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Baby Drinking Milk In Boobs
How many ounces of breast milk or fomula is a 3 week old infant supposed to drink and how many hours apart?
Depends on weight: For an average weighted newborn at 3 weeks age, approximately 3 oz every 3hours or 3 1/2 oz every 4 hours would be appropriate. ...Read more
Many benefits: Breast fed infants have fewer allergies, have higher iq's, lower risk of heart disease and obesity and may have lower risk of type 2 diabetes (the jury is out on that one yet). These are just the things we know about so far. So you will be smarter and healthier - no bad, huh? ...Read more
Enough: Mom will produce enougjh the average intake a newborn has is 15-40 ml a feed but it can vary depending on the infant and moms supply. Some babies will take 2-3 oz a feed by 12 days old...Others 1-2 oz. As long as baby is gaining weight and satisfied, then he/she is getting enough. ...Read more
4mon. Old baby when he is drinking his milk redness coming out on his chest and face and disappeared when finish his bottle! His doctor dosent knowwhat
Keep asking: There are a lot of questions here. Is the baby taking more than 20 minutes to finish? Is there sweating while he is drinking? Does the milk contact his skin while drinking? More data is needed to help answer your question. I'm sorry. ...Read more
What did your pediat: Pediatrician say, there are many different types and sometimes you have to try a few before u find the right one, but you should be using what your baby's doc recommends. ...Read more
My 3 month baby has not been drinking her normal amount of breast milk for the past 3 days. She doesn't seem to be more fussy than normal though.
Self regulation: She may be getting enough at feedings and this is signal to you to cut down on the amount of daily feedings. ...Read more
Baby won't drink milk from Breast or bottle. Refuses milk and will only take solids. She is now 19 weeks old. Was advised to start solids at 16 weeks.
Milk still important: It's still important that your baby get in some sort of milk or formula to continue his/her development. You might try a different formulation, and mixing a little cereal in for thickness. If your baby is still not taking any milk, you may need to consult the pediatrician for further instruction. ...Read more
Is it true that if a baby did not drink breast milk in infancy, his immune system becomes weaker later in life?
When can I start giving water to drink to a baby he is 3 months old now and he usually gets hickups and I use breast milk to help him from that?
Not helpful: Infants have no need and derive no benefit from water supplements. Breast milk or formula is designed to provide for all of babies needs. Hiccoughs are driven by an electrical wave in the breathing muscle like a heartbeat and will fade when it decides to, supplements of milk or water have no direct benefit. ...Read more
I've been pumping but losing breast milk, I'm pumping half of what I was b4, baby has been drinking from bottle is it to late for her to latch on?
Maybe not: As long as there is some breast milk production you can "retrain" your baby to latch on again. It may take some effort on your part and patience. ...Read more
If II want to have a drink otr two & am exclusively breast feeding, what is a good way to go about it to where my baby won't get alcohol from my milk?
My 9 month old baby doesn't drink adequate amount of milk and is too fussy upon eating too. I breast feed him?
5 days old new born baby, crying during night, most of the time, even having drink breast milk, may know the cause, is it ok if we give gripe water?
3mos baby often straining, and just now passing greenish liquid stool with mucus and foamy. Only drink breast milk. Should I concern?
Not particularly: What you consider straining may just be baby dealing with the issue at hand. Weak belly muscles, needing to poop without sitting upright where gravity helps, and making any sound they want because they don't care what they sound like. Sounds pretty normal. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby is refusing to drink expressed breast milk. I've had to supplement with enfamil gentle ease formula. Is this normal?
Weaning: If your baby is nursing with no problem, then this should work. Add a very small amount of breast milk to teh gentlease. Wait a few days and add more. Repeat this process. If you start with a very small amount of pumped breast milk this weaning method usually works. Be patient however. ...Read more
If chest pain occurs: Very quickly, would be c/w esophagus issues/esophageal spasms as part of your response to what you are swallowing. This can occur with anything. Coordination of esophageal muscles (like rest of body) to achieve the peristaltic swallowing response is complex & coordinated by mind/brain. Internalized past history, no matter how seemingly hidden, always plays a role. Yet, Hx offered was very limited. ...Read more
Is drinking a lot of soy beans milk make my boobs bigger? Is there anyway to enlarge em without having to eat a lot?
Yes, but...: Drinking a lot of milk will make the boobs bigger because the overall fat in the body will increase and increase. The more body fat, the more fat in the boobs. It's the calories from the sugar, fat, and protein in milk... Regardless of the kind of milk. That means it's not those internet stories of hormones in soymilk or other foods and drinks that will be making everything (everything) bigger. ...Read more
Any suggestion in what to drink and eat to about a blurry chest xrays result??? They said milk can sometimes make it blurry is that true?? Suggestion?
X-rays: You don't have anything to eat or drink for an hour before X-ray however I do not think that anything you eat or drink will give you hazy X-rays if the radiographer is well trained ...Read more
Possibilities....: It is possible that you have an allergy and the chest discomfort could be related to bronchospasm. You probably should see an allergist to confirm this allergy. In the meantime, avoid milk products because if this is an allergy, your symptoms could get worse with more exposures. ...Read more
No: Breast milk is very nutritious, and excellent for babies, so will be of no harm to adults (in small amounts). Breast milk is too rich, so will give an adult too much animal fat (yes, we are animals) and many extra calories. Most moms with excess breast milk just freeze it for use later when their babies are weaned off the breast, but surely some frozen milk gets wasted (thrown away). ...Read more
Yes: It is done in many cultures around the world. ...Read more
Can husband drink milk produced in breast of her wife by stimulating the breast. IS it baleful for health?
No problem, unless..: Unless a mom has too little milk, it doesn't matter at all that somebody else (such as a twin sibling or another person) is drinking some of the milk. The breasts will make more. So, as long as the baby is well-fed and happily growing, mom is fine to share her breast milk. However, breast milk is very rich with lots of milkfat, so it may not be healthy for adult humans to drink too much of it. ...Read more
Sure.: If you are not a nursing infant then you don't really require the nutritional composition of breast milk, but it's certainly not dangerous. It has a lot of fat, and antibodies/nutrients - but for a healthy, immunocompetent adult I don't think drinking breast milk is necessary for optimal nutrition. It's safe, just a little weird, ;-). Cheers! ...Read more