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When Should I Start Feeding My Baby Oatmeal
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?
Brown is OK!: Baby poop is lots of different colors and can change from day to day for any baby. One day brown, one day yellow, one green. The worrisome colors are dark black after the first few days of life (cuz your first poop is blackish meconium), red poop or pure white poop. I suppose purple would be weird too! as his digestive tract matures, consistency will also vary. And yes, baby poop stinks! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When starting baby on cereal does it matter if I use rice or oatmeal? What is the difference for the baby?
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?
Carrots: By all means start the child on carrots and other vegetables as well ...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?
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