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What Are The Best First Foods To Feed My Baby
Rice cereal: When starting solid foods, the best first food would be the most hypoallergenic, baby whole grain rice cereal. You can follow this up with other whole grains like baby oatmeal cereal or mixed grains, then pureed vegetables and fruit (stage 1 baby foods). ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Cow milk formula: The nutritional value of formulas in america are standardized, so they have similar amounts of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat. There are, however, different sources for the ingredients. For example, some formulas use cow milk protein, while others use soy protein. The type of sugars and fats in the formula may be different also. Infant formulas generally have 20 calories per ounce. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Babies first foods: For the average baby with no issues solid foods are usually startede at 4-6 months. Baby cereals such as rice, oatmeal, barley fortified with rice are started first. I usually recommend veggies next since they are less sweet than fruits, then lastly meats stage one. New foods(one at a time) are given for 4days early in the day or at lunch time to make sure there are no reactions or allergies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby cereal : When your baby is 4-6 months old it's usually time to start trying solid foods. For most babies the first food is rice creal or infant oatmeal mixed with breastmilk or formula. These baby cereals provide a great source of iron for your growing infant. Other early options are banana, avacado or cooked potatoes and sweet potatoes mashed and thinned with a little breast milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can iuse a breastpump machine manuaal one since i need to go to work icouldnt feed my baby ...............If i can then which onei s the best ...?
Breast pumping : The best machine is the one that works for you. It is great to pump breast milk since it is the perfect food for baby's body. Your breasts will produce as much milk as they think that baby needs. ...Read more
How I can feed my baby she is 6 months now? What would be her first meal and in which amounts I should feed her at once?
Feeding @ age 6 mths: At 6 months she could still breastfeed for another 6 months if you so desire but breast milk and formular are no longer adequate for her nutrition. You could start by replacing one of her milk feeds with rice cereal and then gradually increase the frequency of cereal feeds as tolerated. You may also gradually add a variety of cereals, pureed fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Let the Baby Decide: There are many variables. The aap recommends no solids until 4-6 months of age.Starting 1 food at a time for 3-4 days to observe possible negative reactions is traditional.Cereal is first, followed by other solids in no specific order.As for quantity, when you have to urge the baby to eat, they are usually done.Remember, there is little evidence as to what is actually the " right" way! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I gave birth recently &!i wanna Brest Feed my baby& I was looking for best post natal vitamins any recommendation I live in Tokyo please? Thank you!
Prenatal, DHA& herbs: Congratulations! Breast-feeding is the best thing you can do for your baby's health. A good prenatal vit. should be adequate but also important is a healthy diet, lots of water and herbs that increase lactation, such as red raspberry leaf, ginger, milk thistle and fenugreek. Taking DHA from fish oil will increase DHA in your milk, important for your baby. See http://tinyurl.com/jezltux for more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I make my breast stop hurting? After i feed my baby, my breasts really hurt. I want to continue with breastfeeding because i know it's best, but what is causing this pain and is there anything i can do about it?
Depends...: Depends on age and other factors. In general, pureed vegetables and cereals come before meats and dairy (other than breast or formula); single ingredients before mixed; no-no's include: chunks (choking hazard), honey (botulism), eggs/fish/seafood (more allergenic), salt and sugar (addictive), and juices (juice is a fruit from which all good stuff has been removed.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest.
What is the best way to clean an infant (1~12 month)? What I do now is take off her clothes first, then dip into a baby tub filled with warm water.
Bath time can be fun: You can put her in a partially reclining baby tub or other baby bath device (some even come with safety belts!), and using a baby or sensitive skin cleanser and a washcloth, bathe her all over, then rinse all over. Babies do fine with only a few baths each week. Make bath time fun by talking or singing to her entertaining her with bath toys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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