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Why Do People Eats Baby Powder
See below: Spoiling has consequences that go beyond the immediate trouble of managing an unruly, spoiled child. It sets up patterns that can last a lifetime. Spoiled kids have not learned to work for something that they really want. There is no work ethic- no lesson to really strive for something. They get what they want through manipulation, they develop a dysfunctional way of relating to people-parents. ...Read more
My 11 month baby lately doesn't want to eat her baby food or sokids only thr bottle, she is active like always whar can I do to make her eat please?
Food battles: Present her with a few options of foods and different colors tastes and textures before the bottle. Leave it there 15 min and let her explore. No food battles or coercing. It may tske you up to 10 times to introduce a food before she will try it so be patient. ...Read more
Eating: Your child may be teeting and therefore doesnt want solids, but dont encourage her by pushing milk and water. She needs calories which can only be gotten from solids even if you have to puree the dolids for now. ...Read more
My baby will eat all kinds of finger foods, but he won't eat baby cereal. Will he be missing some nutrients?
No clue: Your best bet on finding out is to write down everything that is going on, what you have tried, and take it in with you to a scheduled visit. A good history, exam and testing if appropriate can define the issue. ...Read more
Around 6 months: Short answer: when an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, has doubled his birth weight, & can push the food from the spoon to his throat.However, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition till about 6 months & continuing till 12 months. See "nutrition:what every parent needs to know" on www.Aap.Org. ...Read more
How do you know if your baby is lactose intolarant I have changed formulas and she spits up more than most babies
Doubt it: Most spitters have exaggerated reflux.This usually worsens until about 4 months before starting to improve.Formula changes seldom help.True lactose intolerance affects few newborns but can occur transiently after a bad diarrhea.Acidic watery stools are a common finding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3mos baby usually drink breastmilk + formula,but lately he reject formula. I dont think my breastmilk is adequate but why my baby still fat??
I hav 1.3yrs old baby boy,he doesn't eat anything n is just 9.5 kgs.was formula fed.what can I do to make him eat n increase his weight?really worried
Toddlers diet : You need to see his doctor to check his growth and to look for any illness ...Read more
Define hunger: By 3.5 months a kid can get its fingers in its mouth and satisfy its pleasure of touching the lips by sucking fingers constantly.That is not hunger, that is fun.They will often take extra feed if offered, but if you kid is growing well without solids, they are not needed. A pacifier would be a better investment for many. Hunger= empty stomach, not wanting to suck a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Formed stool is norm: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. If your problem resolves with concomittant use of lactase enzyme when eating the same milk products (that cause gas & diarrhea in the absence of lactase) then lactose intolerance is likely. More elegant lactose intolerance testing is available too. ...Read more
My 2 year old boy does not like healthy food, he goes more for sweet thing and salty what do I do so he can eat healthy?
He is normal: He is also 2 years old and under your direction. Do not offer or have the "unhealthy" foods available. He will eat what you serve if you persevere. Toddlers can be stubborn and he may choose not to eat for a few days while he gets hungry and refuses to eat the healthy food that you provide. He can get his "sweet" fix from natural foods like fruits (grapes, etc). ...Read more
My 9 month old son will not eat any meat. What can we do about it? We have tried premade and homemade. He loves veggies and fruit.
Be patient: If you sit him up at the table & he sees you enjoy foods he will eventually decide to try them. He doesn't need meats at that age anyway & most baby food meats are gross.You may need to gently offer a food 2 dozen times before a kid decides to try it. ...Read more
Why my baby toenail breaks ? Knowing that breastfed only one year old and he eat well and doesn't want to drink milk thank you
Milk: Toenail breaks in an infant usually normal. A one year old does not need to drink milk if he is eating other dairy products. ...Read more
Spitty babies: The bottom line here is in the numbers. The newborn and young infant should gain about an ounce a day (some more, some less based on birth factors). If your baby is meeting those weight gain goals, you can rest assured that enough is staying down despite the spit up. If your baby is not, or if s/he is experiencing pain associated with feeding or spit up, be sure to talk with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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