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Should I introduce my baby to fruits or vegetables first?

Should I introduce my baby to fruits or vegetables first?

Yes: If vegies are introduced after fruit, babies are less eager in eating them than if they are introduced first. Babies who grow up in vegetable eating famlies-tend to eat vegetables. Mom and dad-eat your vegies! (the baby is watching.). ...Read more

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If i was allergic to milk as a baby and had to drink pre-digested milk will my baby be the same way because i want to breastfeed. ?

If i was allergic to milk as a baby and had to drink pre-digested milk will my baby be the same way because i want to breastfeed.
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Not necessarily: You should not assume your baby will be this way. In fact, if your baby is cow's milk sensitive/allergic, breastfeeding is the best way to go as long as you avoid dairy in this case. Watch the baby for signs of allergy like vomiting, bloody and mucousy diarrhea or bad eczema. ...Read more

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How I can feed my baby she is 6 months now? What would be her first meal and in which amounts I should feed her at once?

How I can feed my baby she is 6 months now? What would be her first meal and in which amounts I should feed her at once?

Feeding @ age 6 mths: At 6 months she could still breastfeed for another 6 months if you so desire but breast milk and formular are no longer adequate for her nutrition. You could start by replacing one of her milk feeds with rice cereal and then gradually increase the frequency of cereal feeds as tolerated. You may also gradually add a variety of cereals, pureed fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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When should I introduce whole milk to my baby?

When should I introduce whole milk to my baby?

12 mos: Babies can start whole milk at about 12 months of life. Though it's been traditionally recommended that only whole milk is appropriate, recent guidelines suggest low fat products are also fine for babies. ...Read more

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How should I introduce my baby to the bottle?

How should I introduce my baby to the bottle?

Try once a day: Introducing your expressed breast milk once a day is not a bad idea once nursing is well established. One good time of the day to try things out would be during a nighttime feeding. That may help to give you just a little break for a while. This is also a good opportunity for dad to get involved in the feeding/bonding experience with your newborn. ...Read more

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Which food should I avoid giving to my 12-month-old toddler?

Which food should I avoid giving to my 12-month-old toddler?

Choking hazards: There are no specific food groups or foods that you need to steer away from once your child has their first birthday. That being said, you do need to avoid foods that they can choke. Hot dogs are still number 1 choking hazard in toddlers, but so are things like chunks of raw veggies that they can't chew. Make sure things are cut up small, and child should be sitting to eat, not running around. ...Read more

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Is it true that baby should be introduced first to meat, then to fruits and vegetables when start solid?

Is it true that baby should be introduced first to meat, then to fruits and vegetables when start solid?

Mostly opinion: I give parents some structure to work with, but to my mind, there is no firm nutritional reason--mostly just opinions--to suggest any sequence is better than any other. It has nothing to do with taste, digestibility, allergy risk, etc. The main reason for solids is to teach your baby to handle them (orally), and demonstrate tolerance for a variety of foods. I suggest one new one every few days. ...Read more

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What are the first foods I should feed my baby?

What are the first foods I should feed my baby?

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 more

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What foods should I avoid during the time that i will be breastfeeding? I've been told that alcohol, jalapenos, and onion are a danger to the baby?

What foods should I avoid during the time that i will be breastfeeding? I've been told that alcohol, jalapenos, and onion are a danger to the baby?

Not dangerous!: "classic allergenic foods:" cow's milk; eggs; peanuts; tree nuts; wheat; soy; fish. Some breast-feeding women say that avoiding these items or other spicy/gassy foods, such as onions/cabbage, can help — but this hasn't been proved through research. If your baby becomes fussy or develops a rash, diarrhea or congestion soon after nursing, these signs could indicate a food allergy & need to avoid. ...Read more

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Hi every year I fly to new mexico to see family and I have a baby on the way he/she will be 4 month and I was wondering if it can hurt the baby at all?

Hi every year I fly to new mexico to see family and I have a baby on the way he/she will be 4 month and I was wondering if it can hurt the baby at all?

Not at all: Keep up her regular food and sleep schedule if possible, and try to fly after her second set of shots, usually at 4 months. She will be well protected. It is safest for her to fly strapped in a car seat, but the only way to be sure of that is to buy her a ticket, which not everyone can afford; instead, try to pick a flight which is not full and use the seat as your carryon. Use bottled water. ...Read more

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Should I be giving my baby fruit and vegetable juices if I am also formula-feeding him?

Should I be giving my baby fruit and vegetable juices if I am also formula-feeding him?

No: The answer is no.If breast-feeding is not possible, infant formulas contain all of the required nutrients needed by healthy infants. Juices have no nutritional value and should not be used.They provide unneccessary calories and will probably interfere with normal feeding.Occasionally pediatricians will use juice as a natural laxative for a constipated baby, but otherwise juice should not be used. ...Read more

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I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod

I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add  salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod

It's true!: No need to add additional salt to infant foods. She is getting her salt requirements through formula and baby food. Adding salt will only cause her to acquire a taste for it, which in the long run is unhealthy. Additionally, excess salt at this age could cause electrolyte imbalances in her small body, which can have serious consequences. ...Read more

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My 7month baby refuses to drink water and fresh juices and even milk from bottle is given to him when is in deep sleep. What can I do?

My 7month baby refuses to drink water and fresh juices and even milk from bottle is given to him when is in deep sleep. What can I do?

Stop trying: Babies should never be put down with a bottle. In the short term it teaches them bad habits and prevents normal settling into sleep.In the long term it sets them up for destroying their teeth as they emerge. If the kid is not up and alert, it should not be drinking. Sounds like baby knows enough to avoid this issue. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to walk as exercise my first month . I also love crawfish is it safe to eat in your first trimester ?been worried about miscarriag

Is it safe for me to walk as exercise my first month . I also love crawfish is it safe to eat in your first  trimester ?been worried  about miscarriag

Yes and no: Walking is fine. Would avoid raw fish definitely. Shell fish should be cooked, but are fine to eat. Miscarriages can be lowered in chance by avoiding heavy lifting, physical trauma, any recreational drugs, or certain medications that can be harmful to the fetus. Can find info at womenobgyn.com ...Read more

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When is the right time to start solids for babies. Any signs I should be aware of? My baby girl is 5 and a half months now.

When is the right time to start solids for babies. Any signs I should be aware of? My baby girl is 5 and a half months now.

Start of solids: The american academy of pediatrics recommends 6 months. A more flexible schedule is 3-6 months or 13-16 pounds, whichever comes first. ...Read more

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What to do if I had the dtap vaccine as a child in the late 1980's. now that I am a pregnant adult, do I need it again in order to protect my baby when it is born?

What to do if I had the dtap vaccine as a child in the late 1980's. now that I am a pregnant adult, do I need it again in order to protect my baby when it is born?

Tdap: In October 2012, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend that health care personnel should give Tdap during each pregnancy irrespective of the patient's prior history of receiving Tdap (or Td). To maximize the maternal antibody response and passive transfer to the infant, optimal timing for Tdap administration is between 27 and 36w gestation. Supported by AGOG. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby has silent reflux and i want to start him off with solids soon what type of veggies should I not feed him?

My 4 month old baby has silent reflux and i want to start him off with solids soon what type of veggies should I not feed him?

SOLID FOOD: Introduced at 4-6 months. Your child has mild gastro-esophageal reflux. Thickened/solid food will help him. Start with cereals, then jar food with fruits and vegetables. One new item in 1 week. Vegetables should be freshly cooked and strained or commercial jar food. Common are, potato, carrot, broccoli, zucchini, etc. There is no reflux related contraindication of any vegetable. ...Read more