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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
You decide: Newborns get the majority of their feeding in the first 5-10 minutes of the feeding, and the rest of the time after that is just sucking/suckling time ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Hartman
25 years experience Pediatrics
Feeding: Every time anyone eats before the stomach empties starts the digestive process over again and your stomach never gets a break. Your baby needs to go a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Newborn: A newborn is usually up 15-30 minutes after feeding and diaper change. Newborns usually sleep 16-20 hours a day. Check with your pediatrician to see i ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Awhile: Breast milk jaundice which begins days after the infant is born can last 3 - 12 weeks. Continue to follow up with your doctor.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Jaundice: It could be breast milk jaundice which is common in breast fed babies. It could go away by disrupting breadth feeding for 24 hours.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Breast: Breast milk is the best choice to feed a child.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mel Goldberg
45 years experience Pediatrics
1-2 ounces/hr: 3-4 in about 2-4wks---use enfamil or similac initially and feeding should last 10-15mins.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Tarkoff
11 years experience Pediatrics
Wide range of normal: There is a wide range of normal feeding times, but babies at this age should certainly go no longer than 4 hours between feedings. Most feed every 2-3 ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
No schedule: In general, newborns wili feed every 1.5 to 3 hours, however, it's much better to tune into your newborn's hunger cues than to put her on a set schedu ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: It depends on child'sweight and how many times a day you feed him/her. Usually it starts from 2-3 oz evry 2.5-3 hrs.
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