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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 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 should I start giving my baby solid foods?

When should I start giving my baby solid foods?

4 months: Typically infants can start solids at 4 months old. This includes stage 1 and 2 baby foods, dry powdered cereals or homemade purees. The order you introduce new foods is not important as long as you wait 2-3 days between new foods. No honey under 1 year old. ...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 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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How early should I start giving my baby rice cereal?

How early should I start giving my baby rice cereal?

Cereal introduction: It is generally recommended that 4 month olds be started on one to two tablespoons of wet plain rice cereal once or twice a day with a spoon. Once you are sure that constipation is not developing, the amount and frequency of these meals can be gradually increased. ...Read more

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When should I start decreasing my baby's naps?

When should I start decreasing my baby's naps?

Between 2/3 years : Usually between 2-3 years old but it depends on each child and your schedule. Sometime you will need the child to nap. There is no fast rule at all. ...Read more

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When should I start my baby on solid food?

When should I start my baby on solid food?

4 months of age: In general, i give my patients the green light to start solid foods when their baby reaches 4 months. Keep in mind that some babies, especially preemies, may not be developmentally ready for this. By solid foods I am referring to jar baby foods, or foods that you will puree yourself at home. A food should be introduced and given for a minimum of 3 days to watch for allergies. ...Read more

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When should I stop feeding my baby at night?

When should I stop feeding my baby at night?

Baby feeding night: It varies from baby to baby and if they are breast fed or on formula.It can be anywhere from 6 months in some babies to 1 year. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby water?

When can I start giving my baby water?

Need more info: How old baby is and any medical problems would be helpful, since hydration is important. ...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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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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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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Just started my 5month old baby gerber oatmeal, should I give her water after the meal or breast milk?

Just started my 5month old baby gerber oatmeal, should I give her water after the meal or breast milk?

Breast milk: Breast milk is the best. Baby doesn't need any extra water at this age, but can be a method to introduce your child to the cup. I'm so glad to hear that you are breast feeding. This is the perfect food for your baby. We pediatricians recommend breast milk for the first 12 months of age, at a minimum. ...Read more

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When should I plan to start my baby on solids?

When should I plan to start my baby on solids?

4-7 months: It is important to start when your baby is excited and interested in food. Breastfed babies are already getting optimal nutrition with a range of flavors and really need very little in the way of solid food before 6 months. Formula fed babies are already getting a one flavor, processed food and may benefit from earlier introduction of solids. Aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding for one year. ...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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My baby girl is 50 days now and im only breaat feeding her, what if I don't burp her after each time she feeds? And when can I start giving her water?

My baby girl is 50 days now and im only breaat feeding her, what if I don't burp her after each time she feeds? And when can I start giving her water?

Breastfeeding: It is not unusual for a breastfed baby not to burp at each feeding. If your baby is having hard stools, you may start giving an ounce of water once or twice a day until tyhe stools become soft.. ...Read more

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Why does my baby start to cry when I close my baby's diaper tabs?

Why does my baby start to cry when I close my baby's diaper tabs?

Likes Being naked: It is important to make sure the diaper is not too tight or rubbing the inner thighs or along the hips. Some babies really do not like being clothed and others love it. . If the diapers are not too tight, and no rash issues, and baby quits crying after a little bit, it is most likely (s)he doesn't like being in diapers and will adjust with time. ...Read more

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When should I start giving my child tummy time?

When should I start giving my child tummy time?

Yes: Very brief, closely observed tummy time is acceptable from day 1 -- in fact, doctors look at newborns lying on their tummies all the time to assess head control and other things not visible from the front. The secret, of course, is (1) never leave them alone like that, (2) turn them over immediately when they appear tired or unhappy, and (3) never leave them alone lying on their tummy. ...Read more

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I am exclusively breastfeeding my 6month old baby, and now i want to switch to formula feeding. But everytime i offer her a bottle she fusse?

I am exclusively breastfeeding my 6month old baby, and now i want to switch to formula feeding. But everytime i offer her a bottle she fusse?

Have someone help: In the beginning of a switch, if baby can smell you she is unlikely to take a bottle. Have dad or a friend offer the bottle & leave the area. She may fuss from separation anxiety, but if she is hungry, she should tale a bottle from them. After a while she should be willing to take one from you. ...Read more

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