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What are the first solid foods I should feed my baby?

What are the first solid foods I should feed my baby?

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 more

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What are the first foods I should feed my baby?

What are the first foods I should feed my baby?

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 more

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What are the best first foods to feed my baby?

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 more

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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?

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

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6 months baby. Just started solids. What kind of vegetables are recommended to start with? And can I feed her fruits like avocado? What about juice?

6 months baby. Just started solids. What kind of vegetables are recommended to start with? And can I feed her fruits like avocado? What about juice?

Adding solid foods: You can mash or puree most vegetables for you baby. Banana and avocado are easy foods for baby. Introduce a new food every few days. Remember it can take 15 times before a baby "likes" a food. A serving size at this age is less than a tablespoon. Remember this is a messy time, babies love to feel their food. Juice is not critical for babies, avoid giving more than 4-6 oz of juice a day. ...Read more

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When can I start introducing solid foods, and what kind of solid food ?He is 4 months old now and he is on breast milk and formula for now.

When can I start introducing solid foods, and what kind of solid food ?He is 4 months old now and he is on breast milk and formula for now.

Solid foods: The american academy of pediatrics recommends waiting until 6 months of age. I usually wait until the child is13-16 poundsor 4-6 months, whichever comes first. ...Read more

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Is it already ok for me to start with solid foods for my four month old baby? And what r the best food to feed ?

Is it already ok for me to start with solid foods for my four month old baby? And what r the best food to feed ?

Wait: Breast milk is the only complete food. It is important for newborns to be breast fed for at least 1yr or longer. Baby has all life to eat solids, don't rush - lot of allergies & food sensitivities. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food i feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?

What does it mean when i feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food i feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?

Keep feeding...: As long as your baby is eating the food, the 'sour face' may not mean that he doesn't like it. Also consider the temperature of the food. ...Read more

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What shuld i feed my 11months old baby.I m tired of giving him rice n wheat daily .Even he is not interested in these foods .

What shuld i feed my 11months old baby.I m tired of giving him rice n wheat daily .Even he is not interested in these foods .

Meal plans: Sit the kid at the table while you & others eat and plan your meals with at least one item the kid could eat if you mash it up or put it in front of them. After watching others enjoy the meal s/he is likely to want some. ...Read more

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What are the best times to breastfeed my baby?

What are the best times to breastfeed my baby?

When hungry: The best time is when junior is hungry, but not too hungry; and also not too sleepy and not too already-upset and worked up. There's no exact clock time that works best for everyone. Follow your baby's lead to learn his or her rhythms and when nursing works best. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 months and she is 15 pounds she is so tiny and not interrested in food what to do to make her eat well?

My baby is 10 months and she is 15 pounds she is so tiny and not interrested in food what to do to make her eat well?

Physical ASAP: Please have your child examined by a pediatrician asap. She is not that far off on the weight to age charts, but it would ease your mind to know that everything is ok or if there is something that needs to be done you will know. ...Read more

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What are the foods that I can't give to my baby before she is one year old?

What are the foods that I can't give to my baby before she is one year old?

Chocolate& egg white: There are a variety of foods that make no sense in small infants. Popcorn, peanuts etc. Can be inhaled into the lungs by a pre-verbal child & cause recurrent pneumonia. So safety is sometimes an issue. I specifically avoid egg white & chocolate due to a tendency to trigger allergic rxns later. I don't encourage citrus juices either, but more because of their acid nature & excess sugar. ...Read more

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What kind of food I should be eating during breastfeeding to give baby all vitamins and all he needs, and what should I not eat?

God made food: Is of particular importance. Be sure that your vitamin intake is rich enough in folic acid. Do not eat or drink any form of junk, especially all the sweet stuff. Do not drink any pop or caffeine containing drinks, including, of course, coffee-----not even decaf. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby girl is breastfed but not feeding well on solids. Any tips on best solid food that can be given to her and the quantity required?

My 9 month old baby girl is breastfed but not feeding well on solids. Any tips on best solid food that can be given to her and the quantity required?

Real foods: Some babies at this age are just not interested in purees; try very small pieces of soft, whole foods (banana, avocado, other fruits and veggies) to see if she's more interested in those. There's no quantity "required" at all - if the issue continues, consider having her checked for oral texture defensiveness by a speech/feeding specialist. ...Read more

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What type of food should I start feeding my 6 month old baby so that she does not become a picky eater?

What type of food should I start feeding my 6 month old baby so that she does not become a picky eater?

Balance: Feed your baby a balance of foods beginning with various cereals and pureed foods. Allow her to experience a variety of tastes and textures. As she gets older various finger foods , are important to offer. Continue to feed many foods, even those she doesn't like as much. Even with the best of efforts many toddlers will become picky eaters ...Read more

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My children are not inclined to eat what food do you suggest and my 3 years old baby is on fresh milk .What milk do you suggest him.Thanks?

My children are not inclined to eat what food do you suggest and my 3 years old baby is on fresh milk .What milk do you suggest him.Thanks?

Feeding tips: Rather than formal meals let your children graze, at the age of three they are inclined not to to eat too much. Another thing you might try is to have them help you prepare some of the meals. Their milk intake should be limited to16-20ounces otherwise they get bloated and have room for nothing else. ...Read more

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My baby is 9mnths and isn't focused on eating. I breastfeed so I used to give her polyvitamins before, should I do that now to make sure she is getting nutrition?

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My baby is 9mnths and isn't focused on eating. I breastfeed so I used to give her polyvitamins before, should I do that now to make sure she is getting nutrition?

Keep breastfeeding..: Keep breastfeeding, and supplement with soft foods for your baby as your pediatrician recommends. Vitamin drops are safe when used as directed. Check with your pediatrician about how your baby is doing in terms of growth and development. And follow their recommendations. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby has silent reflux and i want to start him off with solids soon what type of veggies should I not feed him?

My 4 month old baby has silent reflux and i want to start him off with solids soon what type of veggies should I not feed him?

SOLID FOOD: Introduced at 4-6 months. Your child has mild gastro-esophageal reflux. Thickened/solid food will help him. Start with cereals, then jar food with fruits and vegetables. One new item in 1 week. Vegetables should be freshly cooked and strained or commercial jar food. Common are, potato, carrot, broccoli, zucchini, etc. There is no reflux related contraindication of any vegetable. ...Read more

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Im having a hard time bottle feeding my breastfed baby. What should I do to make her drink from the bottle?

Im having a hard time bottle feeding my breastfed baby. What should I do to make her drink from the bottle?

Have someone else : Offer the bottle.If she can smell you, she doesn't want the back up plan. Have your spouse or a friend offer the bottle when she is hungry & leave the area. After she figures out the idea you may get her to cooperate with you later. ...Read more