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10 Months Old Feeding Schedule For Breastfed Baby
Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more
Is it ok to let my 3 month old breastfed baby sleep until she wakes up to feed? Or should I wake her to feed her?
Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?
Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Im having a hard time bottle feeding my breastfed baby. What should I do to make her drink from the bottle?
Have someone else : Offer the bottle.If she can smell you, she doesn't want the back up plan. Have your spouse or a friend offer the bottle when she is hungry & leave the area. After she figures out the idea you may get her to cooperate with you later. ...Read more
3 months breastfed baby is now sleeping for 4 hours straight at night, when will she start sleeping 5-6 hours & is it safe not to feed for that long?
Possible now: Infants > 10 lb & taking well during the day can often sleep 5-6 hours or more at night.Few sleep > 4hrs without arousing and self settling but if allowed to they can resettle without a feed.The trick seems to come from day feedings that occur as they wake, not as part of settling to sleep.Kids that are fed as part of the sleep ritual cannot resettle without a feed & have delays in this milestone. ...Read more
When should I feed my breastfed baby cereal? She's 3.5 months. Feds a lot and is fussy. Not sure if my breastmilk is fully satisfying her
Unnecessary : 50 years ago infants were fed solids early ; frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice ; do not add to the child's nutrition. Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades ; baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more
My 5 month old breastfed baby keeps waking up 10+ times
at night from discomfort for the past three months . What can I do to help him?
My 3-month-old, breastfed baby refuses to suck on a bottle of expressed milk. What can I do? I'm returning to work soon.
My nine month old nephew is a breastfed baby eats often but, hasnt had much interest in baby food he is a little small for age should i be concerned?
Depends: Straining or irregular stooling doen not mean constipation.The nb breast fed kid may go 7-10 days without a stool or poo a little at each meal.As long as it is soft, i don't consider that constipation. If the kid is putting out dry rabbit pellets or stool bigger than your finger you can sometimes tease a stool out using vasaline on a q-tip inserted to the length of the cotton & worked around. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, breast : Fed babies can get constipated. But not having a bowel movement is not = constipation !constipation refers to the consistency of the stools. If they are hard, round balls or firm with every diaper change , then i will agree with you otherwise it is not what you think it is . If concerned, please discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Infants can have food allergies early on to many items you may have consumed in pregnancy. Airborn particles are more likely to produce irritant effects ( like smoke or fumes) than allergies. Washing the nasal menbranes in infants with saline will reduce some of their chronic congestion.If they have eczema &or chronic nasal drainage i often send kids for food allergy tests, >1/3 are +. ...Read more
My 2.5 month old breastfed baby was in the same room as someone with a fever. Should I be worried?
Not necessarily.: Assuming that the person with the fever had an infection that was actually transmissible (through coughing, for example), there's still no guarantee that your baby caught any infection. Further, breastfeeding imparts useful antibodies to the baby not acquired through formula. Check for symptoms in two to three days, just to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3-month-old breastfed baby won't take a bottle. Are there some special bottles or nipples he might take?
Experiment: You may have to try different types. Also, your baby may resist taking the bottle from you. He smells your breast milk and may be confused by the plastic bottle. Have dad or a grandparent give the bottle, and you get a break for a while. If the baby is hungry, he will probably take the bottle better from them. ...Read more
At what age can you give fruit and veggie gerbers to a breastfed baby? He's currently 19 weeks old. Just started him on cereal
Start slow: The main goal of introducing solids today is to help baby learn a new feeding method & gradually get them to feed from the table. By 6m most have lost their tongue thrust & can sit & learn.A simple rice cereal made up as a paste is a good starter food & should be offered from a spoon, not in a bottle. Gradually introducing one new food every few days to a week, allows you to monitor food reactions ...Read more
Six week old exclusively breastfed baby with insanely smelly gas, not appearing in pain, bm every few days. Normal?
Exclusively breastfed baby gained only 1 lbs from 2 months to 3 months old. Do i need to supplement? I gave him formula once and he guzzled 5oz...
Probably: It sounds like you are not producing adequate milk. Several measures can increase your milk supply. See http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/articles/increasing-your-milk-supply & http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/galactagogues.html Try those measures but you can also supplement with organic formula after nursing. See http://foodbabe.com/2013/05/28/how-to-find-the-safest-organic-infant-formula/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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