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What Age Can I Feed Baby Teething Biscuits
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?
Sure, but....: A well rounded diet would include the cereal, which in baby food is fortified with iron, something infants need in their diets. Also, encourage you talk to pediatrician about timing of solids at 4 months. Some evidence waiting until 6 months may have advantages the most important thing you are already doing -continuing breast milk or formula, which is the cornerstone of your infants diet right now. ...Read more
Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?
Yes. Peds dentist: Rotten baby teeth can reflect more than poor hygiene, and can sometimes be a sign of a nutritional or systemic disorder. Although they will be replaced by adult teeth, rotten teeth and associated bacteria in the mouth have been linked to heart disease in adults. Get your baby to a pediatric dentist as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is it possible that baby rice cereal can cause some type of allergy in some babies? 7 month old baby couldn't poop until i took him off of baby cereal
Constipating foods: You will find that rice cereal, bananas and apple sauce are often constipating foods. It is not an allergic effect. Loosening foods include juices like apple or prune and various fruits like peaches or prunes. ...Read more
I have 4 month old active baby .he is on bottle feed.can i give him banana n potato with formula milk ?
Infant feeding: You can introduce solids at age 4 months to 6 months. It is not to replace his breast milk or formula but to introduce him to new tastes and textures. Your baby is ready for solids if he has doubled his birth weight and his good head control and has lost the tongue thrust reflex. ...Read more
Also, is he truly : constipated? Babies don't need to have a bowel movement every day, so unless the stools are very hard, and infrequent and he is uncomfortable, you don't need to do anything. You can give him extra water in between his bottles of formula. If that doesn't help, please consult with his doctor. ...Read more
My 10 week old baby is sick she can not hold down her formula can i give her pedialite instead of formula ?
How many OZ & after how many HRS should i formula feed my 6wk old 11lbs child. dont want to over or under feed baby boy.Please help,
Mgt: If your baby has a stuffed nose, nasal saline and removing the mucus prior to feeding will help him comfortably feed. Every 3 hours /3 oz is one approximate schedule, and depending on how hungry he is, he may feed more or less. Burping to avoid spit ups mid way and after the feeding is advised. ...Read more
7 month baby suddenly fussy generally especially during feeding ...what can be causes. .shes on cerelac and formula feed...wants to be held?
Depends: Have you already introduced all fruits and vegetables to him? I would first introduce fruits and vegetables and then the green vegetables one at a time for 3 days before introducing a new food then between 6-9 months introduce meats too, one at a time for 3 days to make sure he doesn't react adversely to each one. Table food introduce at 9-12 mo. No honey, egg or peanut butter until after 12 mo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much baby food should my baby eat at 7 months when shes already exclusively breast fed & attached to me?
Doesn't need any: The use of solids at 7m is more a teaching process than a meal plan.They need to learn how to deal with textures & feed with a different skill set. A few tablespoons of a given cereal or other food is a good start.If baby seems interested, you can prepare more, but the breast milk should provide most of babies nutrition. ...Read more
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
10 month old having cold n fever fussy at feeding time refuses to take milk or any food. How to help him feed?
Evaluate.: Look for the cause of fussyness. Ear infection, upper respiratory infections can cause this. As long as there is no fever, you can wait till tomorrow. Dehydraton is a concern, so make sure the baby is wettiing diapers well. Do attempt feeding frequently, but there is not special way to force it, if bay refuses. Hence should be seen. ...Read more
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