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Baby Allergic To Breast Milk
No: (probably not). It is very rare for babies to have intolerance to breast milk. On rare occasions babies may be intolerant to a food they are exposed to in their mother's diet through breast milk. Allergy skin tests can help determine if this may be the case. Common symptoms of this may include rash/eczema or even vomiting/spitting up. It should be noted that most colic is not due to food allergy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a baby be allergic to " rice" via mothers breast milk? How likely is it that granddaughter is allergic to inside dogs and cat?
Food or pet allergy: A baby can be allergic to foods eaten by the mother, and can be sensitized in utero or via breast milk, but rice allergies are fairly uncommon in the us. The top six food allergies or groups of allergens are milk, egg, wheat, peanut/tree nuts, soy and fish/shellfish. When children first start showing allergies, pets are often among the first reactions they experience , since they are indoors most. ...Read more
Answer to second par: The best gauge of the baby getting enough is the weight gain. Brest fed babiers are fed on demand and usually if you are only breast feedig the baby, the baby will let you know when he or she is hungry again. As the baby gets older, he or she will suck on the breasts longer. The most nutritious milk is the first 5-7 minutes of the feeding on each side. So be sdure to feed on each side each feedin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm usually careful but i ate hot dog yesterday night and have fed the baby breast milk this morning. What should I do now?
No.It is not true!!: Breast milk is still a very good nutrition for infants even after 8 months old. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended breast feeding be continue for at least 1 year and longer as desired by mother or child. Exclusive breast feeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life. Around this age iron rich complementary foods should be offered to infants and continued with breast feeding ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to reheat breast milk more than once? If the baby didn't use it? Or should it be does right away?
You could, but:: Previously frozen milk that has been thawed can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. While there is limited evidence to date that milk thawed for a few hours may be refrozen, this results in further breakdown of milk components and loss of antimicrobial activity. The accepted practice is not to refreeze thawed milk. No research about timing of room temp milk "shelf life" (some say 1 hr). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SYMPTOMS: You can suspect your baby is allergic to breast milk if having symptoms of allergy like skin rashes and nasal congestion.And confirm it by stopping the brest feeding and see if symptoms go away but breast milk allergy is rare as compared to allergy to cows milk discuss your concerns if you have with the babys pediatrician. ...Read more
About one year: After a baby is 12 months of age, and is eating a variety of baby foods, he can be weaned off formula and start whole cow milk. The weaning can be gradual over a week, in which more and more cow milk is mixed into the liquid formula each day. By the end of the week, the baby's drink will be mostly or all cow milk. Or one can wean suddenly, by making the formula disappear and just offering milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural or aided: Breast milk production is brought about by an interplay of hormonal signals that converge at the end of pregnancy. Initially the baby suckles & receives colostrum & after 1-4 days a fuller milk volume begins to flow. Consult a lactation nurse for technical help.Lactation has occasionally been possible for adoptive moms with the aid of a hormonal triggers, consult your OB if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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