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What Would You Do If You Found A Maggot In Your Childs Baby Food
Time for a change: It is time to feed the kid only at the table and only what everybody else is eating. No separate feedings and never separate form the family. Watching other people eat is a main attractant to feeding and a stubborn child may rebel for a while. When s/he gets hungry, s/he will try table food. ...Read more
At least 1-2 years: There is no set cut-off time. However, formula/breast milk should be the main source of nutrition until at least 1 year of age. Depending on your child's medical history, you can then consider switching to whole milk until the age of 2. But again, milk is a major portion of their diet. "table foods" generally should not be introduced until at least 6 months of age (i prefer 9-12 months). ...Read more
Be patient: Many cultures breast feed alone until far into the second year & their infants thrive. If your baby wants to wait a while, be patient. When baby can sit in a high chair, joining the family meal can entice them to join you. Offering baby food while the rest of the family feasts may work. If baby prefers a mashed up sample of what you have, great. With planning, you can skip the baby food step. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swallowing study: Children who are very sensitive to textures or whose diet is extremely limited would benefit from an evaluation by a speech therapist and/or occupational therapist who can be present during a swallowing study to determine if anatomic or functional problems are present with the swallowing mechanism. Sometimes, extreme food preferences are behavioral, which would require a different approach. ...Read more
My child is 6 nonths.I ntriduced him baby food for the firat time.Apple n manfo flavour.He passed hard stool then.Is it normal?
Constipated infant: You child may be constipated because of the apple you are giving him. Apple contains pectin which is a solidifying agent. Change to another fruit such as apricots or peaches. ...Read more
My child has not pooped for 4 days. Fussy. Eating but not much. Vomited twice. Tried pear baby food; usually works. Other remedies? Concerns? ER?
Hard to say: Some breast fed babies may go a week without pooping and be normal.If older and on solids they are more regular. Peaches/pears/plums etc can help but sometimes take a couple days.Full strength prune juice is faster, but still can take a few days.A call to his docs service can help you decide how soon he needs to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reassurance: I concur with dr. Proffitt, but would like to reassure you that although disgusting, the maggot is unlikely to cause your child harm. The spoiling food, which supported the maggot, is more likely to be the problem-which would probably present with vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: Baby food is not actually healthier. It is more processed than regular food. It is actually better to make your own baby food. Baby food is a convenience item. ...Read more
Yes: Or you can feed your baby pretty much what you're eating, mashed or as finger food. Organic food is grown without toxic synthetic pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or genetically modified organisms. & it can have more complex nutrients and taste more vibrant. Organic isnt' essential but is an upgrade. Learn more at http://www.Feedingbabygreen.Com and http://www.Generationsoforganic.Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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