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My 8-month old baby stopped accepting solid food

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 ...
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Giving tea to infants

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 ...
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Giving tea to infants

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 ...
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Why grain/cereal mash + fruits for infants?

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 ...
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My 8-month old baby stopped accepting solid food

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 ...
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Should I wake my infant to feed?

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 ...
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WIC - Why aren't all jars of baby food WIC approved?

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. ...
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Giving tea to infants

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., ...
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Is it necessary to boil the water for baby formula in Switzerland?

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 ...
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Best homemade nutritional babyfood for an infant in the 8 months to 1 year range?

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 ...
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My 8-month old baby stopped accepting solid food

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 ...
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Is PediaSure okay for toddlers and if not how to get them off it?

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 ...
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Best homemade nutritional babyfood for an infant in the 8 months to 1 year range?

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 ...
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How to gain weight for one year infant

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... ...
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Is PediaSure okay for toddlers and if not how to get them off it?

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 ...
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My 8-month old baby stopped accepting solid food

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 ...
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What are some good food options for a one year-old?

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. ...
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Is PediaSure okay for toddlers and if not how to get them off it?

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 ...
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