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Common Preemie Questions

When is it safe to start solids?

Typically 4-6 months after the due date. Please see the webinar recording “Starting solids” (insert link) on how to introduce new foods.

How do you know if your baby has an allergic reaction to food?

Your baby will exhibit allergic reaction usually after the 2nd introduction of the food such as skin rash, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea or problems breathing. Stop feeding immediately!

Why is it important to administer iron and vitamin supplements to preemie babies?

80% of a baby’ iron, calcium and phosphorus stores are accreted in the third trimester. Consult your pediatrician and dietitian with the appropriate amounts for your baby.

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