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How can I resolve my baby's nipple confusion?

How can I resolve my baby's nipple confusion?

Pick one and do it!: If you want to breastfeed and bottles or pacifiers are causing problems, then stop the bottles and pacy and breastfeed away. Essentially practice, practice, practice. Try eliminating alternate nipple forms for 3-4 weeks and establish a good pattern and then, only if needed, reintroduce bottles and/or pacifiers. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Nipple Confusion (Definition)

This term is used for breastfed infants that are offered other types of nipples, such as bottles and pacifiers and this can interfere with successful breastfeeding. The infant tries to use the bottle-feeding technique on the breast and has ...Read more


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Can you tell me how to keep my baby from nipple confusion?

Can you tell me how to keep my baby from nipple confusion?

Ignore it: The only time I really saw this (in 3 decades) was when a baby absolutely refused a bottle at 10 mo when mom went to the hospital for surgery. I look at this as an excuse offered by the titty police when kids struggle with breast feeding.Human infants can figure it out, the issue is a myth in most cases.. ...Read more

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Does nipple confusion exist? pediatrician's recommended bottle and paci @3 days old due to bloody nipples. I want to BF but baby doesn't frustrated

Does nipple confusion exist? pediatrician's recommended  bottle and paci @3 days old due to bloody nipples.  I want to BF but baby doesn't frustrated

For some babies: It does exist for some babies. The problem is there is no way to tell which babies will have trouble and which ones won't. There is definitely a group of infants who, once they get fed from a bottle, refuse breast because it is more work. The majority of infants don't care - as long as food comes out the end, they will feed. I know you're sore, but try to get through a few more days- it will clear ...Read more

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What is nipple confusion?

What is nipple confusion?

Nipple confusion: Breastfeeding and bottle feeding are very different with respect to the way a baby needs to suck. Breastfeeding requires the baby to have a wide open mouth with the tongue down and curled under the nipple. Some babies can become "confused" if artificial nipples from pacifiers and or bottles are introduced early, before breastfeeding is well established. ...Read more

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Does nipple confusion exist?

Does nipple confusion exist?

Yes: Simple thought process... Does your nipple look like the nipple on the bottle? Of course not, and so baby will naturally react differently to both forms of feeding. Many babies will still do fine no matter what, but some babies will have troubles switching back and forth. This may create troubles with breastfeeding and so try to avoid doing both unless 100% necessary. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Nipple confusion?

What is the definition or description of: Nipple confusion?

Nipple confusion: This term is used for breastfed infants that are offered other types of nipples, such as bottles and pacifiers and this can interfere with successful breastfeeding. The infant tries to use the bottle-feeding technique on the breast and has difficulty latching-on and sucking. ...Read more

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Past two days i pumped 3 times and left breastmilk to mom to give it to my 2,5 months old boy. does it diminish milk supply or cause nipple confusion?

Past two days i pumped 3 times and left breastmilk to mom to give it to my 2,5 months old boy. does it diminish milk supply or cause nipple confusion?

Breast feeding: Breast feeding or breast pumping on regular basis every 3 hours helps to stimulate milk formation. Also you need to eat healthy & drink lots Of fluids. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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My 5 mo old fusses, becomes agitated five minutes into breastfeeding. She is formula fed when i'm at work, is this due to nipple confusion?What can I do?

Unlikely confusion: Nipple confusion is more likely if a kid refuses a bottle because they want the breast or vise versa. Your baby may be noticing the change in flow rate that comes naturally during bf.After 5 min the flow rate can slow (80% empties in the first 5min) .The flow rate with a bottle varies only with babies suck. Try switching sides after 5min & let her go back if willing after another 5/side. ...Read more

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Cycle 21-28d stays on 6d' last cycle july17-22 unpro sex on july21st period stop then came back on 22nd yesterday clear fluid from nipples. Confused?

Cycle 21-28d stays on 6d' last cycle july17-22  unpro sex on july21st period stop then came back on 22nd yesterday clear fluid from nipples. Confused?

Doubt pregnancy : If you are concerned check a test if the white discharge continues you might trace a yeast infection that needs treatment and you can get that over the counter sounds like your hormones were a bit confused too ...Read more

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Couple days ago my nipples were very sore & now i look & see a dark scab-like thing around the edges of my nipples. Im so confused, what could it be?

Couple days ago my nipples were very sore & now i look & see a dark scab-like thing around the edges of my nipples. Im so confused, what could it be?

A moisturizing cream: Should help. This can occur due to irritation, trauma, and common to breast feeding mothers. If it you don't see any improvement, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My nipples have been hurting a lot the past 2-3 days spontaneously.. can you please tell me what that could be? I'm really confused.

My nipples have been hurting a lot the past 2-3 days spontaneously.. can you please tell me what that could be? I'm really confused.

Take ibuprofen: sometimes, due to hormonal changes, the stroma in the breast connective tissue can stretch and engorge causing pain. Try ibuprofen and see if that helps. Cool pads or sometimes warm pads can help as well ...Read more

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White vaginal discharge, pain in nipples, giddiness, food carving 4m d last 10 days. Period delayed by 7 days n pregnant test is negative. Confused?

White vaginal discharge, pain in nipples, giddiness, food carving 4m d last 10 days. Period delayed by 7 days n pregnant test is negative. Confused?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Did IUI on 8march.1st week felt dizzy, nipples pain, tired. Felt cud be preg.Tdy having symptoms like periods.Cramping.Very confused.Am i not pregnant?

Did IUI on 8march.1st week felt dizzy, nipples pain, tired. Felt cud be preg.Tdy having symptoms like periods.Cramping.Very confused.Am i not pregnant?

Too early to tell: Pregnancy tests become positive about 12 days after ovulation. You are likely too early to know. Pregnancy symptoms are too unpredictable so just wait for 12-14 days after IUI and get a pregnancy test. Blood tests are most accurate and a urine home test can be false negative, so be careful. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have not had the return of my menstral cycle. I have been breast feeding 13 months. Recently had cramps..Now sore nipples. I'm 41..Confused on sore?

I have not had the return of my menstral cycle.  I have been breast feeding 13 months. Recently had cramps..Now sore nipples. I'm 41..Confused on sore?

Menses ; breast milk: It is not uncommon to have an absence of your period while breastfeeding. However, ovulation can still occur as well as pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test first and foremost, then when breast feeding has ceased your period will return if you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/afib. Had a heart ablation for 4 mon ago but still feel confusion, lightheaded, chest tightness/pressure. Doc said afib gone but still sick?

Diagnosed w/afib. Had a heart ablation for 4 mon ago but still feel confusion, lightheaded, chest tightness/pressure. Doc said afib gone but still sick?

I am curious...: Did your doctor mention if you had mitral valve prolapse (mvp)? Mvp can lead to similar symptoms, and relieving the atrial fibrillation would not necessarily resolve the other symptoms. Ask your doctor if you have mvp. Many people don't need specific treatment, but follow-up is important. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.

What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.

Me too.: In infants i prefer rectal temp.102.0 qualifies as a "temperature" this way.It is slightly higher than oral.I do not have great faith in the skin strips. ...Read more

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Getting confused with asthma and chest infection, difference?

Getting confused with asthma and chest infection, difference?

Asthma or infection: In asthma, bronchi or breathing tubes suddenly constrict in response to irritants, allergens and viral infections. This causes obstruction to airflow ; typically producing whistling sound or wheezing. It also causes chest tightness ; shortness of breath. Chest infection is a lay term loosely applied to pneumonia, bronchitis or a mere presence of "wet cough". ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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Confusion (Definition)

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