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Doctor insights on: Bottle Propping

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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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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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Can I bottle feed my baby at night?

Can I bottle feed my baby at night?

Yes: Bottle feeding at night is fine. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle though, as this causes tooth decay. ...Read more

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Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

That is a theory: That many weary parents during growth spurts wish could be helpful to get them to sleep longer. The risk you run, is developing a food allergy. Many people try to offer thickened formula or breast milk a little too soon than what is generally recommended. Ask your pediatrician what their experience has been with that. If definitely depends on the age of the baby. ...Read more

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What is worse for the teeth, sippy cup or bottle?

What is worse for the teeth, sippy cup or bottle?

Depends: All things considered it really depends on the liquid inside. If you use water no issues at all, if you use juice both are a problem. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Feed as baby wakes : Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read more

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Will a sugar bottle help baby sleep?

Will a sugar bottle help baby sleep?

Not a good idea: This is not good for baby's developing teeth. Pure sugar water is not healthy for baby. ...Read more

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My baby make a clicking noise when drinking from her bottle?

My baby make a clicking noise when drinking from her bottle?

Likely normal: But difficult to know without examining her. One suggestion is to create a video and show it to her doctor for evaluation. It appears to be related to feeding and is not there all the time. All the best sorting it out. ...Read more

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Will falling asleep with the bottle in her mouth damage my baby's teeth?

Will falling asleep with the bottle in her mouth damage my baby's teeth?

Water is ok: Any liquid, other then plain water, can cause early childhood caries, mother's milk included. This is both an emotionally and financially devastating disease that can rapidly destroy an infants teeth. Prevention is easy - only use plain water in nap time and night time bottles. Start cleaning your babes teeth as soon as they come in. See pediatric dentist by age one year. ...Read more

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2 month old baby drinks 1.5 oz formula milk every hour. Less breast milk. At night 7 hours sleep and not fed. Is it proper? giving zincovit drops too.

2 month old baby drinks 1.5 oz formula milk every hour. Less breast milk. At night 7 hours sleep and not fed. Is it proper? giving zincovit drops too.

Overnight sleep! : Yes, a 7 hour stretch of sleep is appropriate for a 2 month old. Congratulations! On demand feeds are best while awake. Is she gaining weight well? This is the best indicator of her milk intake's adequacy. Best of luck! ...Read more

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3yr kid throws up after dinner?

3yr kid throws up after dinner?

Soewing toddler: On the face of it, not an uncommon occurence. However, if it is projectile, happens frequently after meals, contains blood, or associated with weight loss,fever, or pain, then you should see your family doc or pediatrician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My baby spits up after every bottle should I change her milk?

My baby spits up after every bottle should I change her  milk?

Not necesarily: Look into how much you r feeding him first. Try to make feeds of lesser amount and more frequent. Also use "reflux precautions" in which u keep babies head elevated above stomach for half an hour after each feeding, and lay him with head of crib elevated. If this doesn't work talk with your doctor to see if thickening or changing formula is the next best thing. ...Read more

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My 5 wk old vomits (not projectile)and spits up at least 3 or so times every feed. He's kept upright, burp him often. Will switching formula help?

My 5 wk old vomits (not projectile)and spits up at least 3 or so times every feed. He's kept upright, burp him often. Will switching formula help?

Usually physiologic: Not uncommon for spitting up to occur in infants. If vomiting occurs several hours after eating then usually problem with slow gastric emptying. If infant gaining weight and not having airway or lung problems usually physiologic. If infant stops eating or loses weight than an issue. With maturity usually reflux or vomiting lessens. If worried see pediatrician, ...Read more

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Will 2months old baby gets indigestion if he drinks bottle feed milk in a moving car?

Maybe: Drinking milk in a moving car is not a problem. But, being in a car seat for several hours, can lead to gas pains. Allowing the baby to lie on its stomach and patting its back after traveling will help it to pass the gas. ...Read more

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Is it bad to feed your 5 month old rice cereal while laying down?

Is it bad to feed your 5 month old rice cereal while laying down?

Yes: Babies start life designed to be satisfied with just the right number of calories - as long as they control the pace of eating and they are not tricked by empty calories or junk food. Better for babies to sit when eating solids and to skip processed white flour cereals altogether. See more at www.Drgreene.Com/colorin and www.Drgreene.Com/whiteout. Bon appetit! ...Read more