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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
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 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?
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
Few if any cons: In general infants are pacified by sucking and a pacifier can really help infants that are calmed by sucking, in my experience pacifiers rarely interfere with breast feeding and since they can easily be removed when needed are preferable to sucking on fingers/thumbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try Ortho Pro: In recent years, pediatric medical discussion on the use of pacifiers has focused on the ability of non-nutritive sucking (nns) to seemingly have the ability to reduce sudden infant death syndrome (sids). From a dental viewpoint, the use of pacifiers is recommended with caution as it can cause several changes in the way a child's teeth relate. Playtex ortho-pro has shown little orthodontic change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Has to do with intensity ; duration. Most pacifiers are discontinued well before harm is done. Thumbs/fingers are worse. As an orthodontist i see much digit damage, almost no pacifier damage. See pediatric dental specialist now, orthodontist age 7. Try to wean child off pacifier age 2-3, and digits no later than age 4. Ask pedodontist for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The general answer is yes. It is a great way to calm a baby and avoid overfeeding. It has also been thought to decrease chances of sudden infant death syndrome. Do consider: do not start until 3-4 weeks if you are breast feeding (nipple confusion) and definitely take away by age 1 yr. Although you could use it up to age 18-24 mo, it is harder to wean at that age and may affect teeth and speech dev. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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