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Babies that are on a bottle feeding aren't stronger? Aren't healthier? Im bottle feeding should I be worry or feel guilty?

Babies that are on a bottle feeding aren't stronger? Aren't healthier? Im bottle feeding should I be worry or feel guilty?

Relative issue: Breast fed infants, even if breast fed for a few weeks, seem to have better life outcomes than those started on the bottle initially.There are also living immune factors that breast milk has that reduce some of babies illnesses.That said, there has been tremendous improvements in formulas in the past 3 decades and babies thrive. I think mom's have to do whatever it takes and not accept guilt for it. ...Read more

Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

Both give the same: nutritional value, which is extremely important. Nursing allows a different, closer bonding of mother and baby. However, if nursing is not possible, it is certainly worthwhile and beneficial to the baby to give the expressed breast milk by a bottle. ...Read more

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When should baby stop bottle feeding?

Bottle feeding : When to stop bottle feeding is your decision.If you wish you can start weaning your child at 7-10 months. ...Read more

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I want to stop breastfeeding my baby and start bottle feeding but she is refusing to take bottle feeds, what should I do?

I want to stop breastfeeding my baby and start bottle feeding but she is refusing to take bottle feeds, what should I do?

Different feeder: Baby will often refuse a bottle if she can smell you. If you enlist dad or another helper to start the process baby may accept the feed if hungry enough.After a few feeds by the other helper, baby may be willing to make the change. ...Read more

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How can bottle feeding be harmful for baby?

How can bottle feeding be harmful for baby?

Bottle feeding: Breastfeeding is best for your baby but if you cannot breastfeed, bottle feeding with an infant formula is acceptable. It can be harmful if the bottle is propped up to feed (choking/aspiration), if the milk is old or if the baby is falling asleep with the bottle in their mouth (cavaties). There are other reasons the bottle may or may not be safe but these are the main ones. ...Read more

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At what age should toddlers transition from bottle feeding to a sippy cup?

At what age should toddlers transition from bottle feeding to a sippy cup?

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

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How many oz milk can we give to 1 yr boy at night bed time n tips how to encourage baby to leave bottle feeding?

How many oz milk can we give to 1 yr boy at night bed time n tips how to encourage baby to leave bottle feeding?

No milk at bedtime: A full tummy at bed time does not make kids sleep better and if anything teaches them to want to eat again before going back to sleep if they wake. If they are bottle huggers, and use it for comfort, put only water in it from now on. You will quit eroding his teeth and might avoid a set of caps.As he tires of the boring water, he will toss it in favor of the good stuff in the cup. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding and bottle feeding a baby?

What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding and bottle feeding a baby?

Various opinions: Some believe nipple confusion is the main problem switching back and forth in feeding method. Babies have to put a little more work into getting the milk to drop down from the breast vs suckling a bottle. I have lots of parents who use both methods and rarely have I seen true nipple confusion. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/your-babys-feeding-breast-vs-bottle ...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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If we stop with bottle feed, cough decreases and again increase with bottle feeding.Why is this so?

If we stop with bottle feed, cough decreases and again increase with bottle feeding.Why is this so?

Possible Aspiration: Cough that occurs only during feeding is concerning for aspiration. Aspiration occurs when food or saliva enters the airway. Cough occurs to clean the airway and keep foreign material out of the lungs. You should see your doctor to discuss this. You may need to change nipples, feeding position, or formula thickness. Potential aspiration needs to be evaluated because it can cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding ?

Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding
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Smacking lips: Usually this is just a result of the baby generating suction around the bottle nipple, then suddenly lietting it go. Sometimes it can just be the baby playing with the nipple. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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When is a good time to wean my baby off of nursing or bottle-feeding?

Depends on the child: Some kids need more nurturing than others and will seek out the cuddle time at the breast well into the 2nd yr. If your infant needs cuddle time, do as long as desired. When kids start to walk, they may loose interest in cuddle time. When you have to chase them down to bf its time to quit. Bottles are easy, when baby will take well from a hard spout sippy cup start the wean. ...Read more

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Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Get out of the room: When you try alternative feeding it is best to let someone else do the offering.If baby is use to BF they will hold out as long as they can smell you. If hungry and you are not there to confuse her, she may begin the transition easier. ...Read more

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Im having a hard time bottle feeding my breastfed baby. What should I do to make her drink from the bottle?

Im having a hard time bottle feeding my breastfed baby. What should I do to make her drink from the bottle?

Have someone else : Offer the bottle.If she can smell you, she doesn't want the back up plan. Have your spouse or a friend offer the bottle when she is hungry & leave the area. After she figures out the idea you may get her to cooperate with you later. ...Read more

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Why is my two monrh old baby falling asleep during bottle feeding before finish the bottle and than waking up after 10 or 15 minutes to continue?

Why is my two monrh old baby falling asleep during bottle feeding before finish the bottle and than waking up after 10 or 15 minutes to continue?

Maybe abnormal : This may be normal or it could be a sign your baby is working too hard to eat. See your pediatrician to review your baby's growth and overall health. If there is something else making your baby fatigued while eating, your doctor can detect what the trouble is. ...Read more

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My child is 4and half month old his blood suger level is 141 after bottle feeding sweet milk.What it may be su?

My child is 4and half month old his blood suger level is 141 after bottle feeding sweet milk.What it may be su?

Likely sampling issu: A random blood glucose will always be affected by sampling technique, which can be hard in infants. Any foreign material on the skin surface may skew the results & falsely elevate them. If taken soon after a feed i could see it going up to the 130's. If concerned see your dr & have a venous sample tested. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my child is 4and half month old his blood suger level is 141 after bottle feeding sweet milk?

Should i be concerned if my child is 4and half month old his blood suger level is 141 after bottle feeding sweet milk?

Why was the test: Done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. In adults, a post-prandial glucose level of 141 is normal. ...Read more

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How is bottle feeding and breast feeding a baby over 1 week different?

How is bottle feeding and breast feeding a baby over 1 week different?

1 week of age?: If one week old, then breast feeding is usually every 2-3 hours for less than 15 minutes per feeding. If formula fed, then they usually take 1-2 ounces every 3-4 hours. ...Read more

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My baby 6m old is bottle feeding,is it necessary to give him DHA supplement? What brand do u recommend? The dose & for howlong?

My baby 6m old is bottle feeding,is it necessary to give him DHA supplement? What brand do u recommend? The dose & for howlong?

DHA: DHA is already found in most baby formulas. If you are not using one that contains it, switch. The amount necessary is already calculated. ...Read more