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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 2 more doctor answers
Overall the opinion: is No you do not need to be taking Hair vitamins while you are lactating, though any harmful effects on the baby is not immediately known. It IS known that any vitamins you take while breastfeeding WILL be transferred to the baby, especially the fat soluble ones (ADEK). Most women grow hair faster while they are pregnant or lactating anyway as part of the natural effects of progesterone. ...Read more
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?
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