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Is an exersaucer toy harmful to 5 months old supported sitter baby?

Is an exersaucer toy harmful to  5 months old supported sitter baby?

No: If your 5 month old has some abdominal strength and ability to sit up a little then it would be a great idea to start using the exersaucer. ...Read more

Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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Baby Feeding (Definition)

How one feeds a baby, botlle, breast feeding, solids etc.And the point ...Read more


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Will light aerobics/light cardio jogging in place with a baby in baby carrier cause shaken baby syndrome?

Will light aerobics/light cardio jogging in place with a baby in baby carrier cause shaken baby syndrome?

No: Shaken baby syndrome occurs when the baby is grabbed under the arms and the baby's head is violently shaken back and forth with injury and subsequent swelling of the brain. Horrible! This is not what you are doing. All the best and make sure your baby's neck is well supported. ...Read more

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How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

Sleep habits: Can start by teaching child to go to sleep by itself; Can feed but child should be put in crib tired but awake and allowed to go to sleep by itself; May involve some crying but habit of breast feeding to sleep can be broken. ALos child does not need to be fed during the nite. DO not subsitute pacifier or bottle to put infant to sleep. ...Read more

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Can you bottle feed an infant while hes laying down on his back?

Can you bottle feed an infant while hes laying down on his back?

Try not to: Feeding a baby in a slightly head up position will prevent any of the formula getting into the middle ear and causing ear infections. ...Read more

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Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Too Tight Not Good!: Swaddling is safe but one only need to snug the blanket to limit motion not stop motion. Babies get some satisfaction from swaddling so use it but use it with care and common sense. ...Read more

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What to avoid while breast feeding baby?

What to avoid while breast feeding baby?

See below: Smoking, use of illicit drugs, and heavy drinking should be avoided. Consult either your doctor or pediatrician before you take any medication. ...Read more

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How to keep baby awake when breast feeding her?

How to keep baby awake when breast feeding her?

Nursing: If your baby needs to eat and is sleepy then you can undress to the diaper, and gently tap on the soles of the feet. This will stimulate the baby to suckle. ...Read more

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Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

GERD/Fistula: If this has been on going since birth there is the small possibility that an undiagnosed tracheo-esophageal fistula may be present. Gastroesophageal reflux maight also cause this to occur. ...Read more

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When will a baby sleep through the night? Bottle feeding him?

When will a baby sleep through the night? Bottle feeding him?

8m-9m: Usually around 8-9 m. Few babies sleep 5-6 hrs starting from 4 m of age and some babies have a night feed till 12 m of age. ...Read more

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How to win off my baby from breast feeding?My baby does not like formula

How to win off my baby from breast feeding?My baby does not like formula

Gradual weaning: If your baby is around a tear you can try whole milk if younger try mixing 3/4breast milk to 1 /4 formula, then half and ha, then3/4 formula to 1/4 breast milk, etc. ...Read more

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Baby arches and straightens while feeding ? Remedy

Baby arches and straightens while feeding ? Remedy

Depends : The age of the baby and the type of food consumed may be playing role. Dietary proteins can aggravate in some children and the diet may need to be adjusted. If only breastfeeding then mother's diet should be reviewed. Reflux, which can be present with any type of diet, can cause pain with each feeding. Work with provider to come up with diagnostic and treatment plan. ...Read more

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5 mnth bb sleeps from 11pm till 10am without waking up to feed, after feeding she sleep till 12pm, she knows how to sooth herself.Normal? Shes breastfed

5 mnth bb sleeps from 11pm till 10am without waking up to feed, after feeding she sleep till 12pm, she knows how to sooth herself.Normal? Shes breastfed

Growth adequate?: If she is gaining weight and growing fine, development on track, you have the perfect baby you prayed for! the key is adequate calorie intake over 24 hours. If she is getting that nursing during the day, then her body will let her sleep at night and let those growth hormones flow during her sleep. If growth is not adequate, talk to pediatrician about what changes need to be made to schedule. ...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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When to feed solids to baby on a trip?

When to feed solids to baby on a trip?

Same.: Same schedule as at home. Over a few days one can slowly adjust to a change in the time, if needed. ...Read more

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7 month baby suddenly fussy generally especially during feeding ...what can be causes. .shes on cerelac and formula feed...wants to be held?

7 month baby suddenly fussy  generally especially during feeding ...what can be causes. .shes on cerelac and formula feed...wants to be held?

Shd see doctor : Sudden fussiness in a 7 month old may suggest an infection somewhere and the fact that she is more fussy during feedings suggests that it may be an ear infection. Fever is not a reliable sign in this age group and so have the baby checked. ...Read more

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When breastfeeding, will the baby not feeding off one breast cause problems? 7 weeks old.

When breastfeeding, will the baby not feeding off one breast cause problems? 7 weeks old.

Decrease supply: Breast milk production is dependent upon stimulation (suckling) from the breast. The side baby nurses from will produce lots of milk and the unused side will produce little or none. Not harmful to baby, but could be very uncomfortable-lopsided!- to mom. If you're having problems getting him to feed on one side-see pediatrician or lactation specialist. They can help this common problem. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby cries until I lift him up in a uptight position?

My 2 month old baby cries until I lift him up in a uptight position?

See doctor: Two months old baby knows human /mother touch and feels better when mom lifts him up, so he may be crying for that. But there may be any other reason that he is uncomfortable like breathing problem, obstruction in airway, gastric reflux or having gas and needs burping. Get your baby checked by your doctor to sort out problem. ...Read more

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My stepmom was rocking my 8 month old baby in her car seat kind of vigorously. Baby was laughing. It worries me.Could that cause shaken baby syndrome?

My stepmom was rocking my 8 month old baby in her car seat kind of vigorously.  Baby was laughing. It worries me.Could that cause shaken baby syndrome?

She should be fine: but you are right to be careful with a baby. It does not take too much to hurt a baby's brain but it would be obvious. Given that she was laughing and I assume she is fine now.....she will be OK. ...Read more