2 days now. I've tried stimulation with a qutip Karo syrup apple baby food. ?

3 month old pooping once a day started teething has been constipated for 2 days now. I've tried stimulation with a qutip Karo syrup apple baby food.  ?

Constipation: Best not to use Karo syrup in a 3 month old because the immune system isn't mature yet. No Qtip stimulation. Baby products prune juice is a good idea. Make sure the baby is taking in fluids well. 2 days is not worrisome unless the baby is uncomfortable or the stools are hard and painful to pass. May be time to visit your pediatrician. ...Read more

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When to start babies on baby food?

When to start babies on baby food?

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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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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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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When should babies stop eating baby food?

When should babies stop eating baby food?

No fixed age: You can transition the child, after six months of age, to regular food as the child tolerates it. Eating baby food will not adversely affect the child's health. ...Read more

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When should babies start eating baby food?

When should babies start eating baby food?

4-6 months: Most babies will do fine with breast fe eding or bottle feeding alone for six months. But some seem hungrier and you can introduce solids as early as 4-5 months. ...Read more

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When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

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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What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

I wait until sitting: Studies of various populations show that breast milk alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read more

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