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Avent Baby Bottle Recall
What type of bottle nipple should I get for my 7 weeks baby? She uses Phillips Avent bottles level 1 but I don't know when to start on level 2.
I bough a new formula dispenser and avent philips bottles, should I boiled them before use? Or soapy wash and boiled water is enought?
Boil them!: Don't take chances. After that, use the dishwasher. ...Read more
I am feeding my boy with avent philips bottles, he's 4 month&20 days old, on a bottle wrap is written 1+, should I change bottle nipples or? Harm?
No but ...: The avent solution basically applies suction to an inverted nipple. It can work and if it doesn't, surgery is a simple and easy solution. However, please make sure of the cause. If it is a new developement, have your breasts examined and the necessary tests ordered if appropriate. ...Read more
I have inverted nipples, are there ways to fix them without surgery since i'm 17? I've heard of piercing them or a product called the avent niplette?
Don't worry: No need to fix since nothing is wrong with them, don't compare yourself to the artificial breasts in popular media. ...Read more
I am using Philips avent manual breast pump. I don't feel let down and if it happens I only get 1oz and then nothing till next let down. What to do?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby Bottle Decay: The cardinal sign of baby bottle decay is rampant decay over the incisor area of a child's dentition. The reason why this is allow to happen is because nobody is watching. If parent are brushing and flossing their child's teeth every night and every morning, baby bottle caries would be non-existent. It is not like the dirty diaper that screams to be changed. A parent's daily watchful eye is needed. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help me my son's front tooth looks black. What is this? He had baby bottle decay and it was necessary to keep appearance of the front tooth by doing a crown on it. It was done about a month ago. Should I be concerned?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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