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What Age Can Or Should I Start Feeding My Son Baby Cereal With A Spoon
After 4 months: If a baby can coordinate the swallowing without choking or having everything pushed out by the tongue, it's probably ok to spoon feed cereal. Most babies push some of the food out at this age, and with baby foods they need to try at least 5 times to get used to the taste (or not). Patience is key. ...Read moreSee 2 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
How much baby cereal can I add to the formula bottles per day so my 5 month old baby stop waking up at nights for feeds? Thanks
Don't: Don't add infant cereal to your child's bottles. If she is ready to take baby foods, always give them with a spoon. She needs to learn to *eat* her foods, not *drink* them. At first, she may just take a spoonful or two, but it will gradually increase as she learns how to move the food off of the spoon. Most babies learn to sleep by having a regular routine and falling asleep in their own crib. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should I feed my breastfed baby cereal? She's 3.5 months. Feds a lot and is fussy. Not sure if my breastmilk is fully satisfying her
Unnecessary : 50 years ago infants were fed solids early ; frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice ; do not add to the child's nutrition. Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades ; baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more
My 14mo son is a picky eater, who doesn't like textures still. I give him baby cereal in organic cows milk to supplement his diet. Is that ok to do?
Texture aversion: Texture aversions can be caused by a few different things, but a swallowing study with a trained speech or occupational therapist may be in order to evaluate for physical causes for your son's symptoms. In the interim, supplementing with cows milk and cereals (provided he has no cow milk sensitivity or lactose intolerance) should not be harmful. Pediasure is another alternative supplement. ...Read more
My son just had his 2 month check up and we were told to start him on baby cereal at 4 months. Followed by fruit, veggies, and meat. Is this too early?
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