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3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?

3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?

Need PCP evaluation: not enough information for reason why ranitidine prescribed. Infant needs a thorough PE to evaluate problem. I suggest stopping the ranitidine to exclude possible side effects, unless aspiration following feeding has occurred. Many babies erp up a lot but grow normally. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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My baby is two months n breastfeeding. Her tongue is white due to milk. Is there anyway to remove it.?

My baby is two months n breastfeeding. Her tongue is white due to milk. Is there anyway to remove it.?

Yes: It could be thrush, also known as yeast in the mouth. Usually true thrush is almost impossible to "scrape off" the tongue. Try wiping the tongue with a clean wet wash cloth. If if comes off it probably isn't thrush and is just milk deposits from feeding. If it is whitish, velvety and doesn't come off you will need to seen medical attention for a prescription to kill the yeast. ...Read more

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When i first started breastfeeding, my nipples were peeling and some got on my baby tongue. He is 3 weeks old now. How can I get it off his tongue?

When i first started breastfeeding, my nipples were peeling and some got on my baby tongue. He is 3 weeks old now. How can I get it off his tongue?

Epithelial cells: Your epithelial (skin) cells will not hurt the baby's tongue. However, make sure that you do not have a developing breast infection which will cause nipples to crack and peel by seeing a md. ...Read more

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My 2 weeks old baby girl makes some clicking sound while breastfeeding and 4rm bottle. Has it anything to do wit tongue tying?

My 2 weeks old baby girl makes some clicking sound while breastfeeding and 4rm bottle. Has it anything to do wit tongue tying?

Tongue tie: A tethered tongue can cause unusual sounds during breast feeding, but as long as she is gaining weight (feeding effectively) and not choking or gagging, this is likely not an issue that needs to be addressed in the short term. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?

Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?

Likely two different: things happened, injection directly into a small artery can cause a vision change temporarily; injection very close to or into part of the lingual nerve route will cause the side of the tongue to go numb immediately. All should resolve with time. ...Read more

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When do babies get the hang of breastfeeding?

When do babies get the hang of breastfeeding?

Instinct: Babies are born with the instinct to breast feed. Even in the womb they have sucking action. Some are born with sucking blisters on their thumbs! moms must learn how to hold their infants in a position that is conducive to the rooting reflex, and to resist the temptation to let baby suck on just the nipple, vs areola. A lacation consultant or pediatrician is invaluable in the early days of brf. ...Read more

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When breastfeeding, should you feed your infant on demand or establish a schedule?

When breastfeeding, should you feed your infant on demand or establish a schedule?

Both.: In the beginning, you should feed on demand - and more often - to help establish milk production. Once you and your baby have your technical skills down, it is a good idea to start to spread out your feeding to every 2-3 hours, gradually if needed, or you may find yourself with a baby who sips...very frequently. Feeding on demand is another model that works - find which fits best for you. ...Read more

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Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Overlapping issues: This era saw many changes in family life.Many women worked outside the home & needed an easier way to feed the child. Soon after the first antibiotics (wwii), we had staph outbreaks in nurseries with germs that weren't killed by penicillin.Many thought breast feeding spread the germs so babies were wrapped in sterile blankets & bottle fed. A home made formula was promoted & the rest is history. ...Read more

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"drug transfer to the fetus and to the breastfeeding infant: what do we know?"

Not a lot....: These studies are very difficult to do, especially on which drugs are transferred to the developing fetus. Animals models can tell you some information, but it is hard to interpret effects into people. ...Read more