Solid Baby Food Manchester NH

When should I introduce solid foods to my infant son, and what first foods are best for him? Breast milk or infant formula supplies all of your baby’s nutritional needs for at least the first five to six months of life, so don’t be in a rush to start solid foods. Your baby’s intestinal tract is not fully developed, and starting solids too early may increase his risk of food allergies.

Super Stop & Shop
(603) 623-3725
365 Lincoln Street
Manchester, NH
Store Hours
Mon:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Tue:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Wed:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Thu:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Fri:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Sat:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Sun:7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(603) 626-4488
605 Mast Road
Manchester, NH
Store Hours
Monday 7am -11pm
Tuesday 7am-11pm
Wednesday 7am - 11pm
Thursday 7am - 11pm
Friday 7am - 11pm
Saturday 7am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm
Pharmacy #
(603) 626-4366
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(603) 644-2106
79 Bicentennial Drive
Manchester, NH
Store Hours
Monday 6am - 11pm
Tuesday 6am - 11pm
Wednesday 6am - 11pm
Thursday 6am - 11pm
Friday 6am - 11pm
Saturday 6am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm
Pharmacy #
(603) 644-2204
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(603) 472-2627
4 Jenkins Road
Bedford, NH
Store Hours
Monday 7am - 10pm
Tuesday 7am - 10pm
Wednesday 7am - 10pm
Thursday 7am - 10pm
Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday 7am - 10pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm
Pharmacy #
(603-472-2501
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Target
(603) 621-1451
100 Quality Dr
Hooksett, NH
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(603) 626-4567
201 John Devine Drive
Manchester, NH
Store Hours
Monday 6am - 12am 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 6am - 12am 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 6am - 12am 8am - 8pm
Thursday 6am - 12am 8am - 8pm
Friday 6am - 12am 8am - 8pm
Saturday 6am - 12am 8am - 6pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm
Pharmacy #
(603) 626-1233
Pharmacy Hours
Mon:
Tue:
Wed:
Thr:
Fri:
Sat:
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Super Stop & Shop
(603) 222-2015
777 South Willow Street
Manchester, NH
Store Hours
Mon:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Tue:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Wed:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Thu:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Fri:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Sat:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Sun:7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Target
(603) 263-0061
220 S River Rd
Bedford, NH
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Super Stop & Shop
(603) 668-3275
7 Kilton Road
Bedford, NH
Store Hours
Mon:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Tue:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Wed:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Thu:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Fri:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Sat:7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Sun:7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

BJ's
(603) 668-2711
400 Quality Dr.
Hooksett, NH
Services / Departments
Bakery, Beer & Wine, BJ's Optical Department(R), BJ's Propane(TM), Rotisserie Chicken, Tire Center
Store Hours
Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.

Ask the Doctor - Baby's First Solids

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By Randall Neustaedter, OMD, Lac

When should I introduce solid foods to my infant son, and what first foods are best for him?

Breast milk or infant formula supplies all of your baby’s nutritional needs for at least the first five to six months of life, so don’t be in a rush to start solid foods. Your baby’s intestinal tract is not fully developed, and starting solids too early may increase his risk of food allergies. Keep in mind that even after you’ve started solid foods, your son will still need the nutrition of breast milk or formula until he is a year old. Babies develop at different rates—some are eager and ready for solids at 6 months, while others need to wait until they are 7 to 9 months of age.

Look for physical cues that your son is ready to eat solids, such as good head control and the ability to sit upright when supported in an infant seat. Monitor his appetite—if he still seems hungry after multiple feedings of breast milk or formula in a day, he may be ready for solid food. Another sign of readiness: his growing curiosity about the food you are eating. Is he grabbing food out of your hand or eagerly eyeing your morning banana?

Since the digestive enzymes that break down solid food develop slowly, the first solids for babies should be foods that are easy to digest, such as cooked organic vegetables, scrambled or boiled organic egg yolks, and raw bananas. (Make sure to puree or mash your son’s food, since he could easily choke on chunky foods.) Organic egg yolks make an excellent first food because they supply cholesterol, vitamin A, and omega-3 fatty acids for mental development. Since egg whites are a high-allergenic food, separate the yolk from the white before cooking. Do not give your baby raw or soft-boiled eggs, because of the chance of salmonella contamination. Go slowly, introducing one new food at a time, and wait two or three days to observe reactions before you introduce another food.

As you allow your son to taste and play with new foods, observe him for any signs of a food allergy such as a rash around his mouth or anus, runny nose, diarrhea, or unexplained fussiness within the next 24 hours.

Wait until your son is a year old before you give him rice cereal or other grains. Whole grains are difficult to digest, and introducing them too early could cause him to develop food allergies.

I also encourage all parents to make their own baby food from organic vegetables and fruits whenever possible. Organic foods not only contain more nutrients and fewer pesticides, they also let you avoid glass jars of commercial baby food, which contain a chemical called semicarbazide that leaches into the food from the plastic sealing gaskets of the metal lids.

Even though it’s convenient, do not microwave your baby’s food or bottles. According to several studies, microwaving can cause carcinogens to form in vegetables, milk, meat, and grains. And as far back as 1998, Russian researchers reported a marked acceleration of st...

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