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How many times a day are 2 month old babies suppose to be eating..? & how many ounces in every feeding. -formula

How many times a day are 2 month old babies suppose to be eating..? & how many ounces in every feeding. -formula

Depends on the weigh: 2month old babies need to be fed six to eight times a day about3to4 ozs of feeding at a time total milk in 24 hours average two and a half oz per lb of babies weigt so an 8 lbs baby should be drinking 20 oz of feeding in 24 hour. ...Read more

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My 10 months child has diahrea,she feeding formula Lactogen 2 ,I dont know whether I hav to change the formula or what I must do,,please help?

My 10 months child has diahrea,she feeding formula Lactogen 2 ,I dont know whether I hav to change the formula or what I must do,,please help?

Recent change?: If you have RECENTLY changed to Lactogen and the diarrhea started, then the diarrhea may be caused by the new formula. However, if you have ALWAYS fed the Lactogen, and the diarrhea has only recently started, look for another cause. Offering an electrolyte solution such as Pedialyte after each loose stool can help prevent dehydration. Bloody diarrhea is always cause for concern, needing doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, i have a child of 6 months age, his stool color is green blackish, heart beat is fast, so is it bad for him, he is feeding formula, so pls help me?

Hi, i have a child of 6 months age, his stool color is green blackish, heart beat is fast, so is it bad for him, he is feeding formula, so pls help me?

Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worrisome. As far as the heart rate is concerned, a normal baby has a rapid heart beat. Is it fast for him ? If so, take him to see his doctor. ...Read more

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My four month old baby is on combination feeding .formula feeds(enfamil) 4 ounces three or four times a day plus breast feed is it too much?

My four month old baby is on combination feeding .formula feeds(enfamil) 4 ounces three or four times a day plus breast feed is it too much?

Formula &breast fed: The amount of formula your baby is getting is not too much, I can't judge how much he gets from breast feeding, if the baby is gaining weight within the expected range, being content & happy then you're on the right track. Your pediatrician will discuss the baby's growth during every well visit. You can discuss your concerns with him. Good luck, enjoy your bundle of joy. ...Read more

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When should we introduce bottle feeding?

When should we introduce bottle feeding?

Whenever needed: Newborns should be fed from the breast "only", but bottles can be used whenever needed. Sometimes, a baby has low blood sugar on day 1, or mom hasn't enough milk on day 3, so the newborn must drink from a bottle. After the first 2 weeks, newborns should be very good breastfeeders, and should be able to drink from a bottle off and on without losing any breastfeeding skills or interest. ...Read more

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When should I transition from nursing to bottle feeding?

When should I transition from nursing to bottle feeding?

8-15 months: Breast feeding is nutrition +nurturing & while baby needs the nutrition they may not want the cuddle time after they begin to explore their world. If baby cuts feeds short& wants to get down & explore, they are starting a natural weaning process. If able to handle a hard nose sippy cup, try to move to the cup rather than a bottle. Either way, baby may want to carry their feed while exploring. ...Read more

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How many oz milk can we give to 1 yr boy at night bed time n tips how to encourage baby to leave bottle feeding?

How many oz milk can we give to 1 yr boy at night bed time n tips how to encourage baby to leave bottle feeding?

No milk at bedtime: A full tummy at bed time does not make kids sleep better and if anything teaches them to want to eat again before going back to sleep if they wake. If they are bottle huggers, and use it for comfort, put only water in it from now on. You will quit eroding his teeth and might avoid a set of caps.As he tires of the boring water, he will toss it in favor of the good stuff in the cup. ...Read more

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Babies that are on a bottle feeding aren't stronger? Aren't healthier? Im bottle feeding should I be worry or feel guilty?

Babies that are on a bottle feeding aren't stronger? Aren't healthier? Im bottle feeding should I be worry or feel guilty?

