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What Can You Feed A 4 Month Old Baby
Rice: Rice cereal is appropriate for a child that age. ...Read more
What should I be feeding my 10 month old daughter? How many ounces of formula should she get a day? How much baby food a day
Breast milk if possi: Every infant should be fed breast milk. An average 4 mo old infant requires 25-30 oz of fluid (either breast milk of formula) per day. 6 oz/feeding 5 times a day. This would provide 500-600 kcal of energy which would be adequate for a normal growth. In terms of formula, one can use any brand you like as long as your infant did not develop milk allergy. ...Read more
By soothing it: Most 4 week old babies have not learned the skill of putting himself to sleep yet and needs to be soothed. It might be by rocking, swaddling, sucking, feeding, humming or singing or soft music or a sound machine. You will know what soothes your baby. Don't be surprised if it is a ride in the car at times! ...Read more
How many ounces of formula and how often should a 4 1/2 month old baby boy eat a day? Thank you doctors
6-7 OZ, 4 hourly: For an average weighted infant of his age should be fed 6-7 oz, every 4 hourly, 5 fee dings a day or 6 oz , 4 hourly , 6 feedings a day. ...Read more
Solids ok at 4-6 mo: Most infants thrive on exclusively breast or formula feeding until at least 4 months, and many are very content until almost 6 months. At that time, it is a good idea to start with cereal, either rice or oatmeal that is iron fortified, in addition to the milk feedings. esp if your infant has been sleeping through the night and now is starting night wakings, a late afternoon supplement works well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Milk Only: This child is months too young for anything but milk. Please do not give this child food or anything besides their mild or formula. Your baby doctor will have the recommended schedule for when adding food is safe. Food too soon leads to a lifetime weakness in their immunities and to an elevated risk for obesity. ...Read more
What do you do for a 4 month old baby boy who has nasal congestion and is coughing from time to time?
Absolutely!: Not every baby even uses a pacifier. Use of a pacifier is to give baby that extra comforting sucking time they want/need. Some babies get all the time they need just from feedings and/or nursing. Other babies utilize a pacifier for that comfort measure As baby matures, the need for extra sucking goes away. For some babies that is at just months of age, for other kids it can be toddler years! ...Read more
I feed my 4 month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May i give any solid food to him?
Define hungry: You don't need permission to feed your baby.We don't recommend solids before 6m but this varies with the doc. If your kid consumes > 32 oz formula/day, solids may be needed. Some misread a kids finger or pacifier use as indication of hunger, it is not. The pleasure of chewing, sucking, nail biting, etc. Is a self soothing skill. If your kid is fluffy you may want to slow the feeds. ...Read more
What can I do for my 1 month old thats hard to make a bowl movement hes formula fed he eat similac advance 4 to 6 onces every feeding please help me?
Constipation: Babies at this age have variable 'poop' pattern. Anywhere from 15 times a day to every 5 th day is normal as long as baby has soft abdomen, is not fussy and is eating right. Apple prune juice concentrate helps! ...Read more
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
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
I wouldn't: Juices are an oversold product that provides plenty of sugar & sweet stimulus to babies. They may program the brain to crave it in excess over a lifetime,resulting in obesity.Apple in the form of a sauce/orange as a wedge are less processed & give a blend of protein and fiber that are better for babies but after 6 months. Juices are basically like giving a kid a coke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See MD if > 24 hours: Many different reasons but a long as she is acting well, not fussy, afebrile and urinating well (every 5-6 hours) you can likely watch her for a bit at home. It could be the beginning of an illness like a cold, or other viral illnesses that can give soars in your baby's mouth. Don't always blame teething! if you don't find a reason, your child is fussy, febrile or not acting well then see your doc. ...Read more
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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