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I weaned my baby from breastfeeding. What will i give my weaned baby to make him eat food and be strong and healthy. Thanks?
Depend on baby's age: If your baby is younger than 12 months of age, i would recommend baby formula till 12 months. After that you can give homogenized milk, but limit the amount to no more than 24 oz a day. If you give more milk, chance of developing iron deficiency is very high. The baby also should eat jarred baby foods, increasing the volume gradually. Start with vegetables such squash, green beans, and liver, beef. ...Read more
What's the best way to wean my daughter from formula? She's just now getting teeth and they're not fully out yet. She hates baby food wants table food. I don't know how to make sure she gets nutrition
Baby nutrition: One of the best website for children nutrition is American Academy of Pediatrics home page. You will find details what kind of food a what age. Another website is ChooseMyPlate.com of USDA which provides individual diet guidance based upon age, sex and activities. The best approach is patience and choose variety of food for your baby. Good luck. ...Read more
Baby is 8 months biting mother when nursing but keeps refusing bottle . Baby is underweight(10 percentile) best way to wean a baby who will not take a bottle but needs nutrition ?
Work with the doctor: A normal baby at 8 months can easily be trained to take a bottle, if "no breasts are available" to the baby. So, the baby in question appears to have other issues, leading to questions such as: is the baby truly too small, why is the baby too small, why won't the baby take a bottle, etc... In such cases, the parents have to see the doctor a few times and work together to keep the baby growing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joint decision: The nutrition & nurturing benefits of breast feeding are well accepted, with some drop off in the nutrition aspect after kids are well into solids @ 8m.The nurturing aspect varies with the kid. If baby makes short work of the feed, 10min/side & wiggles to get down they are showing they don't value the nurturing as much as others. These kids can be weaned as you desire. Those that linger need longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This depends some on the dynamic the two of you have going. Some kids need more nurturing than others so try to recognise ques on time to change. Some are so interested in exploring when they begin walking that you find yourself chaseing them down to feed--time to transition. If baby seeks you out for feeds, enjoy it (for breast) but put water in bottles >1yr. They will toss it & accept a sippycup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the age: If a baby is old enough to sip from a cup, he can drink his milk or water from a regular cup (with help) or from a sippy cup that has a lid. At this age (usually 20-24 months), the parent can have one talk with the child about the bottles going "bye-bye", and make all the bottles in the home disappear overnight. The important thing is to judge when the baby is truly able to drink from a cup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Three typical approaches: cold turkey, you just stop, bind yourself & you & baby are miserable for a week. Substitution, you drop 1-2 feeds every other day or so, supply slows, you wean in a couple weeks. Short feed, you use baby to start flow until soft but interrupt baby & supplement every feed.This slows milk production & the wean is more comfortable but may take 2 or more wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 5 months, and i've decided to start weaning and switch to formula. How many ounces should she get and how often?
No: Not necessarily. While your milk will naturally decrease, and your baby will find nutrition in other places, he/she may continue to suckle because of the comfort and closeness to you during the nursing process. By offering an alternative to your baby, and minimizing access to your breast will help the weaning process more so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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