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Will a sugar bottle help baby sleep?

Will a sugar bottle help baby sleep?

Not a good idea: This is not good for baby's developing teeth. Pure sugar water is not healthy for baby. ...Read more

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A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

No!: Breast milk provides everything that infants need. In fact, babies under 4 months, who are given supplemental water may develop a condition called 'water intoxication' which is associated with seizures. Are baby's stools hard or just infrequent? Breast fed babies may have bms with every feed, or as infrequently as 1-2 times a week, soft/mushy stools. Talk specifics with dr. ...Read more

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Will 2months old baby gets indigestion if he drinks bottle feed milk in a moving car?

Will 2months old baby gets indigestion if he drinks bottle feed milk in a moving car?

Maybe: Drinking milk in a moving car is not a problem. But, being in a car seat for several hours, can lead to gas pains. Allowing the baby to lie on its stomach and patting its back after traveling will help it to pass the gas. ...Read more

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My baby brother is 3 weeks old and refusing breast milk, is it okay to start using baby formula in a bottle?

My baby brother is 3 weeks old and refusing breast milk, is it okay to start using baby formula in a bottle?

INFANT FEEDING: I see mom is taking propranolol, carbamezipine and propylthiouracil. All these are l-2 drugs, means she can breastfeed without adverse effects to the baby. If baby refuses to nurse, mom can pump the milk with breast pump and feed baby in the bottle. If enough milk is not there, she can supplement with formula after breast milk. Best advise: talk to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Should you ever offer a baby a bottle while breastfeeding?

Should you ever offer a baby a bottle while breastfeeding?

Personal decision: Ideally, an artificial nipple will never cross the lips of a baby. However, many valid reasons to do so exist. Maternal illness/medication/surgery, lactation problems or ineffective nursing, poor infant weight gain or social stigmata are all some of the reasons families may choose to supplement. It can also be quite rewarding for a father to be able to feed his baby as well. ...Read more

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When to give a baby pacifier?

When to give a baby pacifier?

No rules: There has been much arguing over the years about pacifiers. In the end, though, there are no rules. When you say baby, i assume that you really mean a baby, under a year of age. My rule: if you baby likes sucking on a pacifier, its fine. Eventually, you need to get rid of the pacifier, but that is something to do in the second year of life. ...Read more

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Will it hurt to give our 8.Month old baby a teaspoon of sugar in his formula bottle?

Will it hurt to give our 8.Month old baby a teaspoon of sugar in his formula bottle?

Teaching Obesity: There is no health benefit for sugar for your baby. Why would you add extra sugar calories to your child's nutrition. Our babies in this country are in general obese and dangerously so. Diabetes is on the rise in the young as much as it is in the adult population. Extra sugar is not only unnecessary it can be a dangerous habit to give to your children. ...Read more

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I am starting my 4 month old on rice cereal do I put it in a bottle or spoon feed him?  he is formula feed .

I am starting my 4 month old on rice cereal do I put it in a bottle or spoon feed him?  he is formula feed .

Spoon: I spoon feed to teach the baby how to do it for the future. Some babies have the coordination to do so, some do not. But it does not hurt. ...Read more

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Can a baby using a bottle to long screw up their teeth?

Can a baby using a bottle to long screw up their teeth?

Yes: The pressure of sucking on the bottle and pacifer or thumb can push the developing teeth out of line. I try weaning at 15-16 months of age.In addition allowing the milk or juice to sit in the mouth for a long time may cause severe dental cavities. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Feed as baby wakes : Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read more

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Can i give a new born baby a tea spoon of water in between feeding , please help?

Can i give a new born baby a tea spoon of water in between feeding , please help?

Yes,but: For breast or bottle fed babies there is no need for additional water for a balanced nutrition.If it pleases you to offer it and baby finds the practice entertaining, i see no reason not to. ...Read more

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When will a baby sleep through the night? Bottle feeding him?

When will a baby sleep through the night? Bottle feeding him?

