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Dr. James Chapman
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Poor Feeding (Overview)

Feeding that does not support adequate nutrition and growth (in children)


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Should I avoid feeding my child foods that often cause allergic reactions?

Should I avoid feeding my child foods that often cause allergic reactions?

No: I would not advise avoiding particular foods, because the vast majority of people tolerate all such foods including peanut, milk, egg, soy, wheat, and fish. I would introduce these foods at an age appropriate time as advised by your pediatrician. Delaying introduction will not lessen the chance of developing allergy. I would, of course, still delay solids until at least 4 months of age. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Poor Feeding (Overview)

Feeding that does not support adequate nutrition and growth (in children)


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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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I have a blister on my nipple from poor latch. It has now gone yellow. Is it ok to continue feeding and should I treat it with anything?

I have a blister on my nipple from poor latch. It has now gone yellow. Is it ok to continue feeding and should I treat it with anything?

Nipple blister: A nipple blister turning yellow amy mean a bacterial infection has developed. Please have your OB check it out before continuing to nurse your baby with that nipple. ...Read more

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I have a very poor eyesight. What the best treatment for it?

I have a very poor eyesight. What the best treatment for it?

See eye doctor: Numerous issues can cause poor eyesight so you will need to see an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Myself 29yrs old married woman. Suffering from chiken guniya since last 2 months. Have a feeding baby. Suggest me best treatment. Had tried all treatments?

Myself 29yrs old married woman. Suffering from chiken guniya since last 2 months. Have a feeding baby. Suggest me best treatment. Had tried all treatments?

Chikungunya: There is no specific treatment for this nasty viral infection. You can only treat it symptomatically with anti-inlammatories and analgesics and ride it out. May take up to a year to resolve entirely in some individuals. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of red spots or rash on baby's face? The baby is just 3 weeks old and it gets worse in evenings and after feeding.

How do you get rid of red spots or rash on baby's face? The baby is just 3 weeks old and it gets worse in evenings and after feeding.

Normal: Those spots are called milia, or baby acne. They are normal, and will go away in time. They are baby skin reaction to the fact that their world is now cold and dry, after 9 months of being wet and 98.6 all the time. Give it 6 months, and most of it will be cleared up. ...Read more

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Is there something I can feed my baby in order to prevent ivh?

Is there something I can feed my baby in order to prevent ivh?

No: If ivh is intraventricular bleeding, there is no dietary supplement or food that has been demonstrated to prevent the problem. Discuss firther options with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How do I get my baby to feed on a schedule?

How do I get my baby to feed on a schedule?

Schedule: You can set the babys schedule so that it revoves aroud your activities and not the other way around. Set the times for eating, sleeping and playtime. It may take a few days before the baby adjusts. ...Read more

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Why do a vast majority of asians have poor vision and need glasses? Genetic, or not?

Why do a vast majority of asians have poor vision and need glasses? Genetic, or not?

Genetics: While the exact science has not been worked out, it is likely that the need for glasses in certain countries and ethnic groups is explained by the common genetic background of those people. ...Read more

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Just had wisdom teeth extracted 10/2 taking clindamycin why can't I breast feed or can I? What are risk factors? I have Breast feed 3x already.

Breast milk: safe?: Any medication can be transmitted by breast milk, so asking the medical professional to be certain is always best. Most medications do not get into breast milk in significant clinical concentrations to cause problems, but consult an OB/GYN health provider to be certain. ...Read more

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9 week old. Tracheal retractions, subcostal retractions, noisy breathing, poor feeding - can this be normal? O2 sat is fine but working to be there.

9 week old. Tracheal retractions, subcostal retractions, noisy breathing, poor feeding - can this be normal? O2 sat is fine but working to be there.

Office evaluation!: Symptoms suggestive of croup or bronchiolitis. When baby is so young, particularly when there is labored breathing with retractions, should be seen in office ...Read more

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Are tracheal retractions ever normal? With noisy breathing, stomach breathing, and poor feeding (no thrive issues). Been happening for weeks.

Are tracheal retractions ever normal? With noisy breathing, stomach breathing, and poor feeding (no thrive issues). Been happening for weeks.

Tracheal Retractions: I am unsure of the age of this patient but there is a newborn diagnosis of tracheomalacia or weakness of the tracheal cartilage that causes these symptoms. This is generally resolved by the age of 1. It is important to ensure the baby is feeding well and thriving. It is often more prominent when the baby is on his/her back and when the baby is crying. Follow this along with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Feeding problems?

What is the definition or description of: Feeding problems?