Relative issue: Breast fed infants, even if breast fed for a few weeks, seem to have better life outcomes than those started on the bottle initially.There are also living immune factors that breast milk has that reduce some of babies illnesses.That said, there has been tremendous improvements in formulas in the past 3 decades and babies thrive. I think mom's have to do whatever it takes and not accept guilt for it. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of both breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of both breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Human milk is best: for human babies, cheaper, has antibodies and has shown to decrease incidence of diarrhea illness, is always the right temperature, very portable and available, but restricts mother's intake of meds and limits feedings to mother unless using pumped milk, and inconvenient if mother needs to work. Supplemental formula feedings are convenient in that situation but may reduce mom's milk production. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding as compared to bottle feeding?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding as compared to bottle feeding?

Breast feeding: advantage: baby-mama bonding, fresh, clean, how to nature meant it to be, free, full of immunity boosting factors, has oils that are needed for eye and brain growth, studies has shown it decrease risk for ear infections, asthma and allergies in breast fed infants. Also help mothers lose pregnancy weight disadvantage: time consuming and needs dedication. ...Read more

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When should baby stop bottle feeding?

Bottle feeding : When to stop bottle feeding is your decision.If you wish you can start weaning your child at 7-10 months. ...Read more

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How can bottle feeding be harmful for baby?

How can bottle feeding be harmful for baby?

Bottle feeding: Breastfeeding is best for your baby but if you cannot breastfeed, bottle feeding with an infant formula is acceptable. It can be harmful if the bottle is propped up to feed (choking/aspiration), if the milk is old or if the baby is falling asleep with the bottle in their mouth (cavaties). There are other reasons the bottle may or may not be safe but these are the main ones. ...Read more

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What should and shouldn't I do while bottle-feeding?

What should and shouldn't I do while bottle-feeding?

What do you mean?: Obvious things are : do not drive, bath, operate heavy machinery. Bond with your baby. Take the time to sit and enjoy the time together and the cute things your child does when interacting. I would in the first 6 months not try to multitask. Do not bottle prop (bottle propping is easy to fall into and is not a good habit)). Do not leave your baby alone to finish a bottle. ...Read more

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What are the most common bottle-feeding mistakes and issues?

What are the most common bottle-feeding mistakes and issues?

Don't eat lying down: Few common sense rules... 1. Don't put your baby to bed with a bottle, even if it's water 2. Elevate your child 30 degrees during feeding 3. Feed 2-3 ounces at a time, then burp 4. Use clean washed bottles at all times. ...Read more

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At what age should toddlers transition from bottle feeding to a sippy cup?

At what age should toddlers transition from bottle feeding to a sippy cup?

Feeding: I recommend getting rid of the bottle before the second birthday. I generally say anywhere from 1 to 2 years is a good age, Most of my patients seem to do it starting at between 15 and 18 months. Good luck. ...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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If we stop with bottle feed, cough decreases and again increase with bottle feeding.Why is this so?

If we stop with bottle feed, cough decreases and again increase with bottle feeding.Why is this so?

Possible Aspiration: Cough that occurs only during feeding is concerning for aspiration. Aspiration occurs when food or saliva enters the airway. Cough occurs to clean the airway and keep foreign material out of the lungs. You should see your doctor to discuss this. You may need to change nipples, feeding position, or formula thickness. Potential aspiration needs to be evaluated because it can cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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I feed my40 days old son 120ml bottle feeding 3, 4 times in24 hours, other time i breastfeed him, butafter bottle he still want a bit more. What to do?

I feed my40 days old son 120ml bottle feeding 3, 4 times in24 hours, other time i breastfeed him, butafter bottle he still want a bit more. What to do?

The more you nurse : Your son. The more breast milk you produce. You can also use an electric pump at intervals to increase your milk supply. Alternating breast & bottle feeds can cause nipple confusion. Breastfed babies can't overfeed & have a lower incidence of obesity. However, you can offer 4 oz./bottle, as long he is not spitting up; 5 oz. @ 2 mos., 6 oz. @ 3 mos., etc. Till you get to 8 oz. Later on. ...Read more