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  1. Re: Introducing solids - do I need to feed extra water?

    The AAP recommends that breastfed babies don't NEED any supplementary fluids, even in very hot conditions (as long as Mom is hydrated and nursing frequently, of course). But if you want to get your...
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    Re: dairy products

    There is always a lot of confusion about introducing milk/dairy products into a baby's diet. The problem is that some parents take the term "introducing milk" to mean switching to cow's milk instead...
  3. Re: "What to Expect.." book and its comments on iron

    New research shows that bf babies don't need additional iron because the iron in breastmilk is so easily absorbed. The breastmilk proteins responsible for delivering the iron to your baby can become...
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    Re: finger foods?

    To get around the "slippery finger food" problem, try rolling the banana (or whatever) in the dust - i.e. fine crumbs - from a cereal packet. It really helps your baby get a grip!
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    Re: Introducing other types of veg

    When we lived in the UK, mine loved swede (rutabaga) mixed with carrot. But the all-time favourite for my children has been parsnips and green beans, probably because it's fairly sweet! You can also...
  6. Re: Getting pressure to start 3mo on rice cereal soon

    The World Health Organisation advises exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first 6 months and the following link, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, explains in detail the benefits of...
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    Re: Questioning solids at 7.5 months

    The iron in breastmilk is very easily absorbed by baby thanks to specialised proteins contained in the breastmilk. Recent studies have shown that an exclusively breastfed baby does not need...
  8. Temas: Only Avacado

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    Re: Only Avacado

    Is she finger-feeding (self-feeding), or are you feeding her from a spoon? If she's spoon fed, you might find she's more inclined to eat different foods if you allow her to feed herself - after all,...
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    Re: 13 month old wants only cereal

    It could be discomfort from teething that's causing this reluctance to eat - my babies all refused solids when they were teething, too. One thing they would eat, though, was yogurt - have you tried...
  10. Temas: Finger Foods

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    Re: Finger Foods

    Cubes of cooked sweet potato are good too - they have a lovely, soft texture that babies can "gum" (as opposed to "chew"!) quite easily.:)
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    Re: 2 questions!!!

    More and more parents are skipping rice cereal (which can be constipating) and starting off with fruit, or a vegetable such as sweet potato. The texture of sweet potato makes it a great first food -...
  12. Temas: Constipation

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    Re: Constipation

    At 6 months, you could try oats, barley, or a mixed grain cereal instead of rice - they are far less constipating.

    A good natural way of relieving baby constipation is massage - particularly if...
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    Re: Milk and wheat in baby food

    Wheat should be avoided for the first 6 months, but should be OK to introduce after that (with the consent of your baby's doctor and provided that there is no family history of wheat allergy). In...
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    Re: breastfeed or solids first?

    By this stage, I used to nurse my babies from one side, then give the solids, then finish off by nursing from the other side. This has always worked well for us.:)
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    Re: Scared to start solids...

    Another lovely first food is sweet potato. It's simple to prepare - you can just bake it whole in its skin, then mash the flesh. The texture is perfect and babies seem to love it!

    I agree with...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    I agree, one of my babies pooped like this - it's amazing how much can be stored in such a small body!! She also ate quite a bit at this stage too, as the previous post said, every child is...
  17. Temas: Is he ready?

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    Re: Is he ready?

    If he is otherwise satisfied, I'd hang on until he is at least 6 months of age - his digestive system is still quite immature at the moment and the risk of allergic reactions is higher before 6...
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