when is it ok for me to leave the house with my baby?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
You already have. : An appropriately dressed infant may leave the house at any time depending on a parent's comfort. Crowded setting should be delayed however, for at least a few weeks.
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Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: This really depends on you. I have known parents taking their baby on walks within the first month, other seem to keep them hidden from view. Look at your neighborhood and climate and decide what is best for you.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: What a baby is exposed to, not going out that can be a problem.Babies under 8 wks of age are at risk of germs acquired at birth that could produce meningitis or blood poisoning.Fever at that age willusually result in hospital admission. Public contact with those that may bring fever producing colds or other illness can lead to an avoidable hospitalization.Simple walks outsid are fine.Shopping not.
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How quickly can I wean my baby?
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Pediatrics 22 years experience
Over weeks is best: Weaning over weeks will best allow your body to adjust with minimal discomfort and enable your baby to make the transition easier.
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How do I wean my baby?
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Pediatrics 48 years experience
Gradually ;): You will notice that between 6 and 12 months, as your baby eats more solid food per meal, s/he will probably spend less time sucking (presuming that you feed solids first then offer milk after the meal) and s/he will wean her/himself. You can introduce a cup between 6-9 months and quit breast/bottle sometime between 9-12 months.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Can my baby wean himself naturally?
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Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Not necessarily. While your milk will naturally decrease, and your baby will find nutrition in other places, he/she may continue to suckle because of the comfort and closeness to you during the nursing process. By offering an alternative to your baby, and minimizing access to your breast will help the weaning process more so.
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Is it ok to wean my baby quickly?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes but it will likely make you uncomfortable as your breasts will be more engorged than if you wean slowly.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
How would I know to wean my baby?
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
Weaning: Breastfeed your baby as long as you can until age 1 year. Wean to regular cow's milk (whole milk). If not possible due to work, illness, etc, wean at 6 months. Use a cow's milk formula, not soy, until age 1. Switch to a sippy cup as much as possible.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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