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When can I start feeding my baby oatmeal and cereal?

When can I start feeding my baby oatmeal and cereal?

4-6 months: The american academy of pediatrics recommends exclusive nursing for the first 6 months of life, when possible. Solid foods can be started as early as 4 months and should be started no later than 6 months. Most pediatricians recommend the infant cereals (rice, oatmeal, barley) as the first foods to introduce. ...Read more

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When should I introduce whole milk to my baby?

When should I introduce whole milk to my baby?

12 mos: Babies can start whole milk at about 12 months of life. Though it's been traditionally recommended that only whole milk is appropriate, recent guidelines suggest low fat products are also fine for babies. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby nuts?

When can I feed my baby nuts?

Wait until talking: Nuts are not necessary for a balanced infant nutrition but do have valuable nutrients. I have had parents offer nuts, popcorn & similar fare as snacks, only to have the infant suck pieces into the lung. Days may go by before a terrible pneumonia starts & baby couldn't get better until the nut piece was removed in the or.Wait until they can talk well so they can tell you if they inhaled the snack. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby yogurt?

When can I feed my baby yogurt?

6 months: There's no convincing evidence that delaying any food beyond 4 to 6 months reduces the odds of allergies. The main reasons to delay foods are if they 1) are a choking hazard (like peanuts), 2) might cause an infection (like honey or raw eggs), 3) contain questionable ingredients (such as artificial colors), or 4) aren't good foods that you want kids to learn to love (such as soda or french fries). ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby baby food?

When can I start giving my baby baby food?

6 mo is fine: In previous years when homemade formula from cow milk was routine, early feeding was necessary to improve nutrition. Now we understand breast or formula alone is fine & allows baby to develop motor skills that improve their transition to solids.I like to start @ 6m when baby can prop sit.Making your own is a great way to avoid some of the additives & preservatives in commercial products. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby berries?

When can I feed my baby berries?

Around 10 to12months: Once babies show interest in adult food, around 6 months of age, you can start solid feeds with basics like iron fortified cereals. Subsequently, babies should be given vegetables, fats and protein one at a time, e.G a week, watching for allergies or any other reactions to the new food. The berries smashed and later on cut into small quarters(to avoid choking) can be offered around 10 to 12 months. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby shellfish?

When can I feed my baby shellfish?

6-9 months: Eventhough shellfish is in the "top 10" most allergenic foods, the american academy of pediatrics reversed the recommendation on waiting off until the first yeat of life stating there is no evidence that delaying certain foods prevents a reaction to them. However, be sure you introduce something that you can purree and never give uncooked seafood. As with any foods, watch for allergic reactions! ...Read more

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When can I start feeding my 9 month old baby table food?

When can I start feeding my 9 month old baby table food?

When you are ready: As soon as the kid can sit in a high chair near the table, they are easily drawn into sampling what you eat.Be sure to plan meals with at least one item you can mash up and offer to them.Texture is often an issue but the kid will often be willing to sample what it sees others eat. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby cheese?

When can I feed my baby cheese?

Smile..er Cheese :-): Assuming no allergies have been plaguing your child, table foods are usually started at 8 to 9 months of age. While baby foods are introduced at about 6 month of age, real honest to goodness table foods are delayed until we know the child is able to chew and swallow well. Cheese is good for kids. Small amounts are started then increased as the child is able to tolerate more volume. ...Read more

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When can I start feeding my child finger foods?

When can I start feeding my child finger foods?

8-9 months: Most infants are getting ready for finger foods around 8-9 months. At this time, they are developing a pincer grasp and are interested in self-feeding. Appropriate finger foods are foods that are small enough to be gummed and swallowed. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby dried fruits?

When can I feed my baby dried fruits?

Variable: It depends somewhat on the fruit (how chewy it is) and how well your child chews. Many toddlers do quite well with chewy soft raisins at 15-18 months for instance and others who cannot chew well for another year. ...Read more

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When should I start feeding my baby solid food?

When should I start feeding my baby solid food?

6 months or later: Most babies are ready to eat solids once they are about 6 months of age. This is the age they reach for things , able to transfer objects from hand to hand and put things in the mouth. They also start teething about this time.Start with rice cereal. ...Read more

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When can I start my baby on regular milk?

When can I start my baby on regular milk?

12 months: You can switch to milk at 1 year. Whole milk is best because the extra fat and cholesterol aid in brain development. You can transition your baby by replacing a serving of formula with milk. ...Read more

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I express my milk after feeding my baby.Will it be helpful to increase my milk flow?

Increased .....: ...Stimulation of the breast increases milk supply. The best stimulation comes from the mouth of a baby, but pumping and expressing stimulate too. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby oranges?

When can I feed my baby oranges?

12 months: After the first birthday, a baby can try orange. The adult feeding the baby should be sure that the orange is chopped or mashed up so not to be chokable to the baby. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby a pacifier?

When can I start giving my baby a pacifier?

Its up to you & babe: Over three decades I have seen consultants pro/con write about pacifiers.We are told babies are to confused if started early, but most will still breast feed well & they will never tell us why if they don't. I find babies put down to sleep with a pacifier will wake in the night and cry until someone puts it back in, not a good scene at 3am. Best use is when alert as a self soothing tool. ...Read more

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Can my baby choke on my breast milk while breastfeeding?

Can my baby choke on my breast milk while breastfeeding?

Sometimes: I've seen, on occasion, moms who produce a lot of milk very quickly, and the flow is too much for the baby. We once asked a mom of a choking baby to pump her breast in order to see how much was coming out, and she pumped 10oz from one breast in about 10 minutes. If your flow is like that, pump some off first to decrease the flow/amount. If not, see you pediatrician about swallowing problems. ...Read more

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Can I give my infant whole milk at 11 months?

Can I give my infant whole milk at 11 months?

Wait until 12 months: Whole milk should be started at 12 months of age. Breast milk or infant formula is for ages birth to 12 months of age. ...Read more

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My baby just turned 3 months. When can he start to eat baby food?

My baby just turned 3 months. When can he start to eat baby food?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive on breast alone. ...Read more

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When can my 4-month-old start baby foods?

When can my 4-month-old start baby foods?

6 months: Current recommendations by the american academy of pediatrics says that 6mos is the approproate age to start solids. What we are are really concerned about is that solids may interfere with breast milk or formula, which at 4 mos provide a better balance of nutirients than solids ( we think). The question of of minimizing food allergy risk by waiting is unclear at present.Be patient. ...Read more

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