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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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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.

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

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Is aveeno (oatmeal) baby lavender scented lotion safe for babies? Heard it could cause hormone issues ?

Is aveeno (oatmeal) baby lavender scented lotion safe for babies? Heard it could cause hormone issues ?

No hormone issues: IT does not cause any hormone problems. Occasionally the scenting can cause some local irritation, especially in very young infants. The trick at that point is to go unscented. Is a very nice moisturizer. ...Read more

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Infant constipation. We have tried prune juice oatmeal and soy milk and nothing is working. Can we use a stool softener and what foods to avoid. ?

Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them.Prune or apple juice(regular adult, not dilute baby) given in amounts of 1-2 ounces 1-2 x/day for a minimum of 3 days will usually loosen a kid.Good luck. ...Read more

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My 11mnth old has had baby oatmeal for a while now. When can I give her real old fashioned or steele cut oatmeal?

My 11mnth old has had baby oatmeal for a while now. When can I give her real old fashioned or steele cut oatmeal?

1 YO: Usually at 1 year old, you can start to slowly introduce small quantities of real foods that are soft in consistency like oatmeal. Follow-up with your pediatrician at her 1 yo visit to discuss in more detail. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a baby be allergic to oatmeal even though he just started on it?

Can a baby be allergic to oatmeal even though he just started on it?

Sure: But what symptoms are you talking about? Allergies are things such as runny eyes or nose, sneezing, hives etc. If we are talking about stomach upset, more likely an intolerance, which is a different body chemistry. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

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

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