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When Can I Start Feeding My Baby Oatmeal 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
I've been giving my baby oatmeal cereal for about 3 weeks now. Can I give him organic jar food that's for 4+ months babies? He's 5 months now.
What's the hurry: 50 years ago infants were fed solids early & frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice & do not add to the child's nutrition.Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades & baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more
How many times in a day&what's the best time will I feed oatmeal cereal to my 6mos old baby? When can I start other foods after a month of cereal?
Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more
Just started feeding 5mo baby oatmeal cereal. Already getting food on hands and then in eyes. Any concern with it being in her eyes?
Wash it: If food gets in eyes just wash the face and eyes. Food in the eyes won't damage anything. Just washASAP ...Read more
7month baby how much water can drink on a day? Eat purée potato, rice cereal, oatmeal cereal. Wet diapers all time but urine are very yellow. Formula feed
4 mo. Old baby has been breast-fed only, we fed him some baby oatmeal cereal & now he has not pooped for 4 days (previously daily pooping), advise?
Probably OK: It is not unusual for babies to have change in stool pattern when you introduce cereal. Also, it is normal for breastfed babies to have longer periods of time with no stools. Breast milk is the perfect baby food, thus there is less "waste" so to speak. If the baby's stomach is not distended, and he has a large soft stool infrequently this is not constipation requiring intervention. ...Read more
Daughter is 10 1/2 mnths. When can I feed her regular oatmeal and regular rice instead of the gerber cereals?
When she decides: You can try these at any point, but many infants will reject new items based on texture or their novelty. You can puree any common staple at this point and find a texture that the kid may except. ...Read more
My 6 month old doesn't like rice cereal as well as the oatmeal. Is it ok to feed him just the veggies and fruits with the bottle?
Yes: He will try it later, no hurry. ...Read more
That is a theory: That many weary parents during growth spurts wish could be helpful to get them to sleep longer. The risk you run, is developing a food allergy. Many people try to offer thickened formula or breast milk a little too soon than what is generally recommended. Ask your pediatrician what their experience has been with that. If definitely depends on the age of the baby. ...Read more
When starting baby on cereal does it matter if I use rice or oatmeal? What is the difference for the baby?
Food allergy: Allergy to these two foods is rare in my experience; they are well tolerated as first foods by the vast majority of infants older than 6 months. Symptoms of allergy could include vomiting, crampy diarrhea and occasionally a flare -up of pre-existing eczema. Anemia and failure to gain weight/height could indicate coeliac syndrome. ...Read more
Can I give my baby oatmeal cereal instead of rice cereal when she's 4 month old? I read rice cereal contains arsenic and it can harm my baby.
Start at 6 months: Start solids at 6 months of age. Rice cereal contains arsenic. Wise to use fortified oatmeal instead of rice cereal. More about arsenic and rice cereal. Http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/blog/fda-warns-parents-about-arsenic-in-rice-cereal-201604059473 More about why rice cereal is not a good first food. Https://www. Drgreene. Com/whiteout-faq/ ...Read more
Just started my colic 5month old baby gerber oatmeal cereal, how do I know if she is allergic to the meal cos she is still colic and am confused?
Baby 5 months has had barely, rice and oatmeal cereal and a bit of chicken puree. I make my own baby food and was going to start with carrots advice?
Unnecessary: 50 years ago infants were fed solids early & frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice & do not add to the child's nutrition. Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades & baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more
Whate are the differences between rice and oatmeal cereals? Is there a benefit to more one than the other?
Whenever I eat dinner I am bloated with excessive air - I eat quickly and often don't chew thoroughly, but I wonder if I am intolerant to some types of foods? This really doesn't occur with breakfast or lunch, oddly, but I only have oatmeal or cereal
Bloating: When you eat fast you do not chew properly and you also swallow a lot of air. I would first try to eat slowly and chew your food. See if that changes things. Also avoid gassy foods like cauliflower, beans, chic peas etc.. ...Read more
Are frosted mini wheats and raisin bran healthy cold cereals I know oatmeal is best but it seems to cause digestion problems with my system?
I have to cut on carbs. Can I have quaker oatmeal and cereal drink instead of whitebread? . im 33.3weks preg. Pls help?
Depends on amount: I'm not sure what you mean by saying, "I have to CUT on carbs" since both oatmeal & cereal drink are going to have carbs as well. If you mean actual # OF CALORIES then, you must know the comparison between a slice of white bread & the other items. If you mean # calories FROM carbs then, again same thing. Wheat or Whole grain better is better than white to start. In the end depends on amounts. ...Read more