8m-9m: Usually around 8-9 m. Few babies sleep 5-6 hrs starting from 4 m of age and some babies have a night feed till 12 m of age. ...Read more

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When should a child be taken off a bottle and pacifier? How do you ween also? My son is drinks milk from a bottle and use a pacifier for security.

The natural time of : Weaning is around a year, when whole milk & milk products are limited to 16-21 0z./day to avoid constipation, iron deficiency anemia (which can cause developmental delays), & ?'ed appetite for solids. Juice is limited to 4-6 oz./day. Sipping milk/juice off & on or falling asleep with a bottle promotes cavities. Use an open-mouthed cup with 2 handles to promote lip closure for speech. ...Read more

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Is it better for my baby to suck his thumb or a pacifier?

Is it better for my baby to suck his thumb or a pacifier?

Yes: Thumbs rarely detach and get lost and are much easier to clean. Regular cleaning of pacifiers and making sure they don't have cracks where yeast can settle is important if you use them. There is a lot of controversy re the benefit/risk of pacifier use and breastfeeding initiation, ear infections and sids risk. My preference is keep things simple and pacifier free. ...Read more

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Could a baby overdose on baby orajel?

Could a baby overdose on baby orajel?

Not really: Using too much baby orajel may make your child nauseated and fussy. The medicament has limited effect. You would be better using a cool or iced rag or frozen rings( liquid filled plastic loops) for them to suck or chew on. ...Read more

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Can i mix teething biscuits with milk make a paste and feed my 9 and a half month old baby.?

Can i mix teething biscuits with milk make a paste and feed my 9 and a half month old baby.?

No: Generally it is recommended not to start milk until the 1st birthday.And as mentioned, the biscuit for teething only works if hard. ...Read more

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Boy 13 years old still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

Boy 13 years old  still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

No, ma'am: Individual psychotherapy with family participation is needed to determine what stresses him & why he is allowed to self-calm with a bottle. Assessment includes family history for psychiatric disorders, parent-child interactions since birth, child's iq, academic & social abilities, teacher reports & a dental exam. Therapists teach more age-appropriate coping skills before ditching the bottle. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baby bottle syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Baby bottle syndrome?

Dental Caries: Baby bottle syndrome is dental caries resulting from prolonged use of baby bottles especially with juice or other sugary drinks. The distribution of the caries start in the central middle teeth- central incisors- where teeth are in contact with the bottle nipple. If severe can result in loss of baby teeth and sometimes spread to adult teeth. ...Read more

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Using a pacifier and a baby bottle to calm down why do I do this and can't stop?

Using a pacifier and a baby bottle to calm down why do I do this and can't stop?

Not sure question: Melissa- Are you yourself using these items, or are you using them on your baby? If it's you, it's just years of having these things as your way of calming. Some people eat, some smoke, some drink. You use sucking to calm. Try starting a new habit as you gradually break the old - for instance, while sucking the pacifier, have gum in your mouth as well. Brain will start to replace the old with new. ...Read more

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Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

That is a theory: That many weary parents during growth spurts wish could be helpful to get them to sleep longer. The risk you run, is developing a food allergy. Many people try to offer thickened formula or breast milk a little too soon than what is generally recommended. Ask your pediatrician what their experience has been with that. If definitely depends on the age of the baby. ...Read more

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Does the radiation in the microwave actually absorb in the baby bottle if heated?

Does the radiation in the microwave actually absorb in the baby bottle if heated?

No!: Radiation produced by a microwave is "non-ionizing." it does not have cancer causing risks like ionizing radiation from x-rays. The biggest hazard is microwaving liquids: superheating to over the boiling point without bubbles of vapor forming in the liquid. When the liquid is disturbed-boiling can explosively start-violently ejecting boiling liquid from the container causing severe scalding. ...Read more

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I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

Probably not: A baby's environment is not sterile. It is important to wash bottle with hot soapy water after use to remove any residual formula and keep it clean, just as you would your cups and dishes. City water is generally clean and ok to use for making formula. ...Read more

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Browns spots on nephew's teeth from baby bottle?

Browns spots on nephew's teeth from baby bottle?

