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Feeding Problems At 5 Months
My 6 month old breast fed baby only drinks 5 ounces per bottle. She bottle feeds twice while I work for 8 hours. She is 18 pounds. She was born 8.5 oz?
By weight is fine: She is likely getting much more when nursing directly from the breast. While you might expect her take more from the bottle at this size, she may prefer the breast and baby foods (presuming she's being fed some). As long as she's wetting aces diapers in that 8 hrs, is happy after feeds , don't worry. Offer a cup with water, too- it's time to start learning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My niece is on formula milk & solids. When should I stop feed her formula milk? She is 5 going 6 years old
My baby is 5 months old. Having greeny slightly watery poops. She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day. She is exclusively breast feeding.
My baby is 5 months old. Having greeny slightly watery poops. She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day. She is exclusively breast feeding. ?
Stools: this can be normal, for breast fed infants, they can have a small bowel movement after each feeding, as long as it has some solids in it & not to watery or large soon she will start sold food & that might bind her stools, if she is growing & gaining weight that a very good sign. it is always good to check with her pediatrician. good luck. ...Read more
My 3 1/2 month old is eating formula 4-5x daily with 5 ounces during each feeding. Is he getting enough formula? He weighs about 12 lbs.
Varies: Baby food will usually alter the stooling pattern based on the items involved.Some items;applesauce, rice cerreal, bananas tend to slow baby down while peaches, pears, prunes speed them up. If baby is skipping days a reduction in the volume of the solids can increase stooling. Solids this young are meant to teach baby to handle solid foods, not replace the nutrition in breast of formula. ...Read more
5 week old baby is constantly hungry. I've been breastfeeding him all day between 2 hour interval formula feeding.
Hungry baby: First of all do you have enough breast milk. Give your baby the breast. After20-30 minutes, if he takes more than 1-2 ounces you dont have enough breast milk. Secondly are you burping frequently, and third at five weeks he may have colic, in which case swaddle him or put him in a swing after feeding. ...Read more
Baby is 5 wks old I'm still producing milk been formula fed since day 1 is it too late to start breast feeding?
Possible: Depending on how motivated u are u can still make an attempt to breast feed. There may be nipple confusion but if u breast feed when the baby is hungry then you may be able to persuade baby. Initially u may even offer expressed milk to make the baby familiar with the new taste of breast milk. Best wld be to discuss this with pediatrician and monitor weight gain to make sure baby is getting enough. ...Read more
Can my 5 mo old baby eat food and drink water? Sometimes i'm worried about her feeding, she is on formula 4/5 oz every 3 hours
Sounds normal: Studies show that breast milk or formula alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read more
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8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! also try to avoid buying the flavored varieties- plain is best and if you want to mix in some bananas or other fruit thats fine but the pre-flavored ones have too much added sugar for babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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