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Do not insist that your child eats a certain amount of solid food, or of anything else. The child will eat as much as they need. Keep offering your child solid food, but do not try to convince her to eat it. Have family meals. The child learns good eating habits from imitating the family members. Children learn by copying, and it helps if adults are eating ...


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I currently live in Japan. Needless to say, tea is extremely popular. Infants (9 months+) are sometimes given a certain type of tea called 麦茶, otherwise known as roasted barley tea. It is a caffeine free tea so it didn't make her jittery or keep her up and also has a few health benefits in the realm of bacterial resistance. This is the only tea we have given ...


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I would not give caffeinated tea (true tea) to an infant. Separate from the iron absorption issues (and it's not just iron; caffeine has a lot of negative effects on mineral and vitamin levels), the effect on mood is also significantly relevant to children. That said, if she is breastfed, and Mom's having any caffeine, then so is she. Small amounts ...


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Much of this likely comes from two places, one linked to a health reason, one linked to convenience. First, it was thought for a long time that grains were the correct first food to introduce to a child, then vegetables and fruit, then much later meats. Additionally, breastfed children need a source of iron at around six months. As such, cereals for ...


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You mentioned the spoon, but does she eat without it? My youngest (now 10 months old) never liked to be spoon fed. She'd allow it but much preferred to feed herself. This obviously depends on the dexterity of your baby's fingers, but if she can do it herself you may have better luck. Mine loves puffs, tiny pieces of turkey (her favorite), ham, cheese, ...


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Here is an example of what states are allowed to approve for WIC eligibility. States have their own standards as well. The following list provides the Federal requirements for WIC-eligible foods. USDA requirements for WIC-eligible foods can be found in 7 CFR Part 246.10. The page discusses infant formula, exempt infant formula, milks, cheese, fruit and ...


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Infants do not have strong immune systems. A quick perusal of an academic database yielded three articles within the first 10 hits that caused concern (search terms tea infants): Stojanović, M. M., Katić, V., & Kuzmanović, J. (2011). Isolation of Cronobacter sakazakii from different herbal teas. Vojnosanitetski Pregled: Military Medical & ...


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No, you need not boil the water, especially as your child is already nine months old. The recommendation to always boil is just to be extra safe in reducing bacteria content. Note that even very clean tap or bottled water is not sterile and neither is water that has been boiled for a few minutes. In general the recommendation to wash / boil everything you ...


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I used to boil a week's worth of various fruits and vegetables (no added salt), puree them individually, set a bit aside for the weekend, pour them in ice cube trays and put them in the freezer. Then we'd take them out as needed every weekday morning and add some oil, put it in a jar to defrost by lunchtime at daycare where they'd warm it up and feed it to ...


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One word: bananas. There are many different reasons why your baby will refuse solids at those ages - sometimes it is simply uncomfortable for them, it may be "false teething" (not sure if this is a thing with an actual name, but some kids show symptoms like teething months before teething starts), it could be strong tastes (did you change the way ...


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The advice at the hospital where I gave birth was that you let babys sleep unless they are underweight or have some other medical condition that makes it necessary to wake them. Healthy babys will let you know when they are hungry. Also, in my very limited experience, waking/feeding the baby on a schedule can get them so used to that schedule that they're ...


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I had a similar problem with my son, and the reason he loved it was because it's packed full of sweetness to make it drinkable for older kids. If you have ever tasted breast milk (or formula), it has very little sweetness to it; that is why your child will not want to take it anymore. I mixed little bits of PediaSure with formula for a week or so, to give ...


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By 8 months to 1 year, we were feeding both of our children what we ate - no difference. Obviously if you haven't gone through very many foods yet (and thus have allergy concerns), limit this to what you've tried already; we started solids around 4 months so by 8 months had hit all of the high notes there. What's nutritious for you is also nutritious for ...


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Here's the problem. Your doctor has recommended a particular solution. Anything we recommend would be a second opinion against their recommendation, and taking our advice over a doctor's would be... not good. The best thing to do is to overcome the fussiness. Either mix something you know your child likes into the mash, or instead of egg-yolks, make an ...


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Children under 3 can handle a lot of fat in the diet & need it more than us due to brain development. I have found that butter is a great way to add fat as you can often add it to nearly anything a given child might be willing to eat. Avocado is also very high in healthy fats if a child will eat it and coconut oil can be added to foods as well. If ...


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If this is very recent then don't ignore the possibility of discomfort. It's always worth examining gums and throat for soreness which will show up as an obvious reddening of the tissues. Look inside the mouth, check for obstructions and soreness. Depress the tongue with a smooth rounded back of a spoon or similar and check the back of the throat. Better ...


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Small steamed foods. Soft solids should be okay too. Nothing seasoned. Make sure the pieces are small enough to swallow whole since chewing is new if you haven't been doing solids foods before now. Small bits and keep it simple. Focus on fruits and veggies. My son would only eat fruits veggies rice and chicken for like for months. Pureed foods are still ...


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I've gone through the same exact case where I doubted Pediasure due to many negative information online. I tried to give my daughter another product but she ended up losing weight. I even went to see a nutritionist and I was suggested to give Pediasure again. Hence, personally I think it would be best to stick with it. Hope it helps.


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