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Caring for Infants (0-1 yrs) Questions

My son is born on 13th Aug. Now can I give him home made baby food.Please suggest me something.

Dr. U.R.Udhaya Chandra Jawahar 89% (69 ratings)
M.Phil - Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath,
My son is born on 13th Aug. Now can I give him home made baby food.Please suggest me something.
Hi, you can give baby food after 120days from August 13th. Till then only liquids like dhal boiled water, vegetables boiled water,orange juice each about a table spoon. If mothers milk is there ,then no need of any such supplements till 6months.Good luck. take care.
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Tell me in detail that what kind of foods can I give to my baby after 6 months if my baby takes these foods well?

Dr. Shripad Kulkarni 93% (818 ratings)
M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Tell me in detail that what kind of foods can I give to my baby after 6 months if my baby takes these foods well?
All that you eat at home in thin, liquid form. Don't forget to take the child for meals along with family and let her see that how you eat.
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My son is 3 months old and have some noise in chest as if he not able to breath what may be reason blocked nose or cold, what to do, because of tat he is not drinking milk from gonn sticking to formula please help.

Dr. Santosh Jaiswal 87% (38 ratings)
DHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
My son is 3 months old and have some noise in chest as if he not able to breath what may be reason blocked nose or co...
You Son immunity power is decrease. His Defense power is lower side not able to fight with environment. He need homeopathy Medication which will improve his immunity level.
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I have a newborn baby of one day which TLC is 24700 and random sugar is 31. Now my baby is admitted in NICU by a doctor and the doctor is saying that he will take minimum 7 days to recover. Now I want to know that is it a critical situation or normal. Now I want suggestions from your side. Thank you.

Dr. Pravakar Mishra 85% (10 ratings)
MD, MBBS, FACEE PEM, Fellowship in Neonatology & NICU
Pediatrician, Cuttack
I have a newborn baby of one day which TLC is 24700 and random sugar is 31.
Now my baby is admitted in NICU by a doct...
Hypoglycemia in Newborn is a medical emergency. It needs close monitoring and prompt treatment. Any delay in detection & appropriate therapy can have serious sequelae lifelong as it is a treatable cause of mental retardation. Associated conditions like Sepsis are to be investigated and treated. A baby with Neonatal Hypoglycemia is a high-risk baby and needs long-term follow-up for neurodevelopmental disorders.
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My 5 week old son have not pass the stool from last three days. What should I give him. He is on breast feed and nan1 milk twice a day. Should I give him glycerine suppository.

Dr. Shyama Nivas 90% (202 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Patna
My 5 week old son have not pass the stool from last three days. What should I give him. He is on breast feed and nan1...
Small infants may pass stool every 3 to 4 days. Its normal. As they are taking only liquid that is milk. But if baby is feeling discomfort or there is abdominal fullness, consult a pediatrician. As there are many other severe conditions where suppository may worsen the condition.
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Hi doctors, My little baby has completed 7 months and now 8 month is running. I've started to give him little bit solid food along with the cow milk. But some of my Superiors are not allowing me to give him solid food. The are telling that it's not the proper time. After 1 year I should start the solid food. Explain me why should I start solid food after 6 months so that I can convince them by showing your explanation. Moreover tell me too much cow milk is beneficial for my baby? Thanks.

Dt. Charmi Gala 88% (10 ratings)
BSc - Dietitics / Nutrition, PG Diploma In Dietitics & Hospital Food Service
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi doctors, My little baby has completed 7 months and now 8 month is running. I've started to give him little bit sol...
Weaning towards solid foods is individualistic. Semisolids are gradually introduced from 6 month onward or once the baby starts showing swallowing actions. One needs to check how comfortable is baby in swallowing. Food in semisolid form like chapati dipped and soften in dal or soup is recommended, soft small cut fruit is ok. Try foods that baby can eat comfortable. Avoid crispy and hard foods as they having risk of choking the baby.
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Hi my baby is 54 days old. So I have doubt that when I should start to give cerelac to her.

Dr. Shripad Kulkarni 93% (818 ratings)
M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Hi my baby is 54 days old. So I have doubt that when I should start to give cerelac to her.
Give exclusive breastfeeding for six months. After that start giving her home food, mashed and made thin so that child can swallow. I prefer home food over commercially available weaning foods.
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My 1 month old son passes stool 2-3 times a day. 2 days back I gave him mugli gutti. After that its been 2 days he have pass the stool. He is passing allot of gas. He is cranky some time. Please advice.

Dr. Ajay Choksey 91% (101 ratings)
MD-General Medicine, D.M, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
My 1 month old son passes stool 2-3 times a day. 2 days back I gave him mugli gutti. After that its been 2 days he ha...
Infants regularly pass stool 2-3 times a day. It is normal, please don’t give any thing for it, just keep breast feeding the baby.
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Hi, My baby is 54 days old. So I have doubt that whether I can give biscuit to her. Please advice what should we do?

Dt. Steffi J Jerlin 88% (23 ratings)
M. Phil. Food and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
Hi,  My baby is 54 days old. So I have doubt that whether I can give biscuit to her. Please advice what should we do?
Hello lybrate-user, strictly no biscuits for your baby or anything else, not even water for 6 months. It should be exclusive breastmilk. This will increase your baby's immunity, cognitive abilities and much more. Hope this helps. Wishing good health for your baby.
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To the respected doctors, My little baby has completed 7 months and now 8 month is running. I've started to give him little bit solid food along with the cow milk. But some of my Superiors are not allowing me to give him solid food. The are telling that it's not the proper time. After 1 year I should start the solid food. Explain me why should I start solid food after 6 months so that I can convince them by showing your explanation. Moreover tell me too much cow milk is beneficial for my baby? Thanks.

Dt. Riyaz Khan 93% (2246 ratings)
Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
To the respected doctors, My little baby has completed 7 months and now 8 month is running. I've started to give him ...
A baby is ready to take solid food supplements after 6 months. These can be simple soft mashed food, banana etc. It will help in his growth since a variety of nutrients will be available to him. Cow milk / diluted buffalo milk, can be given. Will help in calcium buildup.
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