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When and how to feed solid food to baby?

When and how to feed solid food to baby?

Guidelines: When an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, is taking > 32 oz. Of formula/day or nursing > 8-10 times/day, & is 4-6 months of age. Use single-ingredient baby foods, don't start with the sweet stuff. Blend " people food ", especially if you can hold off till 6 months. A beaba works well, but is expensive. If baby spits food back out, the meal is over. ...Read more

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When to feed solid food to baby with no teeth?

When to feed solid food to baby with no teeth?

Ask Pediatrician: Follow your pediatrician's advice. Remember, even when 1st baby teeth erupt child still can't chew, only bite. Your pediatrician will have specific recommendations for you to follow. ...Read more

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When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

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. ...Read more

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When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

Delay until 6mo: Solid foods were once used to make up for deficiencies in home made milk formula used in the 50's to 80's.A return to breast FDG & modern formulas changed the value of solids from nutrition, to a pathway to teach baby to eat & transition to table foods.Waiting until 6m allows baby to sit & participate in a feeding, much as the will when older.Start with a few tablespoons as a paste. ...Read more

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When to give a baby baby food and solids?

When to give a baby baby food and solids?

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. ...Read more

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When to start solid food for baby if breastfeeding?

When to start solid food for baby if breastfeeding?

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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When to feed solids to baby on a trip?

When to feed solids to baby on a trip?

Same.: Same schedule as at home. Over a few days one can slowly adjust to a change in the time, if needed. ...Read more

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Which homemade food to use when introducing a baby to solid foods?

Which homemade food to use when introducing a baby to solid foods?

Homemade food: After cereal the next food to introduce is vegetables. Puréed Carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans and peas are all possibilities. Use guidelines from the American Academy of Paediatrics. All the best. ...Read more

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When baby needs solid food in what month?If the baby eat breastmilk and formula ?Please send me table of baby food

When baby needs solid food in what month?If the baby eat  breastmilk and formula ?Please send me table of baby food

Cereal introduction: It is generally recommended: rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and juices with a cup at 6 months, meats and finger foods at 9 months, table foods and whole milk at 1 year. Have fun! ...Read more

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When to feed cereal to baby. Want to try white rice?

When to feed cereal to baby. Want to try white rice?

4-6 months: The aap recommends solids being started by spoon no earlier than 4 months. I know of 2 exceptions. Some experts recommend cereal to thicken the milk for babies with acid reflux disease ( gerd ). And rarely some babies who are being fed too much formula seem to benefit from cereal earlier. Very, very few babies need cereal to sleep thru the night! that thought is generally and old wive's tale. ...Read more

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When should you start to feed a baby some baby food?

When should you start to feed a baby some baby food?

4 to 6 months: Most pediatricians recommend starting solid foods between four and six months. Starting too soon or waiting to long may increase risk of allergies. The child should be able to sit with support. He or she should have good head/neck control. ...Read more

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When can you start feeding solid foods to an infant?

When can you start feeding solid foods to an infant?

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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When's the right time to start feeding a baby solid foods?

When's the right time to start feeding a baby solid foods?

By ages 4 months to 6 months, most babies are ready to begin eating solid foods as a complement to breast-feeding or formula-feeding: What's so magic about ages 4 months to 6 months? It's around this time that babies typically stop using their tongues to push food out of their mouths and begin to develop the coordination to move solid food from the front of the mouth to the back for swallowing. Keep in mind that waiting until age 6 months before introducing solid foods to babies who are exclusively breast-fed can help ensure that they get the full health benefits of breast-feeding. Starting solids too early — before age 4 months — might: Pose a risk of aspiration — sucking food into the airway, Cause a baby to get too much or not enough calories or nutrients, Increase a baby's risk of obesity. Also, starting solids before age 4 months hasn't been shown to help babies sleep better at night. Starting solids too late — after age 6 months — poses another set of issues. Waiting too long might: Slow a baby's growth, Cause iron deficiency in breast-fed babies, Delay oral motor function, Cause an aversion to solid foods. Postponing solids — including highly allergenic foods — past 4 to 6 months of age also hasn't been shown to prevent asthma, hay fever, eczema or food allergies. In addition to age, look for other signs that your baby is ready for solid foods. Can your baby hold his or her head in a steady, upright position? Can your baby sit with support? If you answer yes to these questions and you have the OK from your baby's doctor, you can begin supplementing your baby's liquid diet. . ...Read more

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Which solid foods are safe to feed my baby?

Which solid foods are safe to feed my baby?

Pureed: Any pureed vegetable, fruits with no skin or seeds, and pureed protein sourse (soy, etc). ...Read more

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When to feed a baby solids and what is best?

When to feed a baby solids and what is best?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk. 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.Rice cereal to start. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food i feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?

What does it mean when i feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food i feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?

Keep feeding...: As long as your baby is eating the food, the 'sour face' may not mean that he doesn't like it. Also consider the temperature of the food. ...Read more

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Which solids are safe to feed my baby?

Which solids are safe to feed my baby?

All of them: Generally infants can start with solids (cereal) anytime after 4 months of age. Then moving onto vegetables and fruit as they get better at their feeding skill. Meats and other foods at around 6 months and up (closer to 9 months) and then puffs/finger foods at 9 mo and up. I generally wait for around 12 mo for other solids and 3 yrs for nut product/shellfish depending on family allergy history. ...Read more

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When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

Not necessary early: During the 50's & 60's when moms made their own cow milk based formula, it was important to feed solids to make up for the deficiencies of cow milk.Today the breast or commercial formula fed babies need no solids the first year. We have a need to teach them the different skills needed to feed solids & most are ready @ 6m when they start sitting with assistance. This is a good time to start. ...Read more

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When to give baby baby food that is home made?

When to give baby baby food that is home made?

Six months: It is generally safe to introduce normal foods to a six month old baby, provided s/he does not have a known illness that would require special diet. ...Read more

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Is it okay to feed 8 months baby whole milk and start feeding him solids ?

Is it okay to feed 8 months baby whole milk and start feeding him solids ?

Baby: 8 month olds can have solid foods. Full info on how to introduce solids is too long for a Heathtap response. Here is info from the AAP https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/Switching-To-Solid-Foods.aspx --- you should not introduce whole milk yet. You should have a 9month check up soon with your pediatrician. Make sure to go over these ?'s with them. ...Read more

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