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When Is It Ok To Feed My Baby Cooked Crab
No: The aap recommends not introducing cow's milk to your infant until his/her 1st birthday. For the first year of life, the ideal liquid is breast milk. If your infant is not breast-feeding, using formula is recommended. Formula is iron and vitamin fortified, where cow's milk has no iron. The milk protein load in cow's milk is too high for infants and can upset their belly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rice cereal: When starting solid foods, the best first food would be the most hypoallergenic, baby whole grain rice cereal. You can follow this up with other whole grains like baby oatmeal cereal or mixed grains, then pureed vegetables and fruit (stage 1 baby foods). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 months: Most experts agree nowadays that the previously-held theories about limiting food exposure to babies to prevent food allergies were poppycock and actually caused more food allergies. That said, corn is a vegetable that would need to be mashed up to be given to a smaller infant, so it's not the best first food for a baby, but 6 months old should be a fine age to introduce it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Babies first foods: For the average baby with no issues solid foods are usually startede at 4-6 months. Baby cereals such as rice, oatmeal, barley fortified with rice are started first. I usually recommend veggies next since they are less sweet than fruits, then lastly meats stage one. New foods(one at a time) are given for 4days early in the day or at lunch time to make sure there are no reactions or allergies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No! babies who are bottle fed, for whatever reason, will thrive and do wonderfully in a healthy, loving environment. Do not feel "bad" about yourself or your decision. Seek support from those close to you, many mom's have found themselves feeling this way. Every day remember to appreciate how amazing and unique your baby is and what a privilege it is to be a mother. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Feed on demand: Early on it is best to feed on demand...Meaning feed the baby as often as the baby wants. Start very early however in establishing a bedtime routine. Bath, breast, bed. Bathe the baby, breastfeed and then immediately put the baby to bed. Lights out, people out of room, etc. It may take a while for your baby to get the message but if you stick with it the baby learns to fall asleep on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 months: I recommend that parents avoid yogurt as a baby food until after 8 months and limit volume to 3-4 ounces. Yogurt contains intact cow's milk protein which should be avoided in large quantities. But as a chid approaches her first birthday milk protein naturally becomes a component of their diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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