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What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...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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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

All try to be: If considering a formula, the primary difference in types is the source of protein, (cow milk vs soy bean) and type of sugar (lactose vs non-lactose). All are regulated a by the fda and required to have certain components. All claim to be similar to breast milk in their benefit to the kids. The major brands are supported by decades of continuing research. Find one baby likes and stick with it. ...Read more

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How do breast milk and formula change a baby's poo?

How do breast milk and formula change a baby's poo?

Digestion: Your baby's digestive system breaks down breast milk and formula differently. We all use "good" bacteria to help digest our food. These different bacteria help to change the stools based on their unique digestive properties. ...Read more

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What is the harm in feeding my baby breast milk and one formula milk at night?

What is the harm in feeding my baby breast milk and one formula milk at night?

Mixed feedings: I congratulate you on choosing to breastfeed your baby. There is no harm in your plan to give baby one formula feeding at night. Dad can feed him and bond with him too. Formula feeding will come in handy when the time comes that you cannot breastfeed e.g., taking off for several hours and more importantly, in the presence of infection or having to take medication that might harm the baby. ...Read more

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Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Yes: Breast milk is the one material specifically designed for babies that is readily available, requires no refrigeration or mechanical assistance in use & will not trigger an allergic reaction. Many aboriginal populations that totally breast feed for the first 2 yrs have better muscle/bone indexes than american kids over the same period. ...Read more

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Can an hiv+ woman breast feeding her baby?

Can an hiv+ woman breast feeding her baby?

Bad, bad idea: In health, breast feeding has many benefits, and in the very poor nations, the lack of a good alternative may make it worth the risk. In the developed world, it is far safer to use a good substitute because of the risk of transmission to the baby. On this subject, there's an unanimity rare in real science. This is an emotional issue with militants offering misinformation -- be warned. ...Read more

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Should my 3 months old baby be feeding every 3 hours? She's excusively breast feed

Should my 3 months old baby be feeding every 3 hours? She's excusively breast feed

More or less: I push for 2.5-3 hours during the day and 4-5 hr at night. If you make a gradual change this can happen and you will both do well.After the kid reaches 10 lb, she may sleep 5-7 hrs.This is often aided if she is fed as she wakens rather than as she tires and is ready for sleep. Removing feeds from the sleep ritual alows them to learn to self settle. ...Read more

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Breast milk supply worry?

Breast milk supply worry?

Not sure: What you are asking. If you are having a breast milk supply worry look for a lactation consultant in your area. Mothers milk tea also can increase supply as can chinese medicine. Find an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner in your area. ...Read more

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Is it okay to feed 8 months baby whole milk and start feeding him solids ?

Is it okay to feed 8 months baby whole milk and start feeding him solids ?

Baby: 8 month olds can have solid foods. Full info on how to introduce solids is too long for a Heathtap response. Here is info from the AAP https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/Switching-To-Solid-Foods.aspx --- you should not introduce whole milk yet. You should have a 9month check up soon with your pediatrician. Make sure to go over these ?'s with them. ...Read more

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