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Adult Baby Nappies
Parent must do it.: Good oral care starts day one. For infants, wiping all oral surfaces with a washcloth and water twice daily after feedings does the job. For toddlers, get a very soft small toothbrush and brush all oral surfaces gently. You don't have to use toothpaste, but if you want to use it, put only a tiny dot on the brush;we don't want him eating toothpaste! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Other causes: A four month old does not have bowel control where he is afraid to poop. You dont mention it, but if you are breast feeding an infant can go as long as a week without pooping and is within the realm of normality. If he is on f ormula he maybe constipated by too much formula. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Babies vocalize a lot! they often "talk, " squeal, or laugh even when alone. They are checking out the sounds of their own voices, learning to make new sounds, and entertaining themselves. As long as she is otherwise fine, don't worry and enjoy the squeals. ...Read more
No: I find it varies with the child. I have many bf kids that track 1-2 growth zones above their lenght zone for the first 2 years and settle back down as the get older to be consistent with healthy growth. Parents that confuse sucking activity with hunger are more likely to overfeed baby since volume not as limited as breast would be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessary early: During the 50's & 60's when moms made their own cow milk based formula, it was important to feed solids to make up for the deficiencies of cow milk.Today the breast or commercial formula fed babies need no solids the first year. We have a need to teach them the different skills needed to feed solids & most are ready @ 6m when they start sitting with assistance. This is a good time to start. ...Read more
One year old daughter crying for breast feed in night. Eats mild solids well. Not drinking bottle milk . Expects me always around her, else she cries?
Possible teething: She may be crying at night for another reason. At a year of age she is conceivably teething thereby giving her pain. Try giving her Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) at bedtime and see if that soothes her.If you want to stop the night time feeds another thing you can try, is to let her cry it out. Go to her when wakes up, sooth her but don't pick her up. After 3-4 nights and youll get your rest. ...Read more
9 month old baby boy wont drink milk. My pedia says baby is healthy. How do I make him drink? Formula fed.
Feeding problems: You can not make him drink.Formula. At this age he should be drinking less milk and eating more solid foods. You can offer him formula not whole milk, in a sippy cup with his solid food meals. If your pediatrician says he is growing well then not to worry. He should be taking 6 meals including solids per day. Do not make eating a struggle! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately NO: Breastmilk is nature's perfect food for babies; formula is not nearly as good. Breastfed babies have better immune function (less infections), less chance of dying in their first year, lower risk of allergies, Type 1 diabetes and obesity and better cognitive development. Moms who breast feed lose more weight, have less depression & breast cancer! PLEASE BREASTFEED! See http://tinyurl.com/o85tl7j ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby girl 4.5 months old, weights 5.95kg was born 3kg. Is she underweight? She's otherwise healthy and meeting her developmental milestones
Almost 3 mnth old formula fed daughter has poop in almost every diaper, extremely uncharacteristically fussy, inconsolable, spitting up frequently...?
Tough situation!: Oh you poor thing- you must be so worried! And tired! The part that strikes me as most concerning is that this is unlike her. We'd agree that it's normal for babies to cry, babies at this age can be very colicky. I'm not worried about the diapers, maybe she's coming down with a virus. Check her temperature and if > 100.3 rectally, if bloody or dark green vomit, take her to the ER please. ...Read more
Feeding: I recommend getting rid of the bottle before the second birthday. I generally say anywhere from 1 to 2 years is a good age, Most of my patients seem to do it starting at between 15 and 18 months. Good luck. ...Read more