Brown spors: May be simple stains from improper oral hygiene. May be decay (infection) from baby bottle syndrome. May be genetic defect. Child needs to see Dentist, preferably a specialist pediatric dentist, a Pedodontist, as soon as possible. 1st Dental Examination at eruption of 1st baby tooth, but not later than 1st b'day. And NEVER put baby to bed w a bottle containing anything but water. ...Read more

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How to safely clean baby bottle nipples? By hand?

How to safely clean baby bottle nipples? By hand?

Boil: All items that are going to be used for a baby's feeding should be sterilized (including pacifiers) by placing is boiling water after hand washing. Items should be in the water while boiling for at least 5 minutes. After you have done this once the dishwasher should suffice. It would be good to also sterilize after the baby has been sick. ...Read more

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Tell me about baby bottle syndrome treatment and cost?

Tell me about baby bottle syndrome treatment and cost?

Severe early decay: Of the primary (baby) teeth caused by exposure to any liquid in a bottle (other then water). It can be both physically and emotionally devastating. Unless caught early it can completely destroy a young child's teeth. Treatment could include fillings, baby root canals, stainless steel crowns and extractions. Treatment can be very expensive and may require general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Feed as baby wakes : Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How typical is baby bottle tooth decay?

How typical is baby bottle tooth decay?

Baby bottle decay: I see it about 1 in 100 children. Parents need to brush and floss the child's teeth as soon as they come in! the diet is very important! refined carborhydrates like crackers, chips, juice boxes (which are full of sugar) are a no no. If your child needs the bottle at night - make sure it is only water- milk has sugar in and can cause decay sitting on the teeth overnight. ...Read more

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Is baby bottle tooth decay a real thing?

Is baby bottle tooth decay a real thing?

Yes : Baby bottle decay is real, and is rampant in some communities. By allowing the child to sleep with sweetened water, milk or juice for hours can cause a rapid onset of cavities. ...Read more

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Describe the features of baby bottle tooth decay.?

Describe the features of baby bottle tooth decay.?

Early- white spots: Baby bottle tooth decay is more accurately referred to as early childhood caries since children don’t need to be using a bottle to develop tooth decay. The very earliest stages of ecc can appear as white spots on the teeth- often by the gumline. This is demineralized dental enamel. If the demineralization continues under the enamel, the spot will become darker. The enamel can appear intact. ...Read more

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How does a dentist treat baby bottle caries?

How does a dentist treat baby bottle caries?

Depends: Hopefully this is caught before the situation is too serious ... Fillings are the most conservative solution. If it is not caught it may require root canals and even extractions. ...Read more

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My two year old has a crown over front tooth. He had baby bottle decay, we immediately took care of. Front tooth now looks black? It's been a month.

Go Back: See the Pedodontist who did the crown and ask. Your child might need to be checked to be sure all is well. Good for you to take care of this right away. Good Luck. ...Read more

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When can baby bottle tooth decay start?

When can  baby bottle tooth decay start?

Immediately : Baby bottle decay can start with the presence of food and teeth. If the babies teeth are not cleaned after each feeding, and the food is able to either pool or accumulate, you can be sure that decay will start to occur. It is best to start a routine of cleaning the food and drink from the child's mouth after each feeding to get them into the routine of good oral hygiene from an early age. ...Read more

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How do you treat baby bottle tooth decay?

How do you treat baby bottle tooth decay?

Clean the teeth: If caught early enough, the tooth decay process can be stopped and even repaired. Brush teeth thoroughly at least once a day to remove acid causing bacteria, stay away from sugars, breads and sodas (even diet!), use a small amount of Fluoride ( in toothpaste and water) to help calcium and phosphate in the saliva to repair the acid damage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baby bottle tooth decay?

What is the definition or description of: Baby bottle tooth decay?

Baby Bottle Syndrome: Circumferential decay of deciduous teeth, most commonly incisors, usually in the gingival 1/3 of the crowns, Caused by putting child down to nap or sleep with a bottle containing milk or juice. Sugars in the liquids lay on the teeth, combine with bacteria (plaque) to form decay producing acids. ...Read more

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