I hae a 12 month old daughter. Her pediatrician is very concerned taht she is not growing. He requrested I give her antihistimine before bed to increase her appetite....

I have a 12-month-old daughter. She was 6 weeks premature and weighed 5 lb. 8oz. She has been very healthy her first year and had good weight gain the first 6 months. The second 6 months she has only gained 2 1/2 pounds. At her one year check up she weighed 18 lbs. 13...

I would like to give my son’s daycare a complete list of foods that he can eat without having to take his Lactaid pills.

I have seen the doctor in regards to this, but there was no "real" advice given to help me help my son's daycare! That is my real main concern. Fortunately, my son does take his Lactaid pills, but I would like to be able to give his daycare a complete list of foods that...

My baby is 10 months old. The doctor said not to start meat until the baby is a year old. Why?

My baby is almost 10 months. She went in for her 9-month checkup and the doctor asked what she was eating now. I said that she is eating stage 2 baby food plus her formula (Also). The doctor said not to start meat until the baby is a year old. Can you help me...

My baby is 3 months and drinking two 8 ounce bottles every 4 hours. Would it be better if he ate a little cereal and formula?

My baby has just turned 3 months and is eating 2 - 8 oz. bottles of formula every 3.5 to 4 hours. He is growing like a weed - he's not very fat, just big and strong. My pediatrician said that he should eat as much and as often as he would like. I...

My son’s pediatrician told me I could start increasing his diet with single foods. I am not sure what is best.

I have a seven-month-old son who has been eating cereal since he was about four months. Vegetables and fruit juice (apple only) since he was about five months all based on doctor's advice. He is in the 95th percentile in both weight and height so his size is not a question, but he still...

I have concern about the question on honey.

I enjoyed your page and I particularly found the Ask the Dietitian section informative. However, I have a concern about the question on honey. You might want to consider adding a bit about not giving honey to infants (on pacifiers, bottle nipples etc.) as honey is rarely if ever, sterilized and Clostridium Botulism spores...

My pediatrician told me to use Isomil on our 4-month-old boy. He is on the Prosobee

My pediatrician told me to use Isomil on our 4-month-old boy. He is on the Prosobee Mead Johnson product now. My question is how different are these two products? My kid has a problem with gas in the middle of the night, which wakes him up screaming from a deep sleep. What suggestions could you...

I have a little guy that has diarrhea. The doctor told me to give him clear liquids, applesauce and banana.

I have a little guy that has had diarrhea for a few days. I brought him to the doctor and he didn't prescribe any medication. He's 16 months old and the doctor told me to give him clear liquids, applesauce, and banana. What else can he have? I would suggest you follow your doctor's advice...

I breastfed my daughter until she was 6 months old. Then 2% milk, but she had bad cramps and diarrhea.

I breastfed my daughter until she was six months old. Then I switched her to 2% milk. She had bad cramps and diarrhea. Her doctor did lots of tests on her after she was taken off milk. He also gave her a calcium supplement. She was four years old last summer and can now...

My granddaughter is 6 months old and my daughter is just nursing her. Shouldn’t my daughter be feeding her cereal or something?

My granddaughter is six months old and my daughter is still just nursing her. The baby looks healthy, but shouldn't my daughter be feeding her cereal or something else? No, breast milk or infant formula is sufficient for most babies as the sole source of nutrition for the first four to six months according to...

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