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2 Oz Feeding Baby Bottles
Changing bottles: Most bottle will start to look worn after going through the dishwasher for a few months but it is more important to change the nipples especially if the rubber is starting to look worn or cracked. Look on the package and it should give you an idea. Cheaper bottles will have to be changed more often. ...Read more
What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?
Very Quickly: Unless you wear sterile gloves, the bottle becomes unsterile very quickly. Essentialy as soon as you touch the bottle. However, the bottle still stays very clean. Being very clean is typically more than enough to keep your baby safe and healthy. ...Read more
What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?
Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more
No: Bottle sterilizing goes back decades to a time when people made their own formulas from unpasturized milk & mixed it with water from questionable sources. Certified city water supply eliminates the need to sterilize in most cases. A good bottle brush and the same attention you give your dishes should be adequate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better If Not: Young infants generally will sleep better with a late feeding. The sooner you can help the baby fall asleep without a feeding, the easier in the long run.I am not aware of any evidence one way or the other, but i think by a year of age a baby does not need a bedtime feeding to sleep through the night. The sooner you eliminate the bedtime feeding the better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed . Proper?
Pumped milk, right?: Babies drink breast milk, either pumped or directly from the breast. Formula (not cow milk) is an option if there is not enough breast milk. In nature, nobody knows how much a baby drinks, because she drinks from the breast. That being said, if a normal healthy 2 month-old wakes every hour and only drinks 1.5 oz, she can be gradually increased to 3 oz per feeding and will likely sleep better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a growth spurt: Babies go through growth spurts, in which they seem to eat all the time, and then slower periods of growth during which they do not seem to be as hungry. You might worry if your baby isn't feeding because she doesn't seem to feel good, is lethargic, or has fever or trouble breathing. If she looks and acts healthy, it may be a temporary slowdown in her growth. She may be eating more per feed, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bottle Feeding: I'll presume since you are a man we are talking about bottle feeding! This depends on baby's age. If you have a newborn, baby should be having between an ounce and two ounces every several hours, on demand. The number of ounces gradually increases as the baby grows older and the feedings gradually space out longer. Ask again with the specifics of baby's age and we can help more. ...Read more
See Your Doctor: Your child's age is not given & this is a crucial piece of info needed to give a specific answer. By age 6 wks, infants are feeding on demand; have 6-8 wet diapers in a 24 hr period; 2-4 poopy diapers in 24 hrs. Your baby's weight gain is also important indicator & at age 3 mos should gain 4-7 oz per week. See your doctor for a weight check, complete review of baby's feeding history & guidance. ...Read more
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