12 Infant Nutrition Do's & Don'ts | Baby Development

12 Infant Nutrition Do's & Don'ts | Baby Development



all babies are drinking either breast milk or infant formula exclusively until four months of age we do not recommend starting solid foods before four months of age ideally a breastfed infant will not start solid foods until six months of age some formula-fed babies do start cereals at four months of age we recommend starting with a rice cereal and then trying an oatmeal cereal and then a baby can progress to fruits and vegetables there's not many do's and dont's babies can have most fruits and vegetables at six months infants who are breastfed usually start eating solids or their solid schedule is a little bit delayed compared to a formula fed baby but they're doing the same pattern we recommend fruits and vegetables stage ones that are blended if you make it at home and has to be very soupy and blended at six months of age babies can also do blended meats depending on the parents so you can do beef chicken turkey veal lamb those are all very hypoallergenic foods as long as they're blended and mashed for the baby we do not recommend giving fish to babies this age because there can be bones in the fish and also fishes are more allergic food so I like to start fish like a white flaky fish around nine months of age and it has to be very mashed to make sure that there's no bones in the fish babies cannot have honey until aged one babies cannot have any kind of peanut or choking nut until age three because they can swallow it whole and aspirate it into their lung there's a very large range of literature regarding food allergies and babies so some pediatricians say ah just give the baby everything eggs milk products like yogurt and cheese from six months there's no studies that show that delaying these foods will prevent food allergies and some pediatricians still like to stage the introduction of more allergic foods like to wait with yogurt and cheeses till eight and nine months of age and start eggs after nine months of age some pediatricians recommend separating and giving the egg yolk first at nine months and then a week later try the egg white and once you know your baby's not allergic to the egg white and the egg yolk then you can give the whole egg all together some pediatricians don't like to introduce peanut or nut flavor until after one or two years I personally if you don't have a family history of food allergies I don't mind starting not flavoring before one year of age as long as there's no nuts in the food if I see that baby's had signs of atopic dermatitis which is eczema or rashes or been a sensitive child I might individually design a schedule for that family to delay highly allergic foods to be introduced later on every pediatrician is different every family is different every culture is different so it's really important to discuss this with your pediatrician and find out what the best pattern is for your child

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  1. This is out of date information regarding the introduction of allergens. For example, my 5 month old has an egg allergy and our pediatric allergist has us already introducing peanut butter early and often in order to prevent the development of a peanut allergy. If you baby may possibly have allergies it’s best to speak to a pediatric allergist who is up to date on the literature because he or she will know best.

  2. Meat, chicken, turkey, veal, etc…. it’s not healthy to give. First of all all these meats are packed with antibiotics and hormonas. And secondly, if adults can’t digest meat efficiently, why would a 4-6 month baby digest it better? Whenever a pediatrician suggests theses foods to my kids, I change doc. It’s time all pediatricians stop pretending they know about nutrition and should stick to basic health treatments.

  3. Having a baby is stressful so many rules I’m just tired never never having a baby again I’m if you are reading this and you don’t have babies stay away from them get on

  4. I disagree about honey
    I add honey to my sons caraway tea for taste and it’s stopped his Colic straight away I was giving 3oz oh yes at 4 months

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  6. Never ever give your child any animal products, no milk, no egg, no meat, no fish, if you really care about your child and don't eat it while pregnant, it both harms you and your child with all the pesticides, harmful chemicals and cholesterol in it. If you don't believe me then watch this documentary and it will change your view on these foods, this documentary talkes about these foods and why its so terribly bad for us to eat and how it effects our children http://watchdocumentaries.com/what-the-health/

  7. My baby has rice cereal at 3 Months. I make his baby food and he is exclusively breastfeed! He is doing fine so blah blah

  8. My baby is breastfed, he started solids at 3.5 months. We gave him bananas to starts. He's now about to be 7 months and eats cereals, chicken ( not a big fan), and all sorts of fruits and veggies.

  9. hi ,I give. him all nuts .he is 2 yrs boy.When I can give milk in morning or evening?? Can I give milk shake with banana ,apple ,pear ?? is there any chance of accidity having fruit milk shake ? please suggest..

  10. yummy yogert made me mad .my baby is 8 month old he had just 5 spoon not full too .the next day he had cold runny nose slight fever .again iam not going to try that .

  11. all these studies blah blah blah my baby is 4 weeks and I put rive cereal in her bottle she loves it and she's healthy

  12. my baby is four months and breastfed. his night feedings started to increase and the doctor recommended rice cereal and then solid foods. he doesn't really like the rice cereal but he took to the bananas we started just fine. we started bananas about 2-3 weeks after the cereal? he will be 5 months next week. every baby is different

  13. I have no history of allergy in my family and i gave my baby a bit of egg white at 11 months of age and he reacted with rashes all over his face. My pediatrician asked me to stop feeding him eggs until he reached 24 months. Now he is 4 and eats eggs very well. Each baby is different but i prefer to wait rather than be sorry.

  14. i give my baby egg yolk for breakfast.. i also give him peanut butter and honey.. delayed exposure to nuts carry more chances of nut allergies.. i used to give my baby v tiny amounts when he was 5 months and gradually increased… hes 7 months now healthy and kicking

  15. I have history of allergy in my family so I am concerned what is the best time for weaning.. ,from the 4 months or from the 6 months of age

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