Generally refers to: A child who is unable or unwilling to eat enough to nourish normal growth and development. There are many causes for feeding problems and a child who is not feeding well and failing to thrive should have a thorough medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How many times per day should my baby eat, and how should I deal with any feeding problems?

How many times per day should my baby eat, and how should I deal with any feeding problems?

Weight gain is key: Feeding patterns of infants vary with age, and from one baby to another. The bottom line is that growth/weight gain should be adequate, and the baby should appear well nourished, happy, and active. As far as any feeding problems, that can mean many different things, and i'd be happy to hear about specific questions or challenges you are encountering. ...Read more

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Premature baby with feeding problems, what to do?

Premature baby with feeding problems, what to do?

Describe the issue: Answers on the site are somewhat limited if the question fails to provide adequate basic information. What, how long, past efforts to help the issue, etc. All help us focus on the question. The site is not a chat, so each question must be complete, as it is not linked to prior submissions. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and taking percocet, will I have feeding problems?

Breastfeeding and taking percocet, will I have feeding problems?

Not necessarily: This is considered a safe medication for lactation. It should not be a problem for mother or child. ...Read more

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How does prematurity relate to children with sleeping and feeding problems?

How does prematurity relate to children with sleeping and feeding problems?

Delayed development: Prematurity is always a risk because it may leave a legacy that results in delayed development. Sleeping and eating are primitive reflexes that are regulated by lower brain control mechanisms. See a nutritionist who understands the benefit of selected vitamins as supplements. ...Read more

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Does anybody here have any experience with preemie twins and feeding problems?

Does anybody here have any experience with preemie twins and feeding problems?

Feeding preemies: Preemies, whether they are twins or not often have feeding problems. It is typically not recommended to try to breast or botttle feed until their gestational age is about 34 corrected weeks since their neuological maturity is not developed well enough to suck, swallow and breathe in a coordinated manner until then. They may have some oral aversion if they have been on a ventilator a long period. ...Read more

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Children with cp. Pda. Hie, seizures n arching of the body, feeding problems, what to do?

Children with cp. Pda. Hie, seizures n arching of the body, feeding problems, what to do?

Epilepsy Clinic: Long term management through your local (or a referral) neurologist is in order. Quality of life issues for the patient and care givers need to be addressed and properly managed. ...Read more

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I have a blister on my nipple from poor latch. It has now gone yellow. Is it ok to continue feeding and should I treat it with anything?

Nipple blister: A nipple blister turning yellow amy mean a bacterial infection has developed. Please have your OB check it out before continuing to nurse your baby with that nipple. ...Read more

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What should my baby's feeding schedule be?

What should my baby's feeding schedule be?

Every 4 hours: New babies eat whenever they feel like. As the newborn grows and approaches 6-8 weeks of age, he/she will feed about every 4 hours. As he/she continues to grow to 6 months of age, solids can be given morn, noon and evening with formula every 4 to 6 hours during the day. After 6 months of age, most babies should be sleeping through the night and not waking up for food or drink. ...Read more

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What do I feed someone with gastroentirities?

What do I feed someone with gastroentirities?

Rest, be comfortable: Drink plenty of liquid daily: suck on ice chips; sip water, clear soda, clear broths, non-caffeinated sports drinks. Let the stomach settle. Stop eating solid fatty seasoned foods for a few hours. Ease back to eating bland, easy-to-digest foods: soda crackers, toast, gelatin, bananas, rice, chicken. Stop eating if nausea returns. Avoid dairy, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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How much time should I leave between feedings?

About 2 hours: Infants feed every 2-3 hours. More frequent than that would cut into their rest time. ...Read more

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How to feed someone who isn't taking their food?

How to feed someone who isn't taking their food?

Obey the law: Try to find the cause of the person not being able / willing to eat, and address it if possible. If it's anorexia nervosa, leave this to a specialist. At the end of life, there is no reason to force-feed someone and in fact it is a crime in most jurisdictions. "Grandma probably won't be with us much longer. You don't want your last memories to be arguments over eating." ...Read more

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What can you feed someone that hasn't eaten in 3 weeks?

What can you feed someone that hasn't eaten in 3 weeks?

Consult with doctor: If someone has not eaten a thing in three weeks, then that person would have to be restarted on food and drink with great caution, in consultation with a doctor and dietitian. ...Read more

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Feeding Problems (Definition)

A child who is unable or unwilling to eat enough to nourish normal growth and development. There are many causes for feeding problems and a child who is not feeding well and failing to thrive should have ...Read more