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Doctor insights on: 3 Month Old Baby Milk Intake

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What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

Varies some: Most develop regular stooling at a frequency of 1 or more daily. Color varies through shades of green to yellow to brown. ...Read more

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My nearly 3 month old baby decrease in the intake of breastmilk from 120ml to around 60ml but he seems healthy and active. Please advise tks?

My nearly 3 month old baby decrease in the intake of breastmilk from 120ml to around 60ml but he seems healthy and active. Please advise tks?

Illness or teething?: This is a typical time for babies to start to have teething behaviors, this might be one cause of the decrease in breast milk intake. Is he feeding at the breast? Or pumping bottles? Good wet diapers? Weight percentiles growing ok? Keep an eye out for other symptoms, might be an illness coming on. Painful feedings? Fever? Drooling? Contacts with illness? ...Read more

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7 month old baby will not eat solids. She drinks approximately 16 oz of formula milk a day but refuses solids. Should I reduce her milk intake?

7 month old baby will not eat solids. She drinks approximately 16 oz of formula milk a day but refuses solids. Should I reduce her milk intake?

Needs 20-30 ozs form: Should be getting 20-30 ozs, plus introducing new textures, start even with Cheerios for self-feeding. Make sure she is not anemic. ...Read more

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How many oz of milk does a 3 month old baby drink on an average?

How many oz of milk does a 3 month old baby drink on an average?

Breast vs bottle: Babies usually drink 25-40 oz of milk/day. Breastfed babies drink less than formula fed babies. Breastfed babies are at much less risk for obesity as well. Breastfed babies usually drink at most 4-6 oz of milk at a feeding vs 6-8 oz for formula fed babies. ...Read more

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Could u please sugest how much quantity of formula milk (in ml) is adequate for a 3 month old baby who have just started drinking from bottle.?

Could u please sugest how much quantity of formula milk (in ml) is adequate for a 3 month old baby who have just started drinking from bottle.?

It depends approach: Feed enough so that he is satisfied for 2-3 hrs but not too much that he spits up repeatedly (spitting up once might be normal in most babies). Check with you doctor to make sure baby is growing well (not too little or too much). ...Read more

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What milk supplement can I start for my 3 month old baby as I have to go back to my work? I have been breastfeeding till now..

What milk supplement can I start for my 3 month old baby as I have to go back to my work? I have been breastfeeding till now..

Formula feeding: It would be best for your baby if you continue breast feeding when ever you're home & suppliment with milk base formula such as Enfamil or semilac, try to pump your breast & freeze your breast milk to use it later. Good luck. Enjoy your bundle of joy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give some boiled water to 3 month old baby? She is under formula since I have less breast milk. And she drinks 2oz every hour.

Is it ok to give some boiled water to 3 month old baby? She is under formula since I have less breast milk. And she drinks 2oz every hour.

No water!: We don't want to give your baby water at this age. She should have either breast milk or properly mixed formula. Water in small babies can result in a low sodium level in the bloodstream which can lead to seizures! Congrats on breastfeeding your baby! Even with formula supplement, breastmilk is giving baby very important immune system benefits and protection from infection! ...Read more

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What should be the average weight of 3 month old infant?

What should be the average weight of 3 month old infant?

Depends: Full term females at 3 months typically weigh 4.5 to 6.5 kg. Full term males at 3 months of age typically weigh 5.5 to 7.5 kg. ...Read more

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Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.

Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.

Botulism: Botulism poisoning in infants has been caused by contaminated honey, molasses, and Caro syrup. Best to avoid these in your infant's diet. ...Read more

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Why is my 8 month old baby vomiting after eating dairy (milk based porridge for babies or cottage cheese) but yet he doesn't after vomit eating formula

Why is my 8 month old baby vomiting after eating dairy (milk based porridge for babies or cottage cheese) but yet he doesn't after vomit eating formula

Whole milk products: Whole milk products may not be tolerated until after 12 months of age. Use infant formula (or breast milk) to make sure your baby gets the right balance of digestible nutrients. If your baby still doesn't tolerate whole cow's milk after a year of age, you may need to try a lactose free cow's milk or soy milk. Some babies can tolerate yogurt, since the lactose is broken down more. ...Read more

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Bf 3 mo old with cow milk protein allergy. Dairy free x4 wk, minimal soy intake. Symptoms improved but not resolved. Normal weight gain. What do I do next?

Bf 3 mo old with cow milk protein allergy. Dairy free x4 wk, minimal soy intake. Symptoms improved but not resolved. Normal weight gain. What do I do next?

Continue avoid milk: It takes time, so a continued milk an dairy elimination diet is in order. It would be important to read labels to make sure there is no "hidden" dairy in other foods. Also, there may be another food allergy besides milk. An allergist can assist in the search for the cause. ...Read more

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What is the breastmilk intake curve for a 4-12 week old infant?

What is the breastmilk intake curve for a 4-12 week old infant?

Depends on the baby: Your breast milk supply is usually well established by 2-4 weeks. If the baby is having a growth spurt, which can happen any time, she might want to nurse every hour or two for a few days until your supply builds up; she will then go back to less frequent nursings. You can help by drinking more water and letting her nurse as she wishes. She will nurse more if it is hot, also. ...Read more

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Can switching soy base formula to regular milk base, harm by 3month old baby? If babies stay on soy base, will that effect her when she gets older?

Can switching soy base formula to regular milk base, harm by 3month old baby? If babies stay on soy base, will that effect her when she gets older?

Varies: There are babies that are intolerant to milk based formulas, either to the protein or the lactose sugar. These kids will be chronically fussy, have acidic stools or otherwise a mess. If your kid can eat, digest and act comfortable on a milk based formula it is ok to switch. You might want to review the idea with the doc, some use soy for kids with galactosemia and a change to could be harmful. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 week old infant water or should I just give him his milk?

Can I give my 5 week old infant water or should I just give him his milk?

Either: Water is a healthy part of any diet. Formula or breast milk is actually balanced to provide the proper amount of water equivalent, to the baby making extra water unnecessary in most cases. It is a reasonable supplement to breast fed kids when relatives want to share the joy of a nurturing moment, & extra water for a kid with hard stools is often helpful. ...Read more

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My infant has had runny seedy poos for three weeks now and cries a lot after feeds. Is it ok to mix/wean soy formula with his milk based formula?

My infant has had runny seedy poos for three weeks now and cries a lot after feeds. Is it ok to mix/wean soy formula with his milk based formula?

See a doctor: If your baby is really fussy after feeding, see your doctor to make sure there is not a problem- infection, not digesting feedings well, allergy to some component of the formula, or other concerns. Don't change the formula without checking with your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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How many ounces of breast milk or fomula is a 3 week old infant supposed to drink and how many hours apart?

How many ounces of breast milk or fomula is a 3 week old infant supposed to drink and how many hours apart?

Depends on weight: For an average weighted newborn at 3 weeks age, approximately 3 oz every 3hours or 3 1/2 oz every 4 hours would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 4 day old infant, that I am breast and bottle feed. How can I completely empty the milk in my breast?

What to do if I have a 4 day old infant, that I am breast and bottle feed. How can I completely empty the milk in my breast?

Breastfeeding: If you have enough milk to exclusively breast feed no bottle feeding is needed. In 15 minutes of sucking the baby will empty the breast. If he/she is satisfied with only nursing on one side you can pump the other side and freeze it for future use. Pumping does not completely empty the breast like the suction from a baby but a good pump will do ok. ...